Jesus Washes Feet (John 13): Receiving and Giving Grace

June 26, 2023

Text: John 13:1-17 The sermon begins at about minute 43 at this link. Through washing the disciples’ feet, Jesus teaches us to receive grace even when we feel unworthy and full of shame, and he also teaches us to follow his example of giving grace by serving others.

Jesus Serves: Temple, Template, and Table

March 1, 2023

Texts: Mark 10:41-45; 11:15-18; 12:28-34; 14:22-25 Days 43-46 in Around the Bible in Eighty Days. As Jesus traveled to Jerusalem in order to suffer and die, he frames this journey as one of service. The mission of Jesus is to serve others, and that is why he became a “slave of all.” The “Son of […]

Mark 10:32-45 — True Greatness

March 28, 2012

Leaving Perea and nearing Jericho, Jesus led the way towards Jerusalem. This is a determined, focused step in Mark’s description; Jesus is headed to Jerusalem. The disciples are alarmed (amazed) and others accompanying them are afraid. Apparently, they were astonished and concerned that Jesus was headed to Jerusalem where his enemies were numerous and powerful. […]