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Dr. Danny's Teacher-to-Teacher Podcast

Dec 18, 2020

  • 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 Christlike?
    God called you to be a teacher to bring glory to Himself, so glorify Him in your teaching.