Pick Up The Towel by Larry Wynn

PICK UP THE TOWEL
SERIES: LESSONS THAT LIFT LIFE
SUBJECT: SERVICE
Larry Wynn
JOHN 13:1-17
APRIL 5, 1998 A.M.

I. INTRODUCTION

A. EASTER IS A WONDERFUL DAY. WE WILL
CELEBRATE IN GRAND FASHION NEXT SUNDAY.

1. GREAT MUSICAL PRAISE

2. CELEBRATIVE SPIRIT

3. PRACTICAL MESSAGE ON THE POWER OF THE
RESURRECTION IN YOUR LIFE.

4. VISIONARY GIVING TO STARLIGHT AND
FACILITY COMPLETION.

B. BEFORE THAT DAY CAME IN THE LIFE OF THE
DISCIPLES CAME A WEEK CULMINATING IN THE
CROSS.

C. MUCH HAPPENED THAT WEEK.

D. ONE OF THE MOST VIVID THINGS THAT HAPPENED:

1. OCCURED THE NIGHT BEFORE THE CROSS.

2. HAPPENED AT THE LAST SUPPER.

3. IS ONLY RECORDED IN JOHN’S GOSPEL.
JOHN 13: 1-17.

4. HAS BEEN DEBATED FOR CENTURIES.

a. SOME TOTALLY DISREGARD IT.

b. OTHERS HAVE ELEVATED IT TO AN
ORDINANCE WITHIN THE CHURCH.

5. THE LESSON LEARNED FROM IT TEACH US
MUCH ABOUT THE NUTS AND BOLTS OF THE
CHRISTIAN LIFE.

E. IT IS THE STORY OF JESUS WASHING THE FEET
OF THE DISCIPLES.

1. INVOLVED WERE A BASIN OF WATER, A
TOWEL, THE LORD JESUS CHRIST, AND THE
DISCIPLES.

2. THE LESSON ILLUSTRATED IS AS
APPROPRIATE TODAY AS IN THE DAY IT WAS
GIVEN.

F. THE LESSON IS ONE OF SERVANT-HOOD.

1. THE WORD SERVANT IS ONE NOT HEARD
OFTEN IN TODAY’S SOCIETY.

2. IT IS A VERY HONORABLE AND BIBLICAL
WORD.

G. I WANT TO SUMMARIZE THE MESSAGE BEFORE I
GIVE IT.

1. THIS PASSAGE TEACHES THERE IS A TIME
TO HAVE OUR FEET IN THE BASIN.

2. THERE IS A TIME TO PICK UP A TOWEL.

3. KNOWING WHEN TO DO WHICH WILL REQUIRE
A PROPER UNDERSTANDING OF THE CONCEPT
OF “SERVANT”.

II. THE FOUNDATION OF SERVANT-HOOD.

A. THE FIRST FOUNDATION IS A RELATIONSHIP WITH
THE LORD JESUS CHRIST.

1. THERE IS SALVATION.

a. THIS INVOLVES THE LOVE OF
CHRIST. VS. 1-2.

b. THIS INVOLVES THE LORDSHIP OF
CHRIST. VS ...


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