Read John 13:12-17
What do you think the disciples were thinking and feeling while they listened to Jesus explain what he had just done? What logic does Jesus use to exhort them to do the same thing?
Mutual submission and service are to characterize the people of God’s kingdom — a beautiful rhythm of giving and receiving. List examples of how mutual service is happening in your fellowship group; your church; the body of Christ worldwide. How can Christians do a better job of cultivating servanthood? Where and with whom do you need to cultivate servanthood?
What promise does Jesus make in verse 17? Think of a time when you experienced blessing or happiness as a result of serving others.
Ask God to give you a servant heart and the courage to follow Jesus’ example.