Why?: The Apostle John says we don't need teachers.
So, why are you one?
What?: In 1 John, chapter 2, verse 27, the Apostle
John writes, "As for you, the anointing you received from him
remains in you, and you don't need anyone to teach you."
We need no teacher other than the Holy Spirit living in us. It's
the Holy Spirit who is ultimately our teacher and the teacher of
our learners. He is the one who revealed God's truth, had it
written down, illumines our hearts and minds to that truth, and
then applies the truth to the life of every disciple of Jesus.
Yet, he uses human teachers in the process. Have you ever wondered
Why? I certainly have and I can't find a single passage
from Scripture that I can point to that answers the question
directly. Instead, looking at all of Scripture, it's clear that
everything God does is for His own glory.
Somehow, His using us broken people to transform other broken
people puts His glory on display in a way that must be greater than
if He taught us directly by Himself.
So What?: So, if it brought Him more glory to not use
human teachers, He could and would do that without us. Instead, He
calls us to be teachers so that He can demonstrate His power to
earthly and heavenly onlookers. He uses dull tools like us to
sharpen one another. And that brings Him great glory.
So What Now?: You're a teacher because God made you
one. Will you bring glory to God in your teaching by relying on the
real teacher—the Holy Spirit? Asking Him to guide you as you
prepare your lesson? Asking Him to prepare the hearts of your
learners for the lesson? Asking Him to help you teach your learners
and then apply the the truths they learn so that they can be more
God called you to be a teacher to bring glory to Himself, so
glorify Him in your teaching.
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.