Why?: As a teacher, do you ever feel like you are
What?: In many teaching ministries, it is easy to feel
isolated, to feel alone. We may not meet regularly with other
teachers as we plug away week-by-week. If you feel alone, there is
good news. It is recorded at the end of Matthew's Gospel.
Immediately after giving the Great Commission to His first
disciples, in the last words recorded by Matthew, Jesus assures His
first disciples, "Behold, I am with you always, to the end of the
The dilemma comes in reading at the end of Luke's Gospel and at the
beginning of Acts that Jesus was then taken into heaven. If He
promised to be with us and then was taken away, maybe all
believers, including teachers, have cause to feel alone.
Well, we're not! Jesus promised to send His Holy Spirit to indwell
us so that we have God present in us as believers. But, how is that
Jesus being with us? Perhaps the answer is the church. Consider
that the Spirit unites all believers as one church and that united
church is called "the body of Christ" a visible body that we can
see in local congregations of that one church.
So What?: We can legitimately say that Jesus is
physically with us in the local congregation and spiritually with
us in the Holy Spirit. We are not alone.
So What Now?: As a teacher, when you feel alone,
remember that you're not. You have Jesus' promise that He is with
all believers until the end of the age.
About the Podcast
In these short episodes, Dr. Danny shares biblically-based insights on teaching the Bible. Published weekly, you can get a boost before teaching each week.