Intro For EveryONE

1. For EveryONE Campaign

Feb is going to be anything but normal!

Feb is an exciting, vital, historic time for our church.

And you are a part of it.

As the city grows, as our church grows, we want to be prepared for what God is doing and how He is continuing to use us.

And that won’t just happen on accident.

…Called For EveryONE.Show For EveryONE Logo

Why For EveryONE?

Jesus: Who is His ONE?… it is EVERY ONE.

2. Vision NightsVision Night Slide

Very specific information about what God is doing and what it means for us.

Whether you were here with Pastor Dennis when he started the church 33 years ago, or today is your first time here, you are a part of this and you are invited to attend one out our Vision Nights were you will hear the exciting news of what is next for Cape Christian!

They start the 1st week of February.

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3. Attending every week in February.

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If you hear my voice you are a part of this.

Participate not Spectate

Message Intro

Recap

I want to start by reminding you of who God says you are...

  • Kings & Queens
  • Royal Priesthood
  • Chosen People
  • Change the world

Why so often do we walk around feeling defeated instead?

Devil Whispers, “I know what you looked at last night…”

We are all built to run efficiently, run at the highest level.

Rev your engine.

Overreact

Transition Statement:

“This is better brought life by the great theologian “Ricky Bobby”

Ricky Bobby video

God/Life has so much for you, but so often we are running around like we are on fire.

How do I stay clean in a dirty world?

Pray

There & Then

  • Looked for themes, patterns, stories within the story.
  • Not a literal culture. Rarely if ever just saying one thing.
  • Clean & Unclean
    • The importance of ceremonial cleanliness
  • Ceremonial Washing

Jesus is teaching his disciples, but also giving them a picture of what it looks like to walk thru this world.

John 13:4-10a

1It was just before the Passover Festival. Jesus knew that the hour had come for him to leave this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end.

2The evening meal was in progress, and the devil had already prompted Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot, to betray Jesus. 3Jesus knew that the Father had put all things under his power, and that he had come from God and was returning to God; 4so he got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel around his waist. 5After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around him.

6He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, “Lord, are you going to wash my feet?”

7Jesus replied, “You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand.”

8“No,” said Peter, “you shall never wash my feet.”

Jesus answered, “Unless I wash you, you have no part with me.”

9“Then, Lord,” Simon Peter replied, “not just my feet but my hands and my head as well!”

10Jesus answered, “Those who have had a bath need only to wash their feet; their whole body is clean. And you are clean, though not every one of you.”11For he knew who was going to betray him, and that was why he said not every one was clean.

12When he had finished washing their feet, he put on his clothes and returned to his place. “Do you understand what I have done for you?”he asked them. 13“You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and rightly so, for that is what I am.14Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet.15I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you.16Very truly I tell you, no servant is greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him.17Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them.

Commentary:

Walking in sandals on the filthy roads of Israel in the first century made it imperative that feet be washed before a communal meal, especially since people reclined at a low table and feet were very much in evidence. When Jesus rose from the table and began to wash the feet of the disciples (John 13:4), He was doing the work of the lowliest of servants. The disciples must have been stunned at this act of humility and condescension, that Christ, their Lord and master, should wash the feet of His disciples, when it was their proper work to have washed His. But when Jesus came to earth the first time, He came not as King and Conqueror, but as the suffering Servant of Isaiah 53. As He revealed in Matthew 20:28, He came “not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” The humility expressed by His act with towel and basin foreshadowed His ultimate act of humility and love on the cross.

It was the job of the lowest servant to wash every traveler’s feet.

Jesus’ attitude of servanthood was in direct contrast to that of the disciples, who had recently been arguing among themselves as to which of them was the greatest (Luke 22:24). Since there was no servant present to wash their feet, it would never have occurred to them to wash one another’s feet. When the Lord Himself stooped to this lowly task, they were stunned into silence. To his credit, though, Peter was profoundly uncomfortable with the Lord washing his feet, and, never being at a loss for words, Peter protested, “You shall never wash my feet!”

Then Jesus said something that must have further shocked Peter: “Unless I wash you, you have no part with me” (John 13:8), prompting Peter, whose love for the Savior was genuine, to request a complete washing. Then Jesus explained the true meaning of being washed by Him. Peter had experienced the cleansing of salvation and did not need to be washed again in the spiritual sense. Salvation is a one-time act of justification by faith, but the lifelong process of sanctification is one of washing from the stain of sin we experience as we walk through the world. Peter and the disciples—all except Judas, who never belonged to Christ—needed only this temporal cleansing.

This truth is just one of several from this incident that Christians can apply to their own lives. First, when we come to Christ for the washing of our sins, we can be sure that it is permanent and complete. No act can cleanse us further from our sin, as our sin has been exchanged for the perfect righteousness of Christ on the cross (2 Corinthians 5:21). But we do need continual cleansing from the effects of living in the flesh in a sin-cursed world. The continual washing of sanctification is done by the power of the Holy Spirit, who lives within us, through the “washing of water by the Word” (Ephesians 5:26), given to us to equip us for every good work (2 Timothy 3:16–17).

Here & Now

  • Salvation
  • Sanctification

John 13:10a

1. It’s not possible to walk in a dirtyworld and remain clean.

What does this look like each day?

  • A day at my high school
    • FB practice
    • Lunch
  • Saw stuff on social media
  • At the beach
  • Too many drinks
  • Yell at the kids…
  • Some of your jobs.
  • What you see and hear at the grocery store.
  • Driving slow in the Cape.

Our Reaction…

  1. Either make it no big deal.
  2. Or set ourself on fire.

“I can’t serve, I can’t be a leader, I messed up.”

2. Jesus didn’t say “stay” and remain clean.

He said “go” knowing it would be messy.

School assembly prayer story.

Jesus didn’t say to isolate but to infiltrate.

Peter overreacts.

“If you‘re with me, you’re clean… I only need to wash your feet.” - Jesus

Either make it no big deal.

Or set ourself on fire.

3. We need Jesus to regularly wash our feet.

(cleanse our heart)

This isn’t about you putting Jesus back on the cross, its about Him washing your feet.

  • Almost requires more humility.
    • Obedience vs. sacrifice
      • Sacrifice we get to choose,
      • But obedience gets chosen for us.

The devil wants to convince you your SIN is GREATER than God’s GRACE.

Application:

Why should I pray ever day?

Because every day you walk on dirty roads.

Jump in your car

  • An example of a prayer
  • The power of worship music

Last thing you do before you go to bed.

  1. A Time
  2. A Place

Jesus came as a SACRIFICE to pay for every person’s sins. (SALVATION)

Jesus came as a SERVANT to wash every traveler’s feet. (SANCTIFY)

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Communion

Let Jesus wash away all your stuff.

  1. Salvation
    1. Saved: Decision to follow Jesus and live life with Him.
    2. Jesus said: “I am the way, the truth, and the life,” and when you surrender your whole life to Him he becomes your Lord & Savior - He shows you the way to live, and how to live in truth in every area.
  2. Wash your Feet
    1. Cleanse your heart and mind.
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