“THE GOSPEL OF JOHN”
LESSON THIRTY-TWO

John 13:12-20
    12.  So after he had washed their feet, and had taken his garments, and was set down again, he said
           unto them, Know ye what I have done to you?
    13.  Ye call me Master and Lord: and ye say well; for so I am.
    14.  If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another's feet.
    15.  For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you.
    16.  Verily, verily, I say unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord; neither he that is sent
           greater than he that sent him.
    17.  If ye know these things, happy are ye if ye do them.
    18.  I speak not of you all: I know whom I have chosen: but that the scripture may be fulfilled, He that
           eateth bread with me hath lifted up his heel against me.
    19.  Now I tell you before it come, that, when it is come to pass, ye may believe that I am he.
    20.  Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that receiveth whomsoever I send receiveth me; and he that
           receiveth me receiveth him that sent me.

    [A] The last time we met, we looked at verses 12 through seventeen, but I wanted to read them again tonight to
            set the mood and open the scene for our study this evening.
            [1]  Jesus had just washed his disciples feet.
            [2]  Peter had just told Jesus that he did not want him to wash his feet.
            [3]  Jesus told him if he did not wash his feet he could have nothing to do with him.
            [4]  Then Jesus told the disciples that they were to do the same for one another for he gave them an
                    example that they should do as he had done
            [5]  If Christ, the creator of the entire universe was humble enough to wash his servants feet, we ought to be
                    humble enough to do whatever it takes to help others regardless of how demeaning it is to us. We are
                    to be servants like Jesus was, humbling ourselves to do the will of God in all things for all people
            [6]  Verse seventeen says that you will be happy if you do these things.
            [7]  This brings us to our study for tonight.         

Verse eighteen. I speak not of you all: I know whom I have chosen: but that the scripture may be fulfilled, He that
    eateth bread with me hath lifted up his heel against me.
    
    [A]  What was Jesus referring to here in this verse?
    
    [B]  Who was going to lift his heel against Jesus?
    
    [C]  Isn’t it interesting that Jesus treated Judas the same as all the other disciples right up until the end?
    
    [D]  Why did he do that?
    
    [E]  Why didn’t he reject Judas and send him away from him so he could enjoy his last hours with the faithful
            disciples?
    
    [F]  Why doesn’t Jesus turn his back on us?

Verse nineteen - Now I tell you before it come, that, when it is come to pass, ye may believe that I  am he.
    
    [A]  Apparently the reason that Jesus told the disciples that one of them would betray him was to show them that
            he knew all things even before they happened
    
    [B]  When they thought back over his conversation, and learned of what Judas did, they would know that he was
            truly the son of God, who knew all things.

Verse twenty -Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that receiveth whomsoever I send receiveth me; and he that  receiveth
    me receiveth him that sent me.
    
    [A]  This is a very interesting verse  with a lot of good stuff in it

    [B]  What did Jesus mean when he said whoever receiveth whosoever he sent, receives him?
            [1]  When one accepts Jesus as their personal saviour, they become part of God’s family
            [2]  Jesus comes to live in the heart of the believer
            [3]  The person’s body becomes a temple of the most high God.
            [4]  The Holy Spirit indwells the person        
            [5]  The believer becomes a servant of Jesus Christ
            [6]  They also become an ambassador for christ
            [7]  Everywhere he sends them, Christ goes along.
            [8]  Because they are an ambassador for Christ, those who receive them receive him as well, because they
                    are his, and he is in them.

    [C] They that receive him, receive the on who sent him
            [1]  When one receives the believer they receiver Christ as well
            [2]  When on receives  Christ they receive God who sent him.

John 13:21-26
    21. When Jesus had thus said, he was troubled in spirit, and testified, and said, Verily, verily, I say
          unto you, that one of you shall betray me.
    22.  Then the disciples looked one on another, doubting of whom he spake.
    23.  Now there was leaning on Jesus' bosom one of his disciples, whom Jesus loved.
    24.  Simon Peter therefore beckoned to him, that he should ask who it should be of whom he spake.
    25.  He then lying on Jesus' breast saith unto him, Lord, who is it?
    26.  Jesus answered, He it is, to whom I shall give a sop, when I have dipped it. And when he had
           dipped the sop, he gave it to Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon.
    
Verse twenty-one - When Jesus had thus said, he was troubled in spirit, and testified, and said, Verily, verily, I say
    unto you, that one of you shall betray me.
            
    [A] A moment ago I asked you why Jesus treated Judas the same as the other disciples even though he knew
            Judas was going to berry him? The reason was, Christ Loved him!
            
    [B]  Verse twenty-one tells us how much Jesus cared for Judas, it tells us Jesus was deeply troubled.
            [1]  Sure the thought of what was going to happen troubled, Jesus knew he was going to die and he knew
                    the method as well
            [2]  What troubled Jesus most was not his upcoming death, but the death of Judas, who would betray him,
                    and then go out and kill himself
            [3]  It troubled Jesus that one of his twelve, was yet an unbeliever and would be eternally lost
            
    [C]  One of you will betray me
            [1]  Can you imagine the sadness in his voice as he said these words
            [2]  Can you imagine the sadness he felt knowing that one of his very own would be eternally lost and there
                    was nothing he could do to prevent it.         

Verse twenty-two  -  Then the disciples looked one on another, doubting of whom he spake.
    
    [A]  The disciples began looking  at one another, wondering who it was,
    
    [B]  They were giving each other weird looks and making strange expressions.

Verse twenty-three  -   Now there was leaning on Jesus' bosom one of his disciples, whom Jesus loved.
    
    [A]  The disciple whom Jesus loved -
            [1]  This was none other than John
            [2]  John referred to himself in his writing as the disciple whom Jesus loved instead of saying myself
    
    [B]  He was leaning on Jesus bosom
            [1]  The custom of eating in those days, was not to sit at a table like we do but instead to recline on cushions
                    on the floor.
            [2]  Usually each of the persons would recline on their left side, leaning on their left elbow an feeding
                    themselves with their right hand.
            [3]  It was not uncommon for the person reclining beside you to lay his or her head on you when they
                    reclined
            [4]  Apparently that was what John was doing, he was lying beside Jesus and resting his head on Jesus as
                    he ate
    
Verse twenty-four  -   Simon Peter therefore beckoned to him, that he should ask who it should be of whom he spake.
            
    [A]  Because John was lying there beside Jesus, Peter motioned to him to ask Jesus who it was that would betray
            him
            [1] This is typical for Peter, Peter was a man of action, and he was a leader, It would only seem right for him
                    to be the one to wonder, and to give instructions to others to do his bidding.
    
Verse twenty-five and six  -  He then lying on Jesus' breast saith unto him, Lord, who is it?   Jesus answered, He it
    is, to whom I shall give a sop, when I have dipped it. And  when he had dipped the sop, he gave it to Judas
    Iscariot, the son of Simon.
    
    [A]  John asked Jesus who it was
            
    [B]  Jesus told him it was who he would give the sop
            
    [C]  He gave it to Judas

John 13:27-30
    27.  And after the sop Satan entered into him. Then said Jesus unto him, That thou doest, do quickly.
    28.  Now no man at the table knew for what intent he spake this unto him.
    29.  For some of them thought, because Judas had the bag, that Jesus had said unto him, Buy those
           things that we have need of against the feast; or, that he should give something to the poor.
    30.  He then having received the sop went immediately out: and it was night.

    [A]  I find it interesting that we see in verse twenty-seven that Satan entered into Judas after Jesus gave him the
            sop.
            [1]  I don’t thank that the sop had anything to do with his entering Judas
            [2]  I don’t thank that this was the first time that Satan entered into Judas
            [3]  I believe that it was at this time Satan nudged Judas to go out and do what he was to do, for I believe
                    that Satan was already in Judas, and bidding his time.
    
    [B]  Jesus knew what was going on.
            [1]  He told Judas, what you do, do quickly
            [2]  Why would Jesus tell him this?
            [3]  Would Judas have changed his mind if he had considered what he was doing?

Verse twenty-eight - Now no man at the table knew for what intent he spake this unto him.
            
    [A]  Jesus was the only one who knew what Judas was about to do
            
    [B]  He kept it from the others, for fear that they might try to stop him, and that was not a part  of God’s plan for
            him
    
Verse twenty-nine - For some of them thought, because Judas had the bag, that Jesus had said unto him, Buy those
    things that we have need of against the feast; or, that he should give something to the poor.
    
    [A]  Judas carried the money bag
            [1]  He was the treasurer for the group
            [2]  The other disciples figured that Jesus had sent him out to pay for the meal or to give money to the poor
            [3]  Thus they figured when Jesus said, what thou doest do quickly, he was telling Judas to hurry and do
                    what he was told to do by him.
   
Verse thirty  - He then having received the sop went immediately out: and it was night.
      
    [A]  As soon as Judas had received the sop from Jesus, he arose and left the upper room
            [1]  It was night when he left

John 13:31- 35
    31.  Therefore, when he was gone out, Jesus said, Now is the Son of man glorified, and God is  glorified in him.
    32.  If God be glorified in him, God shall also glorify him in himself, and shall straightway glorify him.
    33.  Little children, yet a little while I am with you. Ye shall seek me: and as I said unto the Jews, Whither I go, ye  
           cannot come; so now I say to you.
    34.  A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one
           another.
    35.  By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.

Verse thirty-one  Therefore, when he was gone out, Jesus said, Now is the Son of man glorified, and God is glorified
    in him.
    [A]  When Judas had gone from among them, Jesus arose and announce that he was about to be glorified -
            [1]  Judas leaving to do what he was to do, was the beginning,
            [2]  The end was approaching and this one act was the start
    
    [B] Questions
            [1]  What did Jesus mean by his being glorified?
            [2]  What did he mean God being glorified in him?

Verse thirty-three -  Little children, yet a little while I am with you. Ye shall seek me: and as I said unto the Jews,
    Whither I go, ye cannot come; so now I say to you.
    [A]  Jesus was trying to explain to the disciples that he would not be with them much longer
            [1] Did they understand what he was talking about?
            [2]  Could the comprehend what was going to happen?
            [3]  Did all the things he had said about his death and resurrection mean anything at  this point to them?        
    
    [B]  Ye shall seek me
            [1]  Would they not know where he was? He was going to be buried in the tomb
            [2]  Why did he say this, how would they not know where he was?
                    [a]  After that he had arisen from the dead, they did not know where he was
                    [b]  All disciples of Christ search for him, seeking to know him better and have a more meaningful
                            relationship with him
    
    [C]  Where I go, ye cannot come
            [1]  What was Jesus referring to here?
                    [a]  He was going to die, but so were the disciples
                    [b]  He was going to be buried - but so were the disciples
                    [c]  He was eventually going to be in the presence of the Father in heaven, but  so were the disciples
            [2]  What was different about where Jesus was going that they could not come?
                    [a]  There at two thoughts one can have here
                            [1-a]  When Jesus died he descended into hell and there he preached to those who had died
                                    without having the opportunity to know of  him or to meet him This is referred to in 1 Peter 3:
              
                      18-19
                                    1 Peter 3:18-19
                                    18.  For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us
                                           to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the spirit:
                                    19.  By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison;        
                            [2-a]  The second thought is that Jesus was going where they could not come now, but would be
                                    able come too eventually
                    [b]  Whichever of these thoughts are right I do not know

Verses thirty-four and thirty-five   Jesus said,
    34.  A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one
           another.
    35.  By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.
            
    [A]  This is the only new commandment that we have in the entire bible. This commandment and the First Ten are
            what we need to live our lives by. By doing so, we will be living in accordance to God’s Word.
           
    [B]  The Ten Commandments
             [1] Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
             [2] Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven images
             [3] Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain
             [4] Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.
             [5] Honor thy father and thy mother:
             [6] Thou shalt not kill.
             [7] Thou shalt not commit adultery.
             [8] Thou shalt not steal.
             [9] Thou shalt not bear false witness
             [10] Thou shalt not covet any thing that is thy neighbor's.        

    [C] The New Commandment
            [1]  Love One Another -
    
    [D]  If you remember, Jesus was once asked what the greatest commandment in the Law was -  His answer is
            found in Matthew 22:36-40
           
 Matthew 22:36-40
            36.  Master, which is the great commandment in the law?
            37.  Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with
                   all thy mind.
            38.  This is the first and great commandment.
            39.  And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.
            40.  On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
            [1]  Commandments one through four concern loving the Lord Your God with all yoru heart, with all your soul
                    and with all your mind.
            [2]  Commandments five through concern loving your neighbor as yourself.
            [3]  Christ’s new commandment concerns our loving each other in the faith, loving each other and showing
                    our love to the world so that they will know that we are Christ’s disciples and be drawn to him.
                    [1-a] It isn’t enough just to love your neighbor, we must love one another.
                    [2-a]  When a brother or sister in the faith messes up, we should be there to help them        
                    [3-a]  When they are hurting, we should hurt with them.
                    [4-a]  Our actions towards them should be like we want Jesus to treat us.
                    [5-a]  We are to love God, we are to love our neighbors, and we are to love one another.