For Reading and Meditation: Acts 15:1-11
Now that we understand what Scripture means by the term "heart" - the core of our being - we ask ourselves another important question: What does our Lord mean when He uses the word "pure"? "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God." The word "pure" (Greek: katharos) means a heart that is clean or clear....
Bible Verses: Acts 15:1-11John 13:1-172 Corinthians 7:1James 4:81 John 3:3
For Reading and Meditation: John 13:1-38
What other teacher has taken the Ten Commandments and had the right to add another commandment to them? But this is precisely what Jesus did, as we see from our text today. "A new command I give you," He said. "Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another."
The Old Testament and other...
Bible Verses: John 13:1-38Philippians 2:5John 15:1-17James 2:8Matthew 7:12
"Having loved His own which were in the world, He loved them unto the end." John 13:1
This fact is essentially a promise; for what our LORD was He is, and what He was to those with whom He lived on earth, He will be to all His beloved so long as the moon endureth.
"Having loved": here was the wonder! That He should ever have loved men at all is the marvel. What was there in His poor disciples that He should love them? What...
Bible Verses: John 13:1
What is true greatness?
In the kingdom of this world, the great man is the one who has risen to a place of wealth and power. He has a retinue of aides and assistants, conditioned to follow his orders. He is accorded V.I.P. treatment and receives special favors wherever he goes. People regard him with respect and awe because of his rank. He never has to stoop to anything menial; there are always others to do that for him.
But in the Kingdom of our Lord, things are quite different....
Bible Verses: Matthew 20:26-27Luke 17:7-10Philippians 2:7Luke 22:27Matthew 20:28John 13:1-17John 13:16
It is supposed that the strife among the disciples as to which was the greatest, led to the incident of the washing of the feet. None of the disciples was willing to perform the lowly duty of washing the feet of others. The service belonged to the youngest, or the one of lowest rank. Then Jesus quietly did it Himself. It was not in a moment of depression that He performed this
Bible Verses: John 13:1-14Genesis 42:36
Jesus knew that the time had come for Him to leave this world and go to the Father. Having loved His own who were in the world, He now showed them the full extent
of His love. (John 13:1 NIV)
No ministry of the servant of Jesus
Christ can be a triumphant ministry unless there is a deep, strong, abiding
I pray for them. I do not pray for the world but for those whom You have given Me, for they are Yours. And all Mine are Yours, and Yours are Mine, and I am glorified in them. I do not pray that You should take them out of the world, but that You should keep them from the evil one. They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world.As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love. Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends. You...
Bible Verses: John 13:1John 17:9John 17:10John 17:15John 17:16John 15:9John 15:13John 15:14John 13:34Philippians 1:6Ephesians 5:25Ephesians 5:26
He died for all. § Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.He … lives to make intercession for them. § I go to prepare a place for you.I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. § Father, I desire that they also whom You gave Me may be with Me where I am. § Having loved His own who were in the world, He loved them to the end.We love Him because He first loved us. § The love of Christ...
Bible Verses: John 11:362 Corinthians 5:15John 15:13Hebrews 7:25John 14:2John 14:3John 17:24John 13:11 John 4:192 Corinthians 5:14John 15:10
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