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Foot Washing (24 of 34)
Series: Jesus, the One and Only
ILLUSTRATION: It's like the story told to me last week by a Pastor friend of mine in Tennessee. Apparently his next door neighbor had attended his Church the past, but after a bought with cancer was no long able to get out and do as he want. His neighbor, Mr. Hood had heard the Pastor mention in a sermon that he cut his own hair as well as the hair of his five year old little boy. So one day Mr. hood called my Pastor friend and asked if he would come over and cut his hair since he wasn't able to get out and about. My friend was glad to help Mr. Hood, so he grabbed his scissors and clippers and ran right over. When my friend got home, his five year old little boy said, "Daddy, where have you been". My friend said, "I went over to cut Mr. Hood's hair" the little boy looked suprized and he said, "How did you cut his hair?" "The same way I cut your hair" the dad said. "NAKED IN THE BATHTUB!?" said the little boy.
Now if you don't pay close attention you will end up just as confused as that little boy.
See the first three Gospel's read much like a newspaper, what you see is what you get… John's Gospel reads more like a Novel.
It is filled with imagery and double entandra. There is always something below the surface, more than meets the casual eye.
• We saw it at the wedding at Cana. Jesus turned the water into wine and that pointed to something new, different and better. It stood as a portrait of Jesus entire ministry and mission.
• We saw it with the woman at the well - He spoke in metaphor when he offered her water to drink that would well up to eternal life.
• Jesus pointed to the great candelabra's in the Temple and said, "I am the Light of the World".
Well no passage in John is written so clearly on various levels than the one we are looking at today. Because it is written on various levels, one must understand it on various levels. A fai ...
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