Message Title: A New Commandment , A New Way
Series: The Last 24 Hours
John 13:33-38, John 14:1-14
In the Upper Room:
- Jesus tells the disciples that He is leaving them.
- Where He is going they can’t follow.
- Jesus commands His disciples to be known as a loving (John 13:34)
Jesus answers Peter’s question: “Where are you going? Why can’t I follow?”
- Only Jesus can go to prepare a place for us in (John 14:2-3)
Jesus answers Thomas’s question: “How can we know the way?”
- I am the way to heaven. (John 14:6)
Jesus answers Philip’s request: “Show us the Father”
- I and the Father are one. (John 14:9)
- The greater work is in the scope of sharing the Gospel in love.
Follow-up Questions from Sunday’s Message:
Getting to Know You:
When you are troubled, what symptoms show on your face and in your spirit?
Looking back at your notes from this week’s teaching, was there anything you heard for the first time or that caught your attention, challenged, or confused you?
- What do you think Jesus was trying to teach Judas by washing his feet before he identified him as a betrayer? What do you think He is trying to teach us?
- Read Mark 14:17-19. Why do you think they asked Him this question?
- Read Psalm 139:23-24. How do you think this verse applies to the last question?
- If you knew ahead of time that someone would stab you in the back, how would you treat that person? What does Jesus teach us about heavenly love with His dealings with Judas?
- Read Matthew 26:17-25, 1 Corinthians 11:27-18. It appears that Jesus identified Judas and had him leave before He instituted the Lord’s Supper. Why do you think that is? What does this teach us about how we should approach communion today?
- Read Philippians 3:4-11. Many theologians say that Paul was Jesus’ chosen replacement for Judas as the 12th If this is so, how would you compare the two?
- What do you think Judas teaches us to watch out for in ourselves and in the church?
Taking it Home:
What is one thing you can apply to your life from this message and how can this group remember you in prayer this week?