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