On the night before he went to the cross, Jesus was about to send his disciples out into the world in a new way, and so he trained them. He started with this remarkable act of foot washing.
Jesus has just finished talking about who he is and what he came to do. And then he gets up and begins to wash the disciples’ feet. So the foot washing is clearly a sign, a symbolic act.
In the foot washing, we’re going to learn something about Jesus. This act shows us 1) his person, 2) his power, and 3) his pattern of life for us.
This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on October 9, 2016. Series: Jesus, Mission, and Glory: New Purpose. Scripture: John 13:1-5.
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