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Preached on 31 October 2021 by .


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Sermon outline

  1. Washing their feet / Cross-shaped service (v2-17)
  2. Removing Judas / Cross-shaped suffering (v18-30)

Characteristics of christian service

Three warnings:

  1. All of this is pointless whenever we drift away from Jesus’ question: “Do you understand what I have done to you?”
  2. The degree to which we can care for others does change in different seasons of life — during those occasions we are no less valuable to the Lord or part of the body of Christ.
  3. What matters far more than what we do, is our posture and attitude of loving kindness towards one another. Our actions must flow out of that existing attitude.◦

Seven characteristics of Christian service:

  1. Particular concern for the Lord’s people
  2. Inclusive
  3. Practically helpful and culturally relatable
  4. Counter-cultural humility
  5. Unthreatened authority
  6. Private trumps public
  7. Central to our fellowship

John: So that you may believe that Jesus is the Son of God and find life

John: So that you may believe that Jesus is the Son of God and find life

Download an introduction to John’s gospel here: GCG Introduction to John’s Gospel.