Nigel Ring on August 29th, 2009

The concluding part of this series on lessons from Jesus’ feeding the 5000 focuses on completion of the task. Mk 6:42-45  And (the people) all ate and were satisfied. And (the disciples) took up twelve baskets full of broken pieces and of the fish. And those who ate the loaves were five thousand men. Immediately […]

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Nigel Ring on August 25th, 2009

We shall now look at the next administrative ‘skill’, number 7,  that Jesus demonstrated while feeding the 5000. Mk 6:41 And taking the five loaves and the two fish he looked up to heaven and said a blessing and broke the loaves and gave them to the disciples to set before the people. And he […]

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Nigel Ring on August 21st, 2009

We have already considered four administrative skills which Jesus demonstrated when he fed the 5000. We shall now look at two more. 5. Implementation Mk 6:40 So they sat down in groups, by hundreds and by fifties. A plan had clearly formed in Jesus’ mind and in order to fulfil it he needed not only to […]

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Nigel Ring on August 18th, 2009

Continuing to learn Biblical administration from Jesus’ feeding the 5000 we shall now consider two more aspects. 3. What resources are available? Mk 6:38 And he said to them, “How many loaves do you have? Go and see.” And when they had found out, they said, “Five, and two fish.” In formulating a plan an […]

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Nigel Ring on August 15th, 2009

In previous postings we have looked at the story of Jesus feeding the 5000 as recorded in Mk 6. Now, so much for the narrative. What are the administrative points – the skills and processes – which we can learn from this passage? 1. Jesus was a people person Mk 6:34 .. he had compassion on […]

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Nigel Ring on August 11th, 2009

Throughout the last two millennia Christians have been seeking to show the love and compassion of Jesus through acts of mercy to those who are Poor and disadvantaged, and have been seeking to help people fulfil the potential God has invested in them. Newfrontiers is a family of churches, led by Terry Virgo, who have […]

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Nigel Ring on August 7th, 2009

Mar 6:42-45 And (the people) all ate and were satisfied. And (the disciples) took up twelve baskets full of broken pieces and of the fish. And those who ate the loaves were five thousand men. Immediately he made his disciples get into the boat and go before him to the other side, to Bethsaida, while […]

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