John 13 – “Lessons from the Upper Room”

My sermon notes for Wednesday night, April 13th.  Remember, these are my personal study notes and not a manuscript of the sermon. They are provided as an outline each week for our Tabernacle Church family. The church provides a live stream of the service each Wednesday at 6:30 on Facebook. We also provide the services through YouTube. You can find Sermon Notes, Family Devotional Guides, Prayer List, and other resources at our Church Website.

John 13:1-38


  • Jesus is in the midst of “Holy Week”
  • He is in the upper room with the disciples
  • Jesus is teaching and modeling the true life of a servant.
  • 4 Words to consider as we reflect upon the upper room

Serve – vv. 1-20

  • follow my example
  • Master, yet washed their feet
  • We serve one another
  • Mark 10:45
  • Phil 2:5-7
  • Col 3:23-24

Trust – vv. 21-30

  • Troubled in His spirit.
  • In the midst of betrayal
  • Trusting in the will and plan of God.  Not doubting God’s perfect plan. (Jesus trust)
  • Our doing must be for the right reasons…Judas has everyone fooled….was he really trusting God and who Christ was or who he thought Christ needed to be?

Love – vv. 31-35

  • Glorified at the cross
  • A new commandment…Love
  • 1 John 4:20
  • 1 Peter 4:8
  • Rom 12:10
  • 1 John 3:18

Forgive – vv. 36-38

  • Jesus knew He was going to the Cross
  • He knew Peter would deny Him
  • He knew what Peter would become.
  • Forgive, Restore
  • Receive and Go
  • 1 Peter 3:9
  • Col 3:13
  • Matt 6:14-15
  • Eph 4:32
  • Ps 86:5

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