We Love Because He First Loved Us, Pastor David Welch

July 10, 2022





1 Now before the Feast of the Passover, Jesus, knowing that His hour had come that He would depart from this world to the Father, having loved His own who were in the world, He loved them [a]to the end.

2 And during supper, the devil having already put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon, to betray Him,

3 Jesus, knowing that the Father had handed all things over to Him, and that He had come forth from God and was going back to God,

4 *got up from supper and * laid His outer garments aside; and He took a towel and tied it around Himself.

5 Then He *poured water into the basin, and began washing the disciples’ feet and wiping them with the towel which He had tied around Himself.

6 So He *came to Simon Peter. He *said to Him, “Lord, You are washing my feet?”

7 Jesus answered and said to him, “What I am doing, you do not realize right now, but you will understand later.”

John 13:1–7 (NASB)


21 When Jesus had said these things, He became troubled in spirit, and testified and said, “Truly, truly I say to you that one of you will betray Me.”

22 The disciples began looking at one another, at a loss to know of which one He was speaking.

23 Lying back on Jesus’ chest was one of His disciples, whom Jesus loved.

24 So Simon Peter *nodded to this disciple and *said to him, “Tell us who it is of whom He is speaking.”

25 He then simply leaned back on Jesus’ chest and *said to Him, “Lord, who is it?”

26 Jesus then *answered, “That man is the one for whom I shall dip the piece of bread and give it to him.” So when He had dipped the piece of bread, He *took and *gave it to Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot.

27 After this, Satan then entered him. Therefore Jesus *said to him, “What you are doing, do it quickly.”

28 Now none of those reclining at the table knew for what purpose He had said this to him.

29 For some were assuming, since Judas kept the money box, that Jesus was saying to him, “Buy the things we need for the feast”; or else, that he was to give something to the poor.

30 So after receiving the piece of bread, he left immediately; and it was night.

John 13:21–30 (NASB)


Come to adore Jesus:

I. Look at how he lays down his life

John 13:1–7


II. Look at the love pouring out of him

John 13:21–30



“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. "

John 13:34 (RSV)



The Lord’s Supper:


23 For I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus in the night in which He was betrayed took bread;

24 and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, “This is My body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of Me.”

25 In the same way He took the cup also after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood; do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.”


26 For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes.

27 Therefore whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner, shall be guilty of the body and the blood of the Lord.

28 But a man must examine himself, and in so doing he is to eat of the bread and drink of the cup.

29 For he who eats and drinks, eats and drinks judgment to himself if he does not judge the body rightly.

30 For this reason many among you are weak and sick, and a number sleep.

1 Corinthians 11:23–30 (NASB)









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