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Who should teach?

Posted by on Jan 31, 2011 in blog links, discipleship, gathering, service, spiritual gifts | 1 comment

Who should teach?

In his latest post, Eric from “A Pilgrim’s Progress” presents another article in his series on house church: “House Church – Teaching.”

(By the way, it should be mentioned that Eric is presenting a particular form of meeting as a “house church.” All house churches do not follow what Eric is describing.)

In his post, Eric presents scriptural evidence that elders should teach, those gifted as teachers should teach, and others should teach as well.

I like the way that he concludes best of all. Eric points out that while teaching with words is important, teaching through actions is usually more effective:

Teaching, then, ought to be more than just verbal instruction.  Teaching is most effective when it is experienced.  Therefore, in the life of the church we best teach and are taught through both hearing and doing. To follow the model set forth by our Lord, we teach and learn through service to others.

In fact, I would say that teaching with words becomes effective only when it is combined with teaching through actions.

What do you think?

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  1. 1-31-2011

    I love it. And since this was a repost, I put my follow up comment over there instead of here… thanks for pointing us to it.