Bible Verses Providing an Objective for Bible Teaching
So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ. (Eph. 4:11-13)
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. (2 Tim. 3:16-17)
Therefore go and make disciples … teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age. (Matt. 28:19-20)
And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others. (2 Tim. 2:2)
Bible Teaching is Part of the Disciple-Making Process
Did you notice God’s desires for His people in the above verses?
- He wants them to be thoroughly equipped so they can live in unity, become mature and Christ-like.
- He wants them to become fully devoted to Him which will be evidenced through service and obedience to His commands.
- He wants them to take what they have learned and teach others.
Did you notice the role of God’s Word in the fulfillment of His objective?
- The Bible is more than a mere textbook from which we impart knowledge.
- The Bible is God’s power source for equipping His people.
Think of the implications for the way lessons are prepared and presented.
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