Immanuel Lutheran High School, College, and Seminary
Eau Claire, WI

2010-04-01 ILC Chapel — God doesn’t play jokes with…

God doesn’t play jokes with our salvation.


Date : 2010-04-01
Speaker : Professor Mark Kranz

John 13:5–16 (Listen)

Then he poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet and to wipe them with the towel that was wrapped around him. He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, “Lord, do you wash my feet?” Jesus answered him, “What I am doing you do not understand now, but afterward you will understand.” Peter said to him, “You shall never wash my feet.” Jesus answered him, “If I do not wash you, you have no share with me.” Simon Peter said to him, “Lord, not my feet only but also my hands and my head!” 10 Jesus said to him, “The one who has bathed does not need to wash, except for his feet,1 but is completely clean. And you2 are clean, but not every one of you.” 11 For he knew who was to betray him; that was why he said, “Not all of you are clean.”

12 When he had washed their feet and put on his outer garments and resumed his place, he said to them, “Do you understand what I have done to you? 13 You call me Teacher and Lord, and you are right, for so I am. 14 If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. 15 For I have given you an example, that you also should do just as I have done to you. 16 Truly, truly, I say to you, a servant3 is not greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him.


[1] 13:10 Some manuscripts omit except for his feet

[2] 13:10 The Greek words for you in this verse are plural

[3] 13:16 Or bondservant, or slave (for the contextual rendering of the Greek word doulos, see Preface)


Hymn: TLH 182: Jesus, Loving to the End Organ Audio

1. Jesus, loving to the end 
Her whose heart Thy sorrows rend, 
And Thy dearest human friend: 
Hear us, holy Jesus. 

2. May we in Thy sorrows share, 
For Thy sake all peril dare, 
And enjoy Thy tender care: 
Hear us, holy Jesus. 

3. May we all Thy loved ones be, 
All one holy family, 
Loving for the love of Thee: 
Hear us, holy Jesus. 

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