Study Guide – John 13:1-17

Link to the message: John 13:1-17

  • What stood out to you about the message or passage of Scripture?
  • Did the Scripture or the message spark any questions?
  • What did you learn that you can apply to your life?

Additional questions as time allows (you might decide to ask only one or two of these, or ask your own questions as the Spirit leads):

  • vv.1-6 – Given the cultural context of Jesus’ day, in what practical way did Jesus shed His dignity among His disciples?
    • Considering verse 3 – Why was Jesus’ able to humble Himself?
    • How could our lives be lived differently in light of the same truths?
  • vv.7-11What is it that truly makes a person completely clean (Compare 1 John 1:7, 9 and Revelation 1:5)?
    • Considering that we have been made completely clean, why might it be necessary to wash our feet (figuratively speaking)?
    • How can we wash ourselves and others on a regular basis today?
  • vv.12-17What was the ultimately aim of Jesus’ teaching in this section?
    • Why might Jesus have chosen to teach us this particular lesson by both example and instruction?
    • How can we apply His teaching today?






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