Daily Scripture & Questions
John 13-14 We begin reading what has been called the farewell or upper room discourse. Note how Jesus carefully words His statements in light of Judas’ soon betrayal. What promises given in chapter 14 bring us a deep sense of peace? Jesus is preparing a dwelling for us now (14:13) even as He dwells with us by His Spirit (14:23). Rejoice that Jesus does not leave His followers alone like orphans.
Family Devotions-Scripture & Questions
Read John 13:1-20. What did Jesus do during supper? Why do you think Peter resisted having his feet washed? How is the way Jesus compared foot washing to a bath a picture of what Christ followers need to do to stay clean? Are there any places in your life where you won’t take the role of a servant and wash feet?
Biblical Prayer Focus
2 Thessalonians 2:13-14 “But we ought always to give thanks to God for you, brothers beloved by the Lord, because God chose you as the firstfruits to be saved, through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth. To this he called you through our gospel, so that you may obtain the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
Give thanks for your personal salvation. Then give thanks for those who have come to faith through your witness. Ask the Lord for more opportunities to be a first-fruit by sharing the gospel with others.