Last week we saw the humility of Christ and how He displayed that humbleness by performing one of the most menial tasks of that era. Now we’re going to look at the first teaching Jesus imparted during this rich Upper Room Discourse. The topic—divine love.
Chapters thirteen through seventeen of John are known as the Upper Room Discourse and are the recorded words of Christ the night before His arrest. As the shadow of Calvary loomed in front of Him, Jesus spent the night teaching, encouraging, and praying for His disciples, both the twelve with Him and those in the future—us. However, before the night began, our Savior did something quite unexpected…
“When Jesus knew that his HOUR had COME to depart out of this world to the Father, having loved his own who were in the world, he LOVED them to THE END.”
Welcome back! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and joyous New Year! Back in November, we completed studying the first twelve chapters of the gospel of John, and are now, as promised, returning to finish the book. For we couldn’t end at chapter twelve! It would be like quitting a book right before the climax of the story!