29th March 2018

The Master Becomes A Servant

“If I then, your Lord and Teacher [ Master ], have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have given you an example, that you should do as I have done to you.”
John 13:14-15 (NKJV)

Every Christian comes to realise and appreciate what the Lord Jesus Christ has done for us. He set an example of humility, eventually giving up His precious life on the cross.

Spring time is a special time when nature comes alive. Also for us, it is a time of remembering the new covenant in the blood of our Saviour. Jesus Christ, before His crucifixion, introduced a new concept of eating bread and drinking wine, symbolically representing His broken body and shed blood. Many of His followers left Him when He said, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless you eat of the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in you” (John 6:53).

Ever since I was baptised into the Body of Christ, I have followed His example of washing the feet of the brethren, and partaking of the bread and wine as commanded. Last year, 2017, I had the privilege to share this experience with brethren in Northampton. It was a simple, but moving service conducted by our GCI National Ministry Leader in the UK, James Henderson. It was inspiring and profitable. He explained that the early Corinth Church was fragmented, and there was division. The Apostle Paul sought to bring unity among them through his letter (1 Corinthians 11:17-34). None of us is worthy to eat the Lord’s Supper, but through the worthiness of our Saviour, it is made possible for us who accept Him. Jesus was and is the Bread of life from heaven, and we are united in Him as one loaf together as we eat fragments of bread and drink the wine. That was a special moment for me; thinking how good and pleasant it is to dwell together in unity, peace and harmony in the Spirit.

My prayer is that every one would come to understand this wonderful teaching of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, who took the form of a Servant, giving up His glory and coming in the flesh to die on the cross. He experienced being nailed to the gruesome cross, bleeding for the sins of the world. “Therefore God has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow…and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father” (Philippians 2:9-11). Let us rejoice in Him, for He is alive, and is coming as King of Kings and Lord of Lords — no more a Servant, but our Lord and Master in His glory.

Prayer
Abba, Father in heaven, glory, honour, thanks and praise to You for sending Your Son to make our salvation sure. I beseech You in the name of Jesus to give us deeper understanding.
Amen

Study by Natu Moti

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About the Author:
Natu Moti is a Deacon in the Birmingham Congregation of the Worldwide Church of God, UK, a part of Grace Communion International.

Local Congregation:
Worldwide Church of God Birmingham
All Saints Church
George Road
BIRMINGHAM
B23 7QB

Meeting Time:
Saturday 1pm

Local Congregational Contact:
David Gibbs
Phone: 01213420609 (answer phone)
Mobile: 07974440580
Email: david_gibbs@wcg.org.uk

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