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Fruit of the Spirit


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Jesus Washes His Disciples' Feet

by Sophia Prinsloo

Text Version


Afrikaans translation


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"I have pushed you far enough, it's my turn now!" Quintin complained to his older brother who was sitting in the go-cart, turning the steering wheel to make wide turns in the yard.

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"Only a little further, Quintin! I am older and deserve to be pushed further!" replied Terrence.

"Mom, Mother, Mo-o-o-om!" yelled Quintin. Their mother anxiously looked through the window to see what the racket was all about. "Mom, Terrence doesn't want to give me a chance on the go-cart! It's not fair, because I must push him the whole time!"

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There was great excitement in Jerusalem because of the Passover Feast and the dusty roads were full of people coming from far and near for the celebration. Jesus and his disciples were there, too, and after a long day. They sat down tired and hungry at the supper table in the upper room.

Jesus knew He would soon be crucified, but He was determined to do the will of his heavenly Father. His heavenly Father had entrusted Jesus with the salvation of all humanity, because Jesus dearly loved his people. He loved them so much that He would give his life for them.

Their host provided a bowl of water Their host had provided a bowl of water and a towel for the group of tired men so that they could wash their dirty feet after taking off their sandals. However, there was no servant, as the custom was, to wash their feet.

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While they were sitting at the supper table, Jesus got up, took off his outer garments, picked up the towel and fastened it around his waist, just like servants did in those times.

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"What is the Master doing now?" the disciples wondered silently. "He never does something without reason."

Jesus kneeled down in front of each disciple Jesus kneeled down in front of each disciple and, like a servant, washed their feet and dried them with the towel that hung around Him. Some of the disciples got all teary-eyed, while others were speechless. When it was Judas' turn, a tear rolled over Jesus' cheek, because He knew Judas would betray Him. Yet He washed his feet too.

When Jesus reached Peter to wash his feet, Peter could not contain himself any longer. "How could the Master humble Himself to do a servant's job?" he thought to himself. "Lord," he asked, "are You going to wash MY feet?"

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Jesus replied, "What I am doing, you don't understand now, but after this you will understand."

Peter did not want to allow Jesus to humble Himself Peter did not want to allow Jesus to humble Himself in front of the likes of him, a lowly fisherman, so he told Jesus, "You shall never wash MY feet!"

Jesus answered, "If I do not wash you, you have no part with Me."

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That frightened Peter because he so dearly wanted to have a part with Jesus. He quickly replied, "Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head!"

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Jesus knew that Peter had a good heart and answered him, "He who has already bathed needs only to wash his feet to be completely clean, and you are clean, but not all of you."

He said not all of them were clean, because Judas' heart was not clean. Jesus knew Judas had already schemed with the Pharisees to betray Him.

When Jesus was finished He sat down at the table with them When Jesus was finished, He put on his garments, sat down at the table with them and asked them, "Do you understand what I have done to you? You call Me Master and Lord, and you are right, for I am that. If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet. For I have given you an example, that you should do as I have done to you. Even though I have washed your feet, you are not more important than Me. Now that you know how to follow My example, God will bless you if you serve one another in love."



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REMEMBER:

It doesn't matter how important you think you are. You are never too important to do something good for somebody else.



THINK

Did Terrence behave right? Why or why not?
Did Quintin respond the right way? Why or why not?
What do you think their mother said to them?
How can Quintin and Terrence follow Jesus' example in this story?

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A VERSE TO LEARN

"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace,
longsuffering, gentleness, goodness,
faith, meekness, temperance:
against such there is no law" (Galatians 5:22-23).

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ALTERNATE VERSE TO LEARN

"Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me,
for I am gentle and lowly in heart,
and you will find rest for your souls"
(Matthew 11:29 NKJV).


LET'S PRAY

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Heavenly Father, thank You for sending Jesus
as an example of how we must live.
Help us to be humble and meek like Him and
serve others in love. In Your Name I pray. Amen.
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CAN YOU FIND THIS STORY IN THE BIBLE?

John 13:1-17
Galatians 5:19-26

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STORIES IN THIS SERIES:

The Fruit of the Spirit
Love
Joy
Peace
Longsuffering
Gentleness
Goodness
Faith
Meekness
Temperance

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coloring

Coloring: Jesus Washing the Disciples' Feet
Jesus Washed the Apostles' Feet
Jesus Washing the Disciples' Feet online coloring
Jesus and His Friends Coloring Book
The Jesus Bible for Kids Coloring Book
The Story of Jesus Coloring and Activity Book

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Fruit of the Spirit Coloring Pages
Fruit of the Spirit Coloring Book, Ages 4-7
God Wants Us to Bear Good Fruit
Growing as God's Child Coloring Book
Fruit of the Spirit Tree
Fruit
Fruit of the Spirit


Beginner's Bible Super-Duper Mighty Jumbo Coloring Book
Bible Story Coloring Pages V2
Really Big Book of Bible Story Coloring Pages
My Bible Coloring Book
Children's Bible Coloring Books


stories

Beginner's Bible: Jesus and His Friends, My First I Can Read! (Shared Reading)
Beginner's Bible Stories About Jesus boardbook
Jesus Washes Peter's Feet, Arch Book Series
Washing Feet

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Fruit of the Spirit Arch Book
Fruit of the Spirit Stories For Young Children — Humility and Faithfulness
Life Is an Adventure with Ernie
The Fruit of the Spirit


365 Read-Aloud Bedtime Bible Stories
365 Activities For Kids:
A Bible Story And Activity For Each Day Of The Year

100 Bible Stories 100 Bible Songs w/2 CD
Beginner's Bible
Bible in Pictures For Toddlers
Bible stories
Egermeier's Bible Storybook for Beginners
Early Reader's Bible
The Children's Illustrated Bible
The Preschooler's Bible
Toddler's Bible
Pilgrim's Progress Comic
Children's Books
Spanish Children's Books
The Picture Bible (also in Spanish)


activities

Fill in the Blanks (KJV)
Disciples of Jesus Online Jigsaw Puzzle
Friends of Jesus Crossword Puzzle
Friends of Jesus Word Scramble
Friends of Jesus Word Search
Jesus Washed the Disciples' Feet Word Search
The Beginner's Bible All About Jesus Sticker and Activity Book
The Master Becomes a Servant
The Story of Jesus Activity Book

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Coded Bible Puzzle
Crossword Puzzle
Fruit of the Spirit Online Game
Fruit of the Spirit Online Jigsaw Puzzle
Online Animated Jigsaw Puzzle
Online Animated Slide Puzzle
Online Coded Bible Puzzle
Online Fruit Basket to Arrange
Online Hangman
Online Word Search
Online Word Search 2
Unscramble
Word Search


Best Book of Bible Activities
Encyclopedia Of Bible Games For Children's Ministry
The Humongous Book of Games for Children's Ministry
The Super Sized Book of Bible Puzzles
Memory Verse Games for Kids
Big Book Of Bible Puzzles
Bible Puzzles: Word Search
Big Book Of Bible Story Activity Pages V1
Jumbo Bible Activity Book 4
Christian and educational toys
Children's Activity Books
Children's Puzzles
Crossword Books
Games
Sticker Books


songs

Jesus Washes Peter's Feet [Music Download]

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Fruit of the Spirit (sheet music/MIDI)
I Want To Be Like Jesus (sheet music/MIDI)
The Fruit of The Spirit Song/MIDI/CHORDS
Fruit of the Spirit Cadence

100 Ways To Know God Loves Me & 100 Songs
100 Bible Stories 100 Bible Songs=
Action Bible Songs
Bible Songs on CD
Bible Songs on DVD
100 Singalong Bible Songs For Kids
25 Favorite Sunday School Songs
Children's Music


CDs and DVDs

Beginner's Bible Jesus and His Friends Audiobook [Download]
Fruit of the Spirit Animation online
Auto B Good Fruits of the Spirit DVD
Sunday School Songs (Cedarmont Kids)
The Last Supper Superbook DVD
What's in the Bible DVD 10: Jesus Is the Good News!

The Beginner's Bible Box Set, 4 DVDs
#1: Read and Share: The Ultimate DVD Bible Storybook
God's Story from Creation to Eternity (listen & watch online)
Story of Jesus for Kids
The Bible MiniSeries DVD Set
The Jesus Storybook Bible Curriculum Kit
Bible story DVDs
Children's DVDs


crafts

Jesus Washes His Disciples' Dirty Feet

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Fruit Printing
Fruit Basket (pdf) (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)
Fruit of the Spirit Crafts

Bible Crafts
Bible Crafts & More (Ages 3-6)
Bible Crafts On A Shoestring Budget: Paper Sacks & Cardboard Tubes (Reproducible: Ages 5-10)
Big Book of Bible Crafts (Ages 3-12)
Encyclopedia Of Bible Crafts For Preschoolers
Praise God with Paper Plates (Reproducible: PreK-Grade 2)
Really Big Book Of Cool Crafts For Kids w/CD-Ages 4-12


RESOURCES FOR PARENTS AND TEACHERS

Bible Study on Humility
Kids Of Integrity - Patience
Home Life Ministries Character Journal: Humility—the Opposite of Love Is Selfishness
The Master Becomes a Servant

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Fruit of the Spirit Story Ideas
All-in-One Bible Fun: Fruit of the Spirit (Preschool edition)
All-in-One Bible Fun: Fruit of the Spirit (Elementary edition)
Faith Case Fruit of the Spirit
The Fruit of the Spirit Bible story and activities
Fruit Basket Upset -Fruit of the Spirit Game
Experience the Fruit of the Spirit
Fruit of the Spirit Characters
Fruits of the Spirit and How We Can Show Them to Others
Fruit of the Spirit Fruit Bowl
Fruit of the Spirit
The Fruit of the Spirit Lesson Plan
Fruit of the Spirit Anagrams
Fruit of the Spirit Name Tags
Fruit of the Spirit
Puppet/Skits Scripts
Apple Snacks
Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Fruit Kabobs
Fruit of the Spirit Pizza
Fruit of the Spirit Game
Please Pass The Fruit (Game)
Fruit of the Spirit Necklace (Memory Tool)
Fruit of the Spirit Bookmarks
Fruit of the Spirit Bulletin
Fruit Mix Discovery Bulletin Board Trimmer
The Fruit Of The Spirit, Laminated Wall Chart
Chunkie Pen, Fruit of the Spirit
Living Inside Out Kit: Bamboogie (Honoring God), Maze Days (Exodus), and Holy Grill (Fruit of the Spirit) PLUS Poster Pack, Summer 2017 Puppet Programs No. 9: Penelope and Wilbur on the Fruit of the Spirit

801 Questions Kids Ask About God
Absentee Postcards
African American Resources
Almost Every Answer for Practically Any Teacher
Children's Ministry
Bible Memory Games
Bible Story Coloring Pages Vol. 2
The Jesus Storybook Bible Curriculum Kit
Bible Crafts and Activities for Any Story
Big Book of Bible Games
Bulletin Board helps
Chicken Soup for the Teacher's Soul
Children's Sermon
Church Nanny Sos: Teaching Discipline Essentials for Preschool Ministry Volunteers
Church Supplies
Closing Prayer
FREE materials to Bible schools, Bible colleges, seminaries, churches, missionaries & individuals worldwide
52 Games That Teach The Bible
Free educational videos
God's Servants Teach Me
God's Wisdom for Little Boys: Character-Building Fun from Proverbs
Help! I'm a Sunday School Teacher
How To Lead a Child To Christ
King James Version Gift & Award Bibles
Leading Little Ones to God: A Child's Book of Bible Teachings
Lord Teach Me To Pray For Kids
Making Children Mind Without Losing Yours
Memory Verse Ideas
Memory Verse Resources
Object Talks
Opening Prayer
Parenting Resources
Pray & Play Bible for Young Children
Puppet Scripts
Seven Laws of the Learner
Spanish Resources
Sunday school resources
Talking to God
Teachers' Reproducible Classroom Pages
Teaching Children Memory Verses Ages 4-5
Teaching Children To Pray Ages 4-5
Teaching to Change Lives
The Big Book of Bible Skits
Things To Make Craft Activities
Vacation Bible School
What Every Sunday School Teacher Should Know

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