Jesus Washes Disciples Feet High School Snack Idea
by Rachel G.
Jesus Washes Disciples Feet Ideas
Rachel G. asks:
I am in the ninth grade and I am doing a project on Jesus washing his disciples feet. I have to teach the class about John 13 and am presenting using a powerpoint.
I want to bake/make some kind of simple food that goes along with the lesson. Other than making cookies in the shape of feet, do you have any ideas?
Miss Cheryl says:
Wow Rachel! That is quite the scripture passage you are teaching on! The foot shaped cookies are the idea I listed on the Jesus Washes the Disciples Feet Theme Page Although cute, I think we can come up with more age appropriate ideas for your 9th grade class!
Let's do the following!
1. Let's look at the section of John 13 that speaks of the washing of the feet.
2. Let's look at a few ideas that might go along with this event while you present your powerpoint.
3. Let's ask others on this page for their ideas and suggestions!
1. Let's Look at the Passage
It was just before the Passover Festival. Jesus knew that the hour had come for him to leave this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end.
The evening meal was in progress, and the devil had already prompted Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot, to betray Jesus.
Jesus knew that the Father had put all things under his power, and that he had come from God and was returning to God; so he got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel around his waist.
After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around him.
He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, “Lord, are you going to wash my feet?” Jesus replied, “You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand.”
“No,” said Peter, “you shall never wash my feet.”
Jesus answered, “Unless I wash you, you have no part with me.” “Then, Lord,” Simon Peter replied, “not just my feet but my hands and my head as well!”
Jesus answered, “Those who have had a bath need only to wash their feet; their whole body is clean. And you are clean, though not every one of you.” For he knew who was going to betray him, and that was why he said not every one was clean.
When he had finished washing their feet, he put on his clothes and returned to his place. “Do you understand what I have done for you?” he asked them.
“You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and rightly so, for that is what I am. Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet. I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you.
Very truly I tell you, no servant is greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him. Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them. (John 13:1-17 NIV)
2. Let's Look at Some Ideas for Your Group
In the Bible account, Jesus was eating a meal with His disciples, knowing the time was upon Him to return to His Father.
The Bible states in John 13:4 that Jesus got up from the meal to wash the feet of the disciples.
A) Foot Soak Salts
Though not a snack idea, this may be an idea for a take-away.
You will need: Epsom salts, ziplock baggies, essential oil (just 1 fragrance), spoon.
Have each student put a few teaspoons of salts in their baggie. Add a drop of oil. Seal baggie. Mix using fingers on outside of baggie.
B) Group Snack Serve
You will need handwipes (such as baby wipes), apples, caramel dip
Have the students help to wash each others' hands.
Slice the apple. Place apple slices on a tray with the dip.
Hold the tray as one person takes a slice, dips and eats. That student then holds the tray and serves the next student to do the same and so on.
C) Mini Seder
Jesus stopped during the meal to provide the act of service of washing his disciples' feet.
Provide a mini-seder by providing representations of some of the foods. You fellow students could partake in it after your presentation OR you could invite them all to the front table to partake while you present your summary of the presentation.
You will need: broccoli or celery sticks and vinigrette to dip it into; a loaf of bread or flat bread and hummus; grape juice
The students could help themselves to a few of each and some juice to eat and drink during your presentation. You could then refer to the Seder meal during your presentation.
Something like: "Jesus was eating a meal with his disciples, much like the types of foods you are eating now..."
I hope that helps!
I pray your activity helps strengthen you AND your classmates faith, understanding and walk with our Lord. **********************************************
3. Let's Ask Others for More Ideas!
Do you have ideas for snack activities for Rachel? Click the comment button below to share them with her!
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