JESUS AND HIS SMALL GROUP
Jesus is the son of God and the savior of the world! While He was on earth, He healed many people of their sickness and did many miracles like calming storms. He even raised people from the dead! One day Jesus was celebrating a special holiday called the passover with the twelve men who followed him during his time on earth. He wanted to show them how much he loved them, so He got up, took off his robe, and began to wash His disciples feet. Jesus knew that the time was coming for Him to leave them and return to heaven. When Jesus came to Peter, Peter refused! But Jesus explained that unless Jesus washed Peter’s feet, Peter would have no part in him. Then, Peter wanted Jesus to wash his head and hands as well! But Jesus told him that wasn’t necessary. Then Jesus washed the feet of all the disciples and explained that they should do for others as He had done for them. He told them that they should serve each other, and not think of themselves as better than any other. Then God would bless them!
John 13:35 says, “if you love each other, everyone will know that you are my disciples”. Taking time to be with, care for, and love our friends shows people that we follow Jesus!
Questions (for parents to ask kids, and kids to ask parents!)
1. Are you in a small group? Where can you find small groups?
2. Why did Jesus wash the disciple’s feet?
3. Have you ever gotten to do something really special for someone you love? What was it?