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The Perfect Example to Follow
Maundy Thursday

from the book
The View from the Cross
Cycle B Gospel Text Sermons for Lent and Easter

John W. Clarke

John 13:1-17, 31b-35


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As is often the case, John's gospel reports more of the contents of Jesus' instructions to his disciples than do the other three gospels. There are always detractors but it seems that one of the reasons for this was the fact that John is an eyewitness to all that he writes about.

As we have seen during our Lenten journey, Jesus' own journey was headed for the cross and finally the empty tomb. Here in John 13, we can surmise that Jesus' death and resurrection were now imminent. He had come a long way and he knew that he had come in obedience to his Father's will. We can see that in his obedience he was also acting in love for all of humankind. It seems quite clear that he had a special kind of love for those who had chosen to follow him and had stayed with him through all of the turbulence that accompanied them all in getting ...

This Maundy Thursday sermon, The Perfect Example to Follow, is based on John 13:1-17, 31b-35 and relates to Maundy Thursday of Cycle B of the lectionary. This sermon is excerpted from the book The View from the Cross. SermonSuite offers online sermons and professionally published sermons, lectionary sermons, non-lectionary sermons, children's sermons, sermon illustrations, worship resources, preaching resources, sermons on prayer, prayers, Christian drama, lectionary worship, lectionary workbooks and homilies. ...

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