The Passion of
There's a popular song commonly sung on Good Friday called, Were You There? It powerfully asks if "Were you there when they crucified my Lord?" They testify that even thinking about the Lord Jesus' suffering and death upon the cross is too much for them and that it causes them to tremble...
Read and meditate upon the scriptures. Think about what information is included, what it means, and how you can apply it to your life. Be sure to journal your thoughts!
Listen to Manny Batista, a Worship Leader in Abundant Grace Church and Wellsprings Creative, Gospel Mission's creative worship ministry.
"In 2009, a very close friend of mine invited me to Church… at the time my son was 4 and my daughter, 11. It was Christmas and there was animal feeding… my son asked me, ‘Who is Jesus?’ and it hit me. I didn’t know how to explain to my son...
I know it was the Holy Spirit convicting me...'" —
Think and journal your answers to the following questions to go deeper into today's scripture and meditation.
What do you find so amazing about Jesus washing the disciples feet?
Why did Jesus do this?
What does it mean that Jesus washed the disciple's feet?
What should leadership look like for God's servants in the Church based upon what Jesus taught?
Sit quietly in prayer and meditation upon John 13:1-17. After a period of time begin to think upon Jesus kneeling before you and washing your own feet. Encounter the indescribable love of God and allow the reality of this tremendous act touch you deeply.
LIVE IT OUT
The key to growing in the Lord is to not only "hear" God's Word but to apply it to our lives.