The Master Becomes A Servant
"But he who is greatest among you shall be your servant.
And whoever exalts himself will be abased, and he who
humbles himself will be exalted.”
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
A shoe shining kit.
As many sheets of paper as the number of children in your class,
scissors, pencils, crayons or markers, or paper plates and plaster of
Compressed sponges and markers.
A tennis ball.
Can I Give Ya’ a Shine?
Bring a shoeshine kit from home and begin to quietly clean the
shoes of your students as they arrive back from the worship
service. If they object or question you, go about your task until you
feel you have adequately made the point.
Explain to your class that cleaning someone’s shoes is a very
humble job. You must bow down before the person, clean a
potentially dirty and even “germy” article of clothing, etc. Explain
that in today’s lesson, we will see that Jesus humbled Himself to do
what was considered a very lowly job to be an example to His
disciples. Jesus wants us to serve one another.
Jesus was our example in a lot of things, but maybe one of the most
interesting ways that He was our example is in how He was such a
great servant. Here is Jesus, God in human flesh, bowing down to
wash the feet of and serve His disciples. We should be the ones
washing His feet. But in this story today we will learn some
valuable lessons. Jesus served us in so many ways, but primarily
He served us by giving His life for us.
We will also learn about how Jesus wants us to reflect His servant’s
heart towards others. If we want to truly be like Jesus then we will
be a servant like Him. Let’s look at how Jesus was first a servant
and learn about how He wants us to be servants just like Him.
Jesus wants us to serve one another.
J OHN 13:1
N ow bef ore the f eas t o f the Pas sov er , w hen J esu s
knew that Hi s hou r had c om e that He shou ld dep ar t
f rom th i s w or ld t o the Father , hav