Loved to the End (John 13:1-30)
On the night in which Jesus was betrayed, He took bread and cup to share a meal with His disciples. At that meal, Jesus got up and stopped down to wash the disciples’ feet, an act of humility reserved only for servants and slaves. And in this way, Jesus shares ultimate reality with those who He loves: true love, to the end, looks like service that meets our deepest need. This is what Jesus has come to do, and is preparing to accomplish on the cross. But before He goes to Calvary, He gets down on a knee and cleanses those who are His from that which is making them unclean. And He offers this even to one who would soon betray Him.
In this sermon we learn what true love, the love of God in Christ, looks like. In response, Pastor Chris led us in a time of identifying and releasing from our hearts and minds those particular people and situations that have marked us as betrayals and painful memories in order to more fully receive the grace, mercy, and love of God in Christ as we approach His table at the Lord’s Supper.
Sermon: Loved to the End
Series: Part 28 of the series Walking with God: A Journey Through the Gospel of John
Passage: John 13:1-30
Preacher: Chris Gensheer, Lead Pastor of Christ Church Mansfield
About Christ Church Mansfield
Christ Church Mansfield exists to help all people believe the gospel of Jesus more deeply and apply it more widely in Dallas / Fort Worth and beyond. We are a gospel-centered, reformed, and missional church and members of Acts 29, Presbyterian Church in America, and The Gospel Coalition.
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The Gospel According to John by D.A. Carson – https://amzn.to/2xd4cUL
The Light Has Come: An Exposition of the Fourth Gospel by Leslie Newbigin – https://amzn.to/2CP7d2z
ESV Study Bible – https://amzn.to/2CMi2ST
The Jewish Annotated New Testament – https://amzn.to/2p0mrrF