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Jun 2018

Lesson Review – John 13:1-17 – Jesus Washes the Disciple’s Feet


Here are some review notes from this week’s lesson in our preschool and K-4 classes. This week we studied John 13:1-17 – Jesus Washes the Disciple’s Feet.

This is lesson 32 of 78 in our study of the New Testament. This lesson corresponds with Story 1110 in The Gospel Story Bible and with Week 32 of the Old Story New family devotional.

Gospel Truth for Today

Jesus washed away the outward dirt on the disciples’ feet. This was pointing to the greater act of service he would do in washing our filthy hearts by taking our vile sin upon himself on the cross and dying in our place.

The Lesson In A Sentence (or Two)

Jesus washed the disciple’s feet to teach them that the greatest in God’s kingdom is the one who serves. In doing this Jesus showed that he was indeed the suffering servant prophesied in Isaiah 52:13.

Questions For You Kids

What happens in the story today?

Jesus washed the disciple’s dirty feet.

Why did they need to have their feet washed?

All the roads were dirty and the disciples walked around in sandals. It made their feet very dirty.

Who was supposed to wash the disciple’s feet?

It was the job of someone at the house, like a servant. If that person wasn’t there, then one of the disciples should have done it. But, Jesus was the most important person in the room, so he should not have been the one to do it.

What was Jesus trying to teach the disciples?

Jesus was trying to teach the disciples that true greatness is about serving one another, not being better than one another.

Jesus doesn’t wash our feet, but is there something else that Jesus can cleanse for us?

By dying on the cross, in our place and for our sin, Jesus washes away the dirt of our sin by taking it upon himself.

Praying Together

Take a moment to pray together. Pray that God would help you and your child to follow Jesus and look for opportunities to serve other people as a way to show them Jesus’ love.

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