Why?: Why do you think your teaching is
What?: Some teachers think their teaching is
authoritative because of their position in the church. Others,
because they know and communicate the Bible well. Some even think
that if they speak in authoritative ways—whatever that is—that
their teaching has authority.
The truth is that we speak authoritatively when we speak with
Jesus' authority. In Matthew chapter 28, verse 18, just before
giving the Great Commission to make disciples, the resurrected
Jesus said He had been given ALL authority in heaven and on earth.
And in that authority, He was sending the church out to make
disciples. In other words, Jesus has given us His authority to
continue His work of making disciples.
So What?: It is Jesus' ministry to make disciples who
grow to look more and more like their Savior. He has redeemed them.
Through His Spirit, He transforms them. The fact that we are
operating on His authority rather than our own should keep us
humble as we are used to carry out His work. Our teaching fails
when we do it on our own authority. Our teaching succeeds when we
rely on the authority of the One who commissioned us in the first
So What Now?: When you start getting a little full of
yourself thinking you are really special as a teacher, will you
repent and humbly submit to the One who has real authority and who
has sent you to His church with that authority? Only then will your
teaching be authoritative.
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.