[PC-USA] 2001-01-21 - Teaching

Passages about Spiritual Gifts, Part 3

Those of us who are teachers are gifted with the privilege and honor of guiding others more deeply into the truth, but we also responsibilities to fulfill. We are to live lives of integrity, and everything we say must be Biblically sound. In return, students have certain responsibilities toward their teachers.

Basic principles about teaching:

Romans 12:4-7 (NASB) For just as we have many members in one body and all the members do not have the same function, so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. Since we have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, each of us is to exercise them accordingly: if prophecy, according to the proportion of his faith; if service, in his serving; or he who teaches, in his teaching.

1Tim. 4:13 (NASB) Until I come, give attention to the public reading of Scripture, to exhortation and teaching.

Responsibilities of teachers:

James 3:1-2 (NASB) Let not many of you become teachers, my brethren, knowing that as such we will incur a stricter judgment. For we all stumble in many ways. If anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able to bridle the whole body as well.

1 Tim. 1:6-7 (NASB) For some men, straying from these things, have turned aside to fruitless discussion, wanting to be teachers of the Law, even though they do not understand either what they are saying or the matters about which they make confident assertions. But we know that the Law is good, if one uses it lawfully.

1 Tim. 3:2 (NASB) An overseer, then, must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, prudent, respectable, hospitable, able to teach.

Relationships between students and teachers:

Gal. 6:6 (NASB) The one who is taught the word is to share all good things with the one who teaches him.

1 Tim. 5:17 (NASB) The elders who rule well are to be considered worthy of double honor, especially those who work hard at preaching and teaching.

Jan

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