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JOHN 13B: A NEW COMMANDMENT. What a stark contrast of behaviour between Jesus and that of Judas Iscariot and Peter in John 13: Judas valued money more.

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1 JOHN 13B: A NEW COMMANDMENT

2 What a stark contrast of behaviour between Jesus and that of Judas Iscariot and Peter in John 13: Judas valued money more than JesusJudas valued money more than Jesus Peter valued himself more than JesusPeter valued himself more than Jesus * Jesus however was willing to sacrifice his life for the sake of others. See John 13: Page 2

3 A. WHAT ARE THE FACTORS WHICH LED TO THE FINAL DOOM OF JUDAS (VERSES 18-30)? In verse 21, Jesus was deeply grieved over Judas’ act of betrayal. The following events eventually caused the downfall of Judas: Page 3 Judas completely disregarded the earlier and later warnings of Jesus. By ignoring the first warning about one year earlier (John 6:70-71) By failing to comply with the stern warning during the last supper in John 13:21-26 and Matthew 20:20-25 Judas continued to toy around with the sin of stealing from the common fund. By not drastically cutting off his pilfering habit (John 12:6) 1 2

4 A. WHAT ARE THE FACTORS WHICH LED TO THE FINAL DOOM OF JUDAS (VERSES 18-30)? Page 4 Judas reached the point of no return in John 13:27. Jesus gave up Judas at this point. See John 13:27b. Compare with Romans 1:24, 26, 28. Judas chose deceit and hypocrisy rather than genuine repentance. By pretending to be a true follower while all the time plotting to betray Jesus 3

5 A. WHAT ARE THE FACTORS WHICH LED TO THE FINAL DOOM OF JUDAS (VERSES 18-30)? Page 5 * Note how Judas dealt with his sin of betrayal in Matthew 27: A real mourning over our sins Matthew 5:4 A resolute desire to turn away from our sins Luke 15:18 A personal confession of our sins to God Luke 18:13; 1 John 1:9 Application: How do we deal with our personal sins? Biblical repentance from sin involves a 3-fold step:

6 B. WHAT IS SO SPECIAL ABOUT THE NEW COMMANDMENT OF JESUS (VERSES 34-35)? It is a new or fresh commandment because: Page 6 It supersedes the standard of the old commandment “ You shall love your neighbour as you love yourself.” It is based on a new and higher standard of love “… even as I have loved you…” Application: How does love attract people to Christ?

7 C. HOW DID PETER EXPRESS HIS PERSONAL LOVE FOR JESUS (VERSES 36-38)? Page 7 Peter meant well when he uttered his promise to lay down his life for Jesus. However, his human attempt to love Jesus backfired. What are the characteristics of human love?

8 C. HOW DID PETER EXPRESS HIS PERSONAL LOVE FOR JESUS (VERSES 36-38)? God is not asking each one of us to use our human love to love God or to love one another. Page 8 Application: How do we express our love for God? See 1 John 4: “....and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.” Romans 5:5

9 CONCLUSION How do we practise the new commandment today? See 1 John 3: Page 9


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