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There have always been many voices saying “This is the way to know God.” Today’s media explosion has created more voices and more confusion. Why then another? Our purpose is to share truth to help strengthen your relationship with God and with other believers in your locality.

Personal connection with other believers cannot be replaced by the mass media. It is much more satisfying to have a deep spiritual relationship with ten believers than to be in a crowd of ten thousand. Every individual is important to God, and His plan involves each one in a very real way. There are things that are important to God that can only take place in close personal relationships.

The goal of God is to build a family of His children together in love, walking in truth. Personal submission and obedience to Christ will bring conformity of each member to Christ, and a growing expression of the nature of God in a local gathering. The testimony going out to the world around will be as a “light set on a hill that cannot be hidden” and “the pillar and ground of the truth.”

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Apr 7, 2016

Episode 20: The importance of the Teaching Ministry

The ministry of the teacher in the church is a very essential ministry for the growth of the individual and the body as a whole. The teaching ministry is a building ministry. Without that ministry we will experience weakness in our walk with God. The ministry of the teacher is to take the vision (or principles of God) and expand them (break them into smaller sections) so we can understand and put truth into practice in our lives. In other words, the teacher brings the Word of God to apply in the issues of our daily life. Without that ministry, we listen to or read about the wonderful things of God but we don’t know what to do with them.

• Teaches are a God-given grace to the church (Eph. 4:11)
o Not all are teachers (James 3:1)
o Will be held to a higher standard of judgment
o Must meet certain qualifications (I Tim. 3:8-13)
o Should not be a novice
o Should teach with the authority of God (I Peter 4:11)
• Teachers minister Christ to us
o Not intellectual facts with no bearing on real life
o Building on the foundation (1 Cor. 3:10-11)
o Teaching that is helpful must be alive in the Spirit (John 6:63)
o The ultimate teacher is the Holy Spirit through men (I John 2:27)
• To benefit from teaching we must be listening with “spiritual ears”
o He that has an ear let him hear (Rev. 2 and 3)
o Listening for God to obey Him (John 7:17)
• The teaching ministry of men and women is different
o Men’s ministry is more open, spoken and leading (I Tim 2:12)
o Women’s ministry is more private, hidden, and by example (Titus 2:3)
• There is a teaching that all members do (Col 3:16)
o Example is utmost
o Testimony
o Fellowship
• Where do we begin?
o On our knees
o In the scriptures
o Open to every member of the Body of Christ
o Dependent on the Holy Spirit
o Quick to obey when light comes to our pathway

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