He had been grieved by their (the apostles’) contention, but He did not reprove them by sharp words. He showed His Love by acting as a servant to His Own disciples. When He had finished, He said to them: {SJ 97.3}

"If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; you also ought to wash one another's feet. For I have given you an Example that you should do as I have done to you." John 13:14, 15. {SJ 97.4}

In this way Christ taught them that they ought to help one another. Instead of seeking the highest place for himself, each should be willing to serve his brethren. {SJ 97.5}

The Saviour came into the world to work for others. He lived to help and save those who are needy and sinful. He wants us to do as He did. {SJ 97.6}

The disciples were now ashamed of their jealousy and selfishness. Their hearts were filled with Love for their Lord and for one another. Now they could give heed to Christ's Teaching. {SJ 97.7}


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1. By what had Jesus “been grieved”? What does the c word mean? (2 answers total)

2. What did Jesus NOT do?

3. Please read James 1:19 (KJV) and write the 3 wise life directions given, and ask God to make them a reality in your life.

4. In James 1:19, what name does God give to you? In the above reading how did Jesus show “His Love...to His Own disciples”? Does Jesus serve you? Do you express gratitude? (4 answers total)

5. “When He had finished”, what did Jesus say to the apostles in John 13:14-15 about copying Him? (2 answers expressing the same goal)

6. “In this way Christ taught” what?

7. In the sentence beginning with instead, what contrast is made?

8. Why did “the Saviour” come “into the world”?

9. What was the Saviour’s Life Purpose that “He wants us to do”?

10. Of what were the disciples “now ashamed”? (2 answers)

11. What heart change did they experience? For Whom? (3 answers total)

12. Because of the heart change, what could the disciples “now” do?

13. Please read Ezekiel 36:26 (KJV) and write what God wants to “take away”.

14. In Ezekiel 36:26 (KJV) what 3 things does God want to “give you” and “put...within you”? Please pray for this experience.

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