September 5, 2020
Between The Toes
by Troy Maxwell
John 6:63 (NKJV)…The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life.Spoke to 3 people groups: Spoke to the Crowds Spoke to the Religious Spoke to the DisciplesJohn 13:1–13 (NKJV)Now before the Feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that His hour had comethat He should depart from this world to the
John 6:63 (NKJV)
…The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life.
Spoke to 3 people groups:
- Spoke to the Crowds
- Spoke to the Religious
- Spoke to the Disciples
John 13:1–13 (NKJV)
Now before the Feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that His hour had come
that He should depart from this world to the Father, having loved His own who
were in the world, He loved them to the end. And supper being ended, the
devil having already put it into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, to betray
Him, Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into His hands, and that
He had come from God and was going to God, rose from supper and laid aside
His garments, took a towel and girded Himself. After that, He poured water into
a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet, and to wipe them with the towel
with which He was girded. Then He came to Simon Peter. And Peter said to Him,
“Lord, are You washing my feet?” Jesus answered and said to him, “What I am
doing you do not understand now, but you will know after this.” Peter said to
Him, “You shall never wash my feet!” Jesus answered him, “If I do not wash you,
you have no part with Me.” Simon Peter said to Him, “Lord, not my feet only,
but also my hands and my head!” Jesus said to him, “He who is bathed needs
only to wash his feet, but is completely clean; and you are clean, but not all of
you.” For He knew who would betray Him; therefore He said, “You are not all
clean.” So when He had washed their feet, taken His garments, and sat down
again, He said to them, “Do you know what I have done to you? You call Me
Teacher and Lord, and you say well, for so I am.
Life is Relationships, the Rest is Just DETAILS…
We is Always better than ME!
We are Better Together!
John 15:15 (NKJV)
No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is
doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I
have made known to you.
5 Benefits of Partnership:
- We SERVE one another
John 13:12–15 (NKJV)
So when He had washed their feet, taken His garments, and sat down again, He
said to them, “Do you know what I have done to you? You call Me Teacher and
Lord, and you say well, for so I am. If I then, your Lord and Teacher, 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.
1 Peter 4:10 (NLT)
God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use
them well to serve one another.
- We ENCOURAGE one another
John 14:1 (NLT)
“Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me.
Hebrews 3:13 (NIV)
But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called “Today,” so that none of
you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness.
- We PRODUCE with one another
John 15:4–5 (MSG)
“Live in me. Make your home in me just as I do in you. In the same way that a
branch can’t bear grapes by itself but only by being joined to the vine, you can’t
bear fruit unless you are joined with me. “I am the Vine, you are the branches.
When you’re joined with me and I with you, the relation intimate and organic,
the harvest is sure to be abundant. Separated, you can’t produce a thing.
Deuteronomy 32:30 (NKJV)
…one chase a thousand, And two put ten thousand to flight…
- We PROTECT one another
John 16:1 (NKJV)
“These things I have spoken to you, that you should not be made to stumble.
- We PRAY for one another
John 17:1,9 (NKJV)
Jesus spoke these words, lifted up His eyes to heaven, and said,…“I pray for
them. I do not pray for the world but
John 17:1,9 (NKJV)
for those whom You have given Me, for they are Yours.