Disciple? or Deserter?
Proverbs 20-23/John 13-16
20:9 Who can say, I have cleansed my heart; I am pure and free from sin?
:20 If you curse your father or mother, the lamp of your life will be snuffed out.
21:3 The LORD is more pleased when we do what is just and right than when we give him sacrifices.
:21 Whoever pursues godliness and unfailing love will find life, godliness, and honor.
13:3-5 Jesus knew that the Father had given him authority over everything and that he had come from God and would return to God. So he got up from the table, took off his robe, wrapped a towel around his waist, and poured water into a basin. Then he began to wash the disciples’ feet and to wipe them with the towel he had around him.
:15 I have given you an example to follow. Do as I have done to you.
OT Flash Points
The LORD’s searchlight penetrates the human spirit, exposing every hidden motive
Keep your mouth shut and you’ll stay out of trouble [21:23]
NT Flash Points
I am the Vine
You are the branches
Abide in me and lay your life down for your friends
The Spirit is coming to reveal to you what I want you to know
Take heart, I have overcome the world
Deserter? or Disciple?