Friday, June 20, 2014

Jesus Washes the Disciples Feet Sunday School Lesson

Use this Jesus Washes the Disciples Feet Sunday School lesson to teach children about serving others.


Needed: Bibles, paper, crayons or markers

Lesson: (Note: Always give students the opportunity to answer the questions before you clarifying the teaching.)

Ask students, Who do you think is the greatest person who ever lived?

Who do you think is greater, people who have servants, or the servants? People who are bosses, or people who listen to the boss? The king or the people in the kingdom? The President or the rest of the people in the country?

If you’re the greatest person in the world, do you think you would have people working for you, or would you work for other people?

(Have a student read John 13:1, or read it yourself.)

Did Jesus know He was going to die soon? (Yes. The reason Jesus came to Earth was to die on the cross so that we could be forgiven for our sins.)

(Have students take turns reading John 13:2-8, or read it yourself.)

Why didn’t Peter want Jesus to wash his feet? (Peter knew that Jesus is God and that Jesus is the greatest person who ever lived. People should be doing things for Jesus, instead of Jesus doing things for other people.)

(Have students take turns reading John 13:9-15, or read it yourself.)

Why did Jesus wash His disciples’ feet? (To give them an example of what they are supposed to do)

Everyone is supposed to do things for other people. No one is just supposed to have people do things for them. Everyone is equal and everyone is supposed to do things for others instead of thinking that they’re greater than someone else. No one is greater than anyone else. Only Jesus is greater because He was part of God. Other people are just regular people. We’re all the same.

(Have another student read John 13:16, or read it yourself.)

Jesus was the Master and the disciples were the servants. The disciples were the messenger and Jesus was the one who sent them. Jesus says that if even He did things for other people, then the disciples have to do things for other people too. They’re not more important than Jesus so they can’t say that they don’t have to do something that Jesus did.

(Have another student read John 13:17, or read it yourself.)

If we know that Jesus told us to do things for other people, and we do them, what will happen to us? (We will be blessed.)

God will reward us if we listen to Jesus and do things for other people like He said.

Activity: Have students draw a picture of themselves doing something for someone else. When they’re finished, have them tell the class about their picture.

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