Featured Passage: John 13
After Lazarus had been resurrected, Jesus went up to Jerusalem with His disciples. It was almost time for the Feast of Unleavened Bread to start. Jesus spent lots of time teaching the people at the temple, but the Jewish leaders were very jealous. They didn’t want the people to follow Jesus instead of them, so they began plotting about how they could kill Jesus, and Lazarus. The only problem was, they didn’t know how to catch Him without making themselves look bad in front of the people. One day, a man secretly came to them and told them he would be willing to help them catch Jesus, as long as they would pay him. The Jews were happy they now had a way to carry out their evil plot, for one of Jesus’ own disciples agreed to look for the right moment to betray Him.
- What festival was Jesus and His disciples observing when they sat down together to have a meal?
- Why did Jesus wash the disciples’ feet? What lessons can we learn from His example?
- Who was the disciple that betrayed Jesus? How do you think Jesus knew which one would betray Him?
- When Judas left the supper after Jesus gave him bread, why do you think Jesus said “What you do, do quickly”? What did the other disciples think He meant?
- After Judas left, what did Jesus tell His disciples? Why do you think He encouraged them to remember to love one another?
- How do you think Jesus felt to be betrayed by His friend? What can this story teach us about being a good and loyal friend?
“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”