God’s Teachers 3: Imparting Doctrine

Video: God’s Teachers 3: Imparting Doctrine (2 hours, 1 min)

Review

  • Lesson 1: Character: 1 Tim. 4:11-16; 2 Tim. 1:12-14
  • Lesson 2: Imparting Life: Psalm 128:1-4; 2 Cor. 3:1-3

Impart Doctrine

  • God is THE only Teacher: Matt. 23:8-10
    • Via Bible: Psalm 119:99-100
    • Via Holy Spirit: 1 John 2:27
    • Via Humans: Acts 8:26-40
  • Eph. 4:7-16: Christ teaches through teachers 
    • 4:11: 1 of 5 ministries
    • 4:12: for equipping all
    • 4:15: Speak the truth in love
      • KNOW THE TRUTH
        • God’s Spirit: John 16:13; 1 Cor. 2:6-16
        • God’s Word: John 17:17; cf. John 10:35
          • Scripture = authority, interpreter: Matt. 4:1-11
          • Think & Study: Acts 17:11; 2 Tim. 2:7, 15 
          • Pray: Psalm 119:12, 18, 125, etc. 
        • Jesus: John 14:6 (cf. John 1:14; 16:14; Luke 24:27) 
        • Love the truth: 2 Cor. 3:12-4:6 (cf. Gen. 44:33-45:3)
      • TEACH THE TRUTH
        • Goal = reveal Jesus (John 4:42; S. of S. 3:3-4)
          • Light → Life (Gen. 1:3ff; 2 Peter 1) 
        • Plainly: 2 Cor. 4:2
          • faithfully: 1 Cor. 4:1-2; 2 Tim. 2:2; 1 Peter 4:11 
          • may use: Outlines, Writing, Repetition
        • The whole truth–no more, no less: Rev 22:18-19
        • Acts 18:24-28: Apollos Example

Doctrines to Impart (modified from Discipleship Curriculum)

Principles:

  1. Spend time in proportion to time spent in Scripture on subjects
  2. Begin with clearest principles first
  3. Teach what has been revealed to you

Scripture Prioritizes:

  1. The Gospel: The Person and Work of Christ
    1. Theme of the Bible, especially spelled out in Gospels and N.T.
  2. Loving/Discerning Truth 
    1. “Parable of Sower” given most attention in gospels
      1. Claimed as a sort of starting point in Mark 4:13
    2. If mechanism to discern truth is flawed, ministry and life will fail
  3. Authority and Power of Scripture
    1. This is heavily taught and assumed by Jesus/Bible
    2. John 12:47-50: Standard by which we are judged
  4. The Nature of God
    1. At the beginning of God’s written word to Israel (Ex. 20:1-6)
    2. Essential to worship, judgment, salvation (Ex. 20:1-6; Mark 12:32-33; John 8:24; etc.)
  5. Ministry of the Holy Spirit
    1. Fruit, Sanctification, & Gifts of the Holy Spirit
    2. This is key to all ministry (Zech. 4:6; Phil. 3:3; etc.)
  6. Growth and Discipleship
    1. Begins with baptism (Matt. 28:18-20)
    2. Acts 2
    3. Church
  7. Prayer
    1. Seen as essential in Scripture; taught repeatedly by Jesus/Bible
  8. Resurrection of the Dead & Eternal Judgment
    1. Listed as foundational/elementary doctrine in Hebrews 6:1-2

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