Today’s Encouraging Word
Pastor Bob Hylton
December 6, 2015
Make Room for Jesus @ Christmas
Room for His Forgiveness
Lord’s Supper - John 13:1-17
1. The foot washing is a of the and of Jesus from the Father.
V3-4: 3 Jesus knew that the Father had put all things under his power, and that he had come from God and was returning to God; 4 so he got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel around his waist.
2. The forgiveness of God is and !
V5-8: 5 After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around him. 6 He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, “Lord, are you going to wash my feet?” 7 Jesus replied, “You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand.”
8 “No,” said Peter, “you shall never wash my feet.”
Jesus answered, “Unless I wash you, you have no part with me.”
3. God’s forgiveness makes possible forgiveness !
V12-15: 12 When he had finished washing their feet, he put on his clothes and returned to his place. “Do you understand what I have done for you?” he asked them. 13 “You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and rightly so, for that is what I am. 14 Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet. 15 I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you.
How do we forgive others?
A. in the forgiveness of Jesus and of others!
Matthew 18:21-35 – A parable of two debtors
B. Offer forgiveness even if .
V2: 2The evening meal was in progress, and the devil had already prompted Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot, to betray Jesus.
C. You will be .
V6-7: 6 He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, “Lord, are you going to wash my feet?” 7 Jesus replied, “You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand.”