God’s Teachers 1: Character

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2 Tim. 2:24: all Christians should be able to teach
Ezekiel 33:1-9: our obligation to share what God reveals
Ephesians 4:11-16: teachers build up body; speak truth in love
Romans 12:7: teachers teach
Matt. 13:57; Luke 9:43-45: even if not understood/received

Matthew 23:
vv. 2-4: Scribes/Pharisees taught hypocritically; don’t follow
vv. 5-10: Loved self
vv. 8-10: Only 1 Teacher (cf. 1 John 2:27)
vv. 11-12: Humble yourselves
vv. 13ff.: “Woe to you…hypocrites!…child of hell…blind guides…”

James 3:1-18: warning for teachers; heavenly vs. demonic wisdom

Proverbs (“the wise”):
8:33; 9:8, 9; 10:8; 12:15; 13:1; 15:31; 18:15; 21:11: teachable; learner
12:18; 13:14; 15:2, 7; 16:23; 25:12: words bring life
26:1-12: contrast “wise-in-own-eyes”

God’s leaders: 1 Timothy 3:1-7; 5:17-25; Titus 1:5-9; Hebrews 13:7
Faithful teaching essential; faithful character overwhelming focus

God’s teachers:
Faithful: Luke 16:10-12; 1 Cor. 4:1-5; 1 Tim. 4:11-16; Rev. 22:18-19
Humble, God-dependent: Acts 2:3-4; 2 Tim. 1:12-14
Women: Matt. 28:9-10; 1 Cor. 11:2-16; Titus 2:3-5
David (Psalm 78:9-10, 67-72), Peter (Acts 10-11), Paul (Acts 9:6-19; 1 Cor. 2:1-5; 2 Cor. 10:10), Apollos (Acts 18:24-28)

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