The Upper Room & Foot Washing

Hello again! Here’s the next message from Pastor Alan. He taught last Sunday from the first seventeen verses of John chapter 13. To listen to this message, simply click play on the audio player below. I’ve also included Pastor’s outline and links to the Scriptures he references. Enjoy! 🙂

The Upper Room & Foot Washing

The Upper Room

The place where:

  •   Jesus washes the disciples’ feet
  •   The Last Supper is taken
  •   The followers hid after the crucifixion
  •   Jesus appeared after the resurrection
  •   Jesus gives the discourse and prayer recorded in John
  •   Jesus appears to Thomas
  •   The followers wait for the Holy Spirit
  1. Foremost, it is a place where there was closeness between Jesus and His disciples.
    • What is your “upper room” place?
      • The place where you listen to Jesus’ instructions and carry them out.
      • Luke 22:7-13
  2. We should have an eagerness to commune with Jesus.

Foot Washing (John 13:1-17)

  1. John emphasizes the contrast between outward religious acts of purification and inward cleansing and life that come from Christ.
  2. Foot washing not only symbolizes inward cleansing over outward cleaning, it is an act of a servant.
    • It is a reminder of the hierarchy of authority (v. 16)
    • It is a reminder that love without action is often just empty sentiment. (John 13:34-35)
    • Philippians 2:4-8
    • There can be nobility in the drudgery.