More Like Christ

Re: Verse reading–John 13:1-17; 31-38 (day four)
Jesus called himself a Teacher (v. 13-14) and so He was.  He was continually teaching.  He taught by example.  In this passage, Jesus taught that in order to lead, we need to serve.  It is an act of love.  Jesus knew that His time had come to return to the Father and He continued to teach His disciples.  We can enter into a saving relationship with Christ, but there is always more to learn about that relationship and how we are to live it out daily.  We continue to seek to be more like Christ.  He led by example.  Here He was at the end of His time on earth and He was giving the disciples a new command…”that you love one another even as I have loved you.” (v. 34) This command was so significant that it would be the defining badge that would identify His followers.  The disciples did not understand it all then…they continued to grow in their understanding.  Have you arrived or are you still growing?

Author: Larry Soape

Larry Soape is the Associate Pastor for Median & Senior Adults, and Missions at FBCSA.

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