GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST
ACCORDING TO JOHN
Van Nattan's questions are in blue and are NOT inspired and final. You do not
have to agree with Steve. Also, if you do not understand something you are reading,
do not stop and dwell on it too long. Just keep reading and deal with what you
13:1 Now before the feast of the passover, when Jesus knew that his hour was come
that he should depart out of this world unto the Father, having loved his own
which were in the world, he loved them unto the end.
2 And supper being ended,
the devil having now put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, to betray
3 Jesus knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands,
and that he was come from God, and went to God;
4 He riseth from supper, and
laid aside his garments; and took a towel, and girded himself.
5 After that
he poureth water into a bason, and began to wash the disciples' feet, and to wipe
them with the towel wherewith he was girded.
6 Then cometh he to Simon Peter:
and Peter saith unto him, Lord, dost thou wash my feet?
7 Jesus answered and
said unto him, What I do thou knowest not now; but thou shalt know hereafter.
8 Peter saith unto him, Thou shalt never wash my feet. Jesus answered him,
If I wash thee not, thou hast no part with me.
9 Simon Peter saith unto him,
Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head.
10 Jesus saith to him,
He that is washed needeth not save to wash his feet, but is clean every whit:
and ye are clean, but not all.
11 For he knew who should betray him; therefore
said he, Ye are not all clean.
12 So after he had washed their feet, and had
taken his garments, and was set down again, he said unto them, Know ye what I
have done to you?
13 Ye call me Master and Lord: and ye say well; for so I
14 If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought
to wash one another's feet.
15 For I have given you an example, that ye should
do as I have done to you.
16 Verily, verily, I say unto you, The servant is
not greater than his lord; neither he that is sent greater than he that sent him.
17 If ye know these things, happy are ye if ye do them.
18 I speak not
of you all: I know whom I have chosen: but that the scripture may be fulfilled,
He that eateth bread with me hath lifted up his heel against me.
19 Now I
tell you before it come, that, when it is come to pass, ye may believe that I
20 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that receiveth whomsoever I send
receiveth me; and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me.
Jesus had thus said, he was troubled in spirit, and testified, and said, Verily,
verily, I say unto you, that one of you shall betray me.
22 Then the disciples
looked one on another, doubting of whom he spake.
23 Now there was leaning
on Jesus' bosom one of his disciples, whom Jesus loved.
24 Simon Peter therefore
beckoned to him, that he should ask who it should be of whom he spake.
He then lying on Jesus' breast saith unto him, Lord, who is it?
26 Jesus answered,
He it is, to whom I shall give a sop, when I have dipped it. And when he had dipped
the sop, he gave it to Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon.
27 And after the
sop Satan entered into him. Then said Jesus unto him, That thou doest, do quickly.
28 Now no man at the table knew for what intent he spake this unto him.
For some of them thought, because Judas had the bag, that Jesus had said unto
him, Buy those things that we have need of against the feast; or, that he should
give something to the poor.
30 He then having received the sop went immediately
out: and it was night.
31 Therefore, when he was gone out, Jesus said, Now
is the Son of man glorified, and God is glorified in him.
32 If God be glorified
in him, God shall also glorify him in himself, and shall straightway glorify him.
33 Little children, yet a little while I am with you. Ye shall seek me: and
as I said unto the Jews, Whither I go, ye cannot come; so now I say to you.
A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you,
that ye also love one another.
35 By this shall all men know that ye are my
disciples, if ye have love one to another.
36 Simon Peter said unto him, Lord,
whither goest thou? Jesus answered him, Whither I go, thou canst not follow me
now; but thou shalt follow me afterwards.
37 Peter said unto him, Lord, why
cannot I follow thee now? I will lay down my life for thy sake.
38 Jesus answered
him, Wilt thou lay down thy life for my sake? Verily, verily, I say unto thee,
The cock shall not crow, till thou hast denied me thrice.
the key verse of John:
20:31 But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ,
Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.
to help you decide if you believe the Gospel in John Chapter Thirteen
1-3- Do you believe that Jesus came from God and returned to God?
4-17- Are you eager to serve Jesus' people in his Church? Can you visualize God
washing the dirty feet of his friends? Can you also visualize YOU washing people's
feet and doing little things which might humble you so that you will be a blessing
to them? If this seems like asking too much of you, then you cannot be born again.
You cannot belong to Jesus Christ and refuse to serve others.
33-35- Do you love God's people? Do unlovely people receive love from you because
you have the love of Jesus in you? Has anyone asked you if you are a Christian
because of something you did for them? If so, that is the most powerful assurance
you can have that you are born again-- that people think of Jesus Christ when
you are around.
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