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Small Group Study:
John 13:1-5 "Now before the Feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart out of this world to the Father, having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end. During supper, when the devil had already put it into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, to betray him, Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he had come from God and was going back to God, rose from supper. He laid aside his outer garments, and taking a towel, tied it around his waist. Then he poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples' feet and to wipe them with the towel that was wrapped around him."
The height of Jesus' glory to the depth of his humility is the measure of his love for us. 

Though we as Christians know Jesus loves us, we sometimes forget to focus on his love and seek love and acceptance in other ways. These are idols. In what idols have you sought love and satisfaction? 

Choose a non-Christian friend or family member on your prayer list. How would knowing and believing in Jesus' love change and save their life? 

John 13:10-11 "Jesus said to him, “The one who has bathed does not need to wash, except for his feet, but is completely clean. And you are clean, but not every one of you.” For he knew who was to betray him; that was why he said, “Not all of you are clean.”"

These verses are referring to Judas. Judas was one of Jesus' disciple for three years and his feet were washed by Jesus and yet he was not clean. What warning does this text give us about mere external religious devotion?

John 13:34-35 "A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”
As we seek to love one another as Jesus loves us, we are confronted with these three points:  
(1) Who should love? All of us. There are no societal ladders in the Christian community.
(2) Whom should we love? Everyone. We love one another unconditionally. (3) How should we love? As Jesus did. We serve one another in humility.

Which of these three is most challenging for you? Why? Which of these three is most different than non-Christian society?