Jesus' life could shame us all. We might not stoop to wash anyone's feet. Even though Jesus was the master, he was still humble. The more we read of Jesus' life, the more we feel we are hardly worthy to be a student or even a slave.
Beelzebub means "lord of flies." Flies are always a big nuisance. God's main job was keeping away the flies from his worshipers. How much more will our Lord protect us from the little nuisances of life, which may be far worse than flies? It also means "lord of dung or crap." It is the name given to Satan by our Lord.
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“But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything, and remind you of all that I have said to you.”(v. 26)
Hello dear children,
I am so glad to see you this morning. Know why? It's a time for worship. And more than that, I get to tell you good news. The good news from John's gospel today, is about a very special friend who is here with us today.
But first, how many of you have friends? (children respond)
Jenny was having fun. Her friend Martha had brought a graphical calculator into school. Martha had borrowed the calculator from her older brother, who used it for his advanced maths. He'd been off school for a week, so Martha had figured he wouldn't need his calculator for a while. She and Jenny had soon discovered a great bowling game hidden in the depths of the calculator, and Jenny, to her excitement had just reached level three.