John 13:5-9, After that, He poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet, and to wipe them with the towel with which He was girded. 6 Then He came to Simon Peter. And Peter said to Him, “Lord, are You washing my feet?” 7 Jesus answered and said to him, “What I am doing you do not understand now, but you will know after this.” 8 Peter said to Him, “You shall never wash my feet!” Jesus answered him, “If I do not wash you, you have no part with Me.”9 Simon Peter said to Him, “Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head!”
You have to LOVE Peter!
He was the ALL OR NOTHING KIND OF PERSON!
When Jesus started washing feet Peter told Jesus that he would not have it. Peter was only saying it out of honor and respect for he knew Jesus was the Messiah. Remember what was revealed to Peter in Mark 8:27b, …and on the road He asked His disciples, saying to them, “Who do men say that I am?” 29 He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter answered and said to Him, “You are the Christ.”
Peter knew Jesus was the Messiah and to have the King of Kings wash His feet…..NO STINKING WAY (no pun intended….lol).
Jesus let him know that if he did not allow Him to wash his feet that Peter would have no part with Him.
Peter retorted, “Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head!” In other words, I want the whole thing!!! If washing my feet means that I am yours then wash every nook and cranny!
WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU WANTED JESUS MORE THAN ANYTHING ELSE IN THIS SHORT LIVED WORLD?
DO YOU WANT ALL OF HIM, OR JUST ENOUGH TO GET YOU OUT OF HELL?
WOULD YOU RESPOND LIKE PETER, OR LIKE THE REST OF THE DISCIPLES, OR WORSE, LIKE JUDAS WHO ALSO HAD HIS FEET WASHED?
At some point in time, you will have to choose all or none – CHOOSE ALL AND WATCH GOD’S BLESSINGS IN YOUR LIFE!
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For a truly charismatic, Spirit-filled church experience, Pastor Micheal Spencer invites you to a time of fellowship, worship and incredible spiritual growth at His Tabernacle Family Church every Sunday morning at either 9:00am or 11:00am. Pastors Micheal and Rhonda Spencer are committed to preaching the Word with boldness and conviction, for the purpose of equipping the believers for the work of the Kingdom. We enjoy a culturally diverse congregation, with attenders from all over the world. So, whether you’re looking for a solid, Pentecostal, Bible-believing church in Elmira, a church in Corning, or a church in Ithaca, His Tabernacle Family Church in Horseheads is the church home you’ve been searching for.
Dr. Micheal Spencer
His Tabernacle Family Church
A House of Grace and Mercy