The Love of Jesus
In the life of Jesus Christ, we see a living example of the fruit of the Spirit. Jesus modeled love, but He did so in a way that challenges our culture’s understanding of love. In this passage Jesus shows that love is more than romance or a feeling. Fundamentally, love is an action. Jesus demonstrates His love for the disciples by moving straight to where they are least attractive—their feet. We tend to avoid loving less attractive people. We like to love beautiful people so that we can feel better about ourselves. Jesus shows His love by the fact that He served us despite not needing anything from us. He loved us because He had a vision for what we could be without sin.
Additional scriptural references made in this sermon are: Psalm 40:6-8; Matthew 16:23; Galatians 5:22; 1 Corinthians 13.