Questions On Teaching Of Jesus Essay

957 WordsDec 19, 20154 Pages
Please address each question below with complete sentences and clear, specific explanation. The total word count (including all questions and your answers) should be between 750-1,250 words. 1. Select one teaching of Jesus from one of the following Bible verses (underline passage): Matthew 5:21-24, Matthew 5:43-48, Matthew 6:19-24, Matthew 7:15-23, Luke 15:1-32, John 13:1-17, 34-35, John 15:1-11. Answer the following questions: a. What was Jesus’ point in the teaching? Jesus deeply loved his disciples. They were his closest friends and he spent a great deal of time with them. This act of washing feet was symbolic. It was an act of love. Jesus deeply loved his disciples. They were his closest friends and he spent a great deal of time with them. He loved them now and until the end (John 13:1, NIV). He knew what lay ahead (John 13:1). It was Jesus’ way of underscoring an important message of his ministry on earth, which was to love and serve others. Washing of feet is a lowly act that servants do for their masters. By rights, the disciples should have washed the feet of Jesus. Jesus was their teacher, and their Lord. He was God. Instead, he humbled himself to do this lowly act for those he so dearly loved. He stressed to his disciples that they too should wash the feet of each other, to humble themselves, serve others, and not expect others to serve them. Jesus also knew who would betray him. Yet it does not stop him from washing the feet of Judas. That act
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