Pastor Armstrong's sermon is based on John 13:31-35.

Imitating Jesus (John 13:31-35)

Additional notes on the text:

v.31:           “glorified” (an example of “prolepsis,” a future event spoken of as a present reality (2 Timothy 1:10; Ephesians 2:6; Romans 8:30, etc.)).

vv.31-32:     Jesus and God are inseparably bound together.

I.    Jesus calls His disciples “___________________” (John 21:5; Matthew 18:1-3). 

A. Jesus fulfills the Passover role as _________ of the family.

B. Jesus speaks as a _________ father to his children, giving them boundaries, including a new command.  

1. “Where I am going you cannot come” (v.33).

2. “Love one another” (v.34).

a. An important part of our witness to the world is our love for _____________ (v.35).

b. “No one can love the Head and hate the Body” (St. Cyprian).

II.   _______________ is learning behavior by observing the actions of  others (Matthew 4:19; 1 Corinthians. 4:16; 11:1; Ephesians 4:32-5:2;          Colossians 3:13; 1 Thessalonians 1:6.)  

A. Children learn by ________________ those whom they trust and admire.

B. Whom do you trust and admire?  

1. “Just as I have loved you” (v.34) = the ________________ for imitation.

2. “For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another” (Galatians 5:13).