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Good Friday (1 of 2)
Series: Edge of Darkness
Let's turn to John 13. Get your lesson plan out and your pen.
One of the things you have to know is that the devil can never force you to do anything. The devil cannot disqualify you from God's blessing. He couldn't do it to Jesus and he can't do it to you but what he can do is that he can pressure you so much that you do something to disqualify yourself. Now as everyone of you sit in here today God looks at you and He says - I want to bless you. I want to love you. I want to use you. I want to give you power and the only reason it won't happen is because of something you have done not the devil. But what the devil's very good is deception. He's very good at pressing in on you and pressuring you to do things that he knows will not be pleasing to the Father and if you do those things you disqualify yourself. You delay God's blessing. You mess up your own mind and your heart.
And so what we're gonna look at is not only how darkness was pressing in on Judas and Judas broke but how Jesus was surrounded by all the evil that the devil can throw at Him and at the last supper He was with His 12 disciples. Chapter 13 He, they ate dinner. He washed their feet and the whole time He knew Judas was gonna betray Him. The whole time He knew Peter would deny Him. The whole time He knew He was gonna be arrested not too long from then, be beaten, crucified and hung on a cross and all that pressure is on Him and the devil's gonna give Him opportunity after opportunity to get out of it.
Look what it says in John 13:15. It says - After He washed their feet it says - I have given you an example that you should do as I have done to you. Most assuredly I say to you a servant is not greater than his master. Nor is he who sent greater than he who sent him and if you know these things blessed are you if you do them.
Verse 18 - I do not speak concerning all of you. I know whom I have chosen but that the ...
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