Nigel Ring on October 31st, 2012

Recently I read an excellent article under the title ‘The Emperor’s New Frontiers’ written by Andrew Wilson on the Newfrontiers blog ‘What you think matters’. Andrew is an elder of King’s Church, Eastbourne, UK and a member of the Newfrontiers Theology Forum. With his permission I reproduce it here as I think it brings great clarity and […]

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Nigel Ring on October 24th, 2012

Serving helps others. Serving is primarily about relationship. If we do not care about other people we will not be motivated to serve. Underlying all serving is the desire to bless someone – either directly by a selfless act, or indirectly by serving a situation from which they will benefit. Serving accomplishes tasks. Serving is […]

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Nigel Ring on October 17th, 2012

What is a servant? For most people in the so-called ‘West’ house-servants are not part of our daily experience. But when I visit India or Africa servants are very evident and indeed are often treated as part of the family. They live in the home of the family they serve or in a house in […]

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Nigel Ring on October 10th, 2012

Bringing good news What was Jesus called to do on earth? According to the Kingdom mandate of Is 61:1-3 (ie his job description), which he ‘owned’ in Lk 4:17-21, he was called • To preach good news to the poor (we all are) • To proclaim release to the captives • To heal • To […]

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Nigel Ring on October 4th, 2012

Privilege Have you ever thought what a great privilege it is to be a servant? In many cultures servants are looked down on as menial. In the upside down culture of the Kingdom of God servants are exalted! If you need proof just look at Phil 2 and see how Jesus is commended by the […]

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