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Discussing the Issues of Life!
Teacher Training Series
"An online study for those called to the teaching ministry of the Christian Church"

Minister Ginger London, MA
What does it mean to be a “teacher?”

Those who in the religious assemblies of the Christians undertook the work of teaching, with the special
assistance of the Holy Spirit

A preacher proclaims with the purpose of calling the attention of men to truth.


1 Timothy 2:7
- "Where unto I am ordained a preacher, and an apostle, (I speak the truth in Christ, and lie
not;) a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and verity [truth]."

Faith - in the New Testament speaks of a conviction or belief  respecting a man's relationship to God
and divine things.
a. relating to God
          1. The conviction that God exists and is the creator and ruler of all things, the provider and
              bestower of eternal salvation through Christ
 b. relating to Christ
          1.  A strong and welcome conviction or belief that Jesus is the Messiah, through whom we
               obtain eternal salvation in the kingdom of God
  c.  the religious beliefs of Christians
  d.  belief with the predominate idea of trust (or confidence) whether in God or in Christ

Verity - Truth

1.   Objectively
  a.  What is true in any matter under consideration
          1. according to truth
          2. in reality, in fact
 b.  What is true in things related to God and the duties of man, moral and religious truth
  c.  The truth as taught in the Christian religion, respecting God and the execution of his
       purposes through Christ, and respecting the duties of man, opposing alike to the
       superstitions of the unbelievers, and the corrupt opinions and precepts of false         
       teachers even among Christians.

2.    Subjectively
  a.  Truth as a personal excellence

What is the importance of teaching?

James 3:1 – “My brethren, let not many of you become teachers, knowing that we                           
shall receive a stricter judgment.”

Should men enter into the office of teaching others without a call, or perform it negligently, or live not
according to the doctrine they teach others, such would be judged out of their own mouths, and by their own
words, and their condemnation would be aggravated; and should men judge rash judgment, they themselves
will be judged at a higher tribunal [court]; and should they be too critical, and bear too hard on others, they
will have judgment without mercy.   (adapted from John Gill’s Exposition of the Bible)

Jesus stressed teaching in the Great Commission – Matthew 28:19
Biblical teaching is all about Transformed Lives.
The Importance of Teaching