John 13:1-15 Ministering to Each Other - Bill Randles (Christchurch)

A RESPONSE TO THE CHC TERROR ATTACK

In the wake of the Friday 15th March 2019, terror attack on the two Christchurch mosques, with the killing of 50 men, women, and children Bill reminds us that this is but a further confirmation that we are in the last days before Christ returns. NZ is not exempt from the maladies of evil and disregard for life; the death of people whom are created in the image of God.

Bill takes us to John Ch 13 and exposits the significance of Jesus washing the disciples' feet, where Jesus took the form of a servant, rising from the place of honour as the master of the feast, stripping to just a towel and demonstrating selfless love for his disciples. In the same way, Jesus rose from His place of authority in heaven, took on human form, humbling himself, Phil 2:5-8, and became obedient to the point of death and has now returned to be with His father at His right hand.

John 13:12, When he had washed their feet and put on his outer garment and resumed his place, he said to them, “Do you understand what I have done to you?”

The example given to us is to love each other, wash each other's feet, forgive each other and minister forgiveness to each other. Wash each other with the Water of the Word. Not just loving each other as we would love ourselves but love one another as Christ has loved us, with a love that is willing to lay down our life so that others might live.