14.02.08 Jn. 13:12-17 Jesus Explains Washing


Bill Heinrich  -  Dec 21, 2015  -  Comments Off on 14.02.08 JESUS EXPLAINS WASHING

14.02.08 Jn. 13:12-17




12 When Jesus had washed their feet and put on His robe, He reclined again and said to them, “Do you know what I have done for you? 13 You call Me Teacher and Lord. This is well said, for I am. 14 So if I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. 15 For I have given you an example that you also should do just as I have done for you.

16 “I assure you:                                                                                                                   A slave is not greater                                                                                                            than his master,                                                                                            and a messenger is not greater                                                                                             than the one who sent him.                                                              

17 If you know these things, you are blessed if you do them.  


“And a messenger is not greater.” The English word messenger is translated from the Greek word apostolos, which is more frequently translated as apostle.[1] An apostle is one who is sent forth to act on a particular matter, as in the case of the Apostle Paul who was sent forth to preach the Kingdom of God to the Gentiles. This passage is a clear indication that the disciples would become apostles.

[1]. Campbell, “Apostle.” 20-21.


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