“Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name” – Philippians 2:5-9
- Read aloud John 13:1-5 and talk about why this was a meaningful thing that Jesus did to His disciples.
- To show His disciples how much He loved them, Jesus did what only servants and slaves were required to do: wash dusty and often muddy feet.
- You might recognize that this is also part of the passage we’ve been memorizing in Philippians 2 that says Jesus took the “form of a servant.”
- Jesus then said that this kind of selfless love that meets practical needs is the way we need love each other.
- Go around and have each family member name one practical way they can serve a sibling, a parent, and a friend. Challenge them to do these things sometime within the next week.
- Review today’s memory verse together, Philippians 2:5-9
- Close your time in prayer.
- Optional Activity: Using a bowl, a washcloth, and a towel or paper towels, take turns washing each other’s feet and drying them as a way to bless and express love to each other.