Foot Washing Lessons

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. John 13:5 ESV If you search for leadership training programs you can find 389 millions results in under a second; but not so many on learning to be a servant….

The Crazy Extravagant Love of God!

He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, “Lord, do you wash my feet?” John 13:6 ESV Though foot washing was a common everyday practice in the time when Jesus lived, it was the job of a servant to do that. So without one present the disciples came in and sat down at the…

Wearing a Towel

Lately I realized that I only have a single pair of Jeans without a spot of paint. “You know that’s your own fault.” my wife told me. Because I forget about changing clothes when I am in a hurry to start the next project, my jeans have made me a marked man. Everyone knows what…

What Really Matters?

As one part of remembering the Easter story some congregations hold a foot washing service. If you have never participated in a foot washing it is impossible to explain fully the emotional roller coaster experience of that moment. When I went on a short term missions trip to India several years ago we were surprised…

Barefoot on Holy Ground

Then he said, “Do not come near; take your sandals off your feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy ground.” Exodus 3:5 ESV I know that I have written twice on foot washing lately but the Lord gave me one more small truth to share. Did you know that when God…