Series: Easter with Traders Point | Week 1: Holy Week
Day One Read John 13:1-17*This week we’ll be looking at Jesus’ last days on earth, as told in the book of John. As we reflect, use the power of your imagination to enter in to these stories this Holy Week. Allow yourself to experience the wonder of Jesus again.* “Before the Passover celebration, Jesus knew that his hour had come to leave this world and return to his Father. He had loved his disciples during his ministry on earth, and now he loved them to the very end. . . Jesus knew that the Father had given him authority over everything and that he had come from God and would return to God. So he got up from the table, took off his robe, wrapped a towel around his waist, and poured water into a basin. Then he began to wash the disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel he had around him. When Jesus came to Simon Peter, Peter said to him, ‘Lord, are you going to wash my feet?’ Jesus replied, ‘You don’t understand now what I am doing, but someday you will.’ ‘No,’ Peter protested, ‘you will never ever wash my feet!’ Jesus replied, ‘Unless I wash you, you won’t belong to me.’ Simon Peter exclaimed, ‘Then wash my hands and head as well, Lord, not just my feet!’” John 13:1, 3-9 (NLT)Discover1. What does Jesus already know according to these verses?2. What do you think is the meaning behind Jesus’ words to Peter?3. Why the dramatic change of heart on Peter’s part?RespondTake a minute to put yourself in this room with Jesus and the disciples. Imagine what might have been going on in their minds and hearts. Spend some time now thanking Jesus that He knowingly chose the humiliation and agony that lay ahead of Him. Ask Him to fill you with wonder for this selfless, perfect love that He had for His disciples and that He has for you. What are a few ways you can respond by showing sacrificial love for others?For Further Learning: This video reenactment from The Jesus Film*TPCC does not necessarily endorse all For Further Reading/Learning sources. They are simply meant to be a helpful tool.For Families with Kids at HomeWe’ve created an Easter Parent Guide just for you and your family to walk your kids through the story of Easter this week! We hope this gives you a fun way to engage in the story of Easter together while providing you with basic language to get the conversation started.