Washing Hands and Feet | Week 1 | John 13:1-17

Life is crazy right now, to say the least. The CDC and the World Health Organization have declared COVID-19 to be a Pandemic, people are scared, unsure about the future and worried about the present. We are in a time of crisis.

 In times like this we often default to being consumed with ourselves. But Jesus teaches us that in times of crisis we should be concerned for others and care for others. 

Join us in John 13:1-17 as we see how Jesus taught us to live this way, and remember, even in a time of crisis, it’s still all about Jesus!

Date: March 22, 2020
Speaker:  Jason Jordan
Series: Washing Hands & Feet

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Pastor’s Comment

Thank you so much for listening in here at West Side. We often say that we love the word of God because it points us to the son of God. We hope these messages encourage you and equip you to love Jesus more. We also want you to be apart of a local church, we believe these messages are only supplemental, being apart of a local church is essential. Blessings.

Jason G Jordan

Lead Pastor, West Side Church

Sermon Notes

Washing Hands & Feet : John 13:1-7

Kids Side Sermon > Scripture: John 13:1-7, Jesus washes his disciples feet. Who are bibs for? Babies! Why do babies wear bids! Because they are messy! Somebody has to feed them! But if you move the bib down, it becomes an apron! An apron means that you serve other people!

Sticky Sentence: “There are only two choices on the shelf, pleasing God or pleasing self!”

Application for kids:

        • What are some ways you cans serve others this week?
        • Write a note and mail it to a person!
        • Clean your brother or sisters room for them?
        • Help your Mom and Dad around the house?
        • Parents, on Wednesday this week, gather your child/children, read Romans 12:9-18. Ask them what sticks out? Why is serving other people so hard? We serve because Jesus served us. Repeat the sticky sentence. Close with the Lords Prayer.


INTRO> Today we enter into a new season as a church both locally and as a country. When we look back upon church history, even to the time of Christs birth, we see God’s sovereign hand in control. Jesus was born during “Paxa Romana” which means, “the peace of Rome” Roman was flourishing and for the first time ever, they where building roads that led to Rome. “All roads lead to Rome” that made travel, business and news faster. In a way, the roads where a type of technology. It was those very roads that were used to spread the news that Jesus was born, lived, died and rose again. I can’t help but think, right now, that the internet is the modern version of the “roman roads”.  Lets t hank God for his perfect timing!

APP> My hope and prayer is that during this season, we would think biblically. To think biblically is to think like Jesus. Our values are Gospel, Community, Mission. And guess what, that never changes!

CONTEXT> With all of the discussion about washing hands form the CDC, I want to marry both the worlds that we are living in, the current criss and our Christian world view. In the midst of a crisis what do you think Jesus would? Over the next three weeks I want to bring home this big idea:

Big Idea> Christians in a crisis are concerned for others not consumed with themselves.

CONTEXT> Think about this, there is a scene in the gospels where Jesus knows this is his last night on the earth, last night to spend with family and friends… what does he do? He washes feet… He serves others.

APP> 1) When do I care for others? 2) How do I care for others. 3) Why do I care for others?

  1. When do I care for others? v1,3

Jesus schedule the last week of his life. (89 chapters, 29)

      • Sunday- 2 mile walk to Jerusalem from Bethany.
      • Monday- Triumphal entry, Clears the temple, preaches and takes on the chief preists.
      • Tuesday- Jesus predicts his death, burial and resurrection, preachers and takes on the religious leaders, Judas sign contract to betray him.
      • Wednesday- Jesus preaches in the temple, warns people against religion, weeps over Jerusalem.
      • Thursday, teaches, passover, washes feet.
      • Friday- hangs on a cross for 6 hrs. dies
      • Sunday resurrection!

APP> We care for others consistently when it’s based on convictions not convince.

2) How do I care for others? v4-5

      1. Get low. (Humility)
      2. Get close. (Intimacy)
      3. Get dirty. (Activity)

3) Why do I care for others? v12-15

APP> We care for others because Jesus has cared for us.

Big Idea> Christians in a crisis are concerned for others not consumed with themselves.

Closing Story> My friend’s Bible.

How can we care for others?

      • Check in on the elderly.
      • Write letters and notes and mail them.
      • Call some one on the phone and pray with them.
      • Share supplies.
      • Give money.

Lords Prayer