Study 26 From the Book of John: John 13:1-20
1. Verse 13. ‘Teacher and Lord’. What degrees of Lordship are revealed in verses 1 and 3? Did Jesus perform the task of a servant in spite of, or because of, His relation tot he Father? Cf. Phil. 2:5-8.
What important lesson did Jesus teach in response to Peter’s interruptions? See verses 8 and 10. Cf. Tit. 3:5; 1 Jn. 1:7.
What further application did Jesus make of His actions as an example to His followers? Cf. Lk. 22:22-27. Are you giving sufficient heed to this matter? See verse 17.
Verse 10. ‘Bathed’: the disciples had been cleansed; all except Judas (verse 11). Cf. 15:3.
Verse 20. ‘Anyone whom I send’: ie., the apostles and all subsequent witnesses to Christ. So also verse 16.