Go Ye Therefore

The Law of Reproduction Part 11

Lesson In Servanthood-John 6:3-14

As Jesus fed five thousand people with one small basket of food, the disciples learned another lesson in serving others. Jesus allowed the disciples to participate in this miracle; they served the food as it multiplied.

Through this experience, Jesus was beginning to reproduce His ministry in His followers. He taught that a pupil becomes like his teacher (Luke 6:40). Author Frank Damazio notes how reproduction occurs from Father, to Son, to leader:

From the Father To the Son To the Leader
My Father is working (John 5:17-19). I myself am working
(John 5:17; 9:4).
Leaders are to do the work (Acts 6:4; Eph. 4:12).
The Father judges (John 8:16). I judge (John 8:16). Leaders must judge (1 Cor. 6:1-6).
God is light
(1 John 1:5).
I am the light of the world (John 8:12; 12:46). Leaders are light and are to walk in the light (Matt. 5:14; 1 John 1:7).
The Father teaches (John 8:28). The Son teaches
(John 8:28; Acts 1:1).
Leaders are teachers (Acts 5:42; 1 Tim. 3:2; 4:11).
The Father gave His Son (John 3:16). The Son gave His life (John 10:11). Leaders lay down their lives (1 John 3:16).
The Father is perfect. The Son is perfect. Leaders are to be perfect and set the example (Matt. 5:48; 1 Cor. 3:18; Col. 3:10).

Join me next time for The Law of Reproduction Part 12