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PO1 H Gene Lawrence
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Good morning my RP Family. It would be redundant for me to say it is going to be hot here in Waco, Texas. I still drink my coffee, even in hot weather. It seems I am wandering in my thoughts today. What I do not want to do is be remiss in seeking what the Bible has to say about today’s motivational quote about teaching. Let us explore that, through the below article. Have a wonderfully blessed day today and every day.

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What does the Bible say about teaching?

Bible teaching Question: "What does the Bible say about teaching?"

Answer: Teaching is a necessary and valuable part of life. We come into this world ignorant, and we must be taught: language proficiency, motor skills, cultural norms, social customs, manners, moral values—all these and more are the product of the learning process of childhood. Since teaching is a key element in acquiring information and developing knowledge, it is not surprising that the Bible has much to say about teaching.

Teaching is one of the gifts of the Holy Spirit. “We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift . . . is teaching, then teach” (Romans 12:6–7). In this context, teaching refers to the God-given ability to explain God’s Word; the teacher has the supernatural ability to clearly instruct and communicate knowledge, specifically the doctrines of the faith and truths of the Bible (1 Corinthians 12:27–29).

Teaching is a requirement for pastors: “Now the overseer is to be . . . able to teach” (1 Timothy 3:2; cf. 2 Timothy 2:24). The Bible instructs the pastor to teach sound doctrine based on the written Word of God: “Command and teach these things” (1 Timothy 4:11). Those who are taught by the pastor are then to continue the process of disseminating information: “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 Timothy 2:2). Note here that the gospel is “entrusted” to us, and that teachers of the gospel must be “qualified”—part of the qualification is that we be “reliable.”

Teaching, like preaching, was an integral part of the work of an apostle (Matthew 28:19; Ephesians 4:1). Paul knew that he was a teacher of the gospel according to God’s will: “And of this gospel I was appointed a herald and an apostle and a teacher” (2 Timothy 2:11).

Jesus, of course, was the greatest teacher, and He is often referred to as “Rabbi” or “Teacher” (e.g., Luke 13:10; John 1:38; 3:2). In His teaching, our Lord used illustrations (Luke 7:31–32), object lessons (Matthew 6:28), current events (Luke 13:4–5), and many stories (Matthew 13; Mark 4:2). He utilized lecture (Matthew 24), dialogue (John 3), rhetorical questions (Luke 18:8), and proverbs (Luke 7:45). He gave “homework” and followed up on it (Matthew 9:13; 12:7). He used hyperbole (Matthew 5:29), metaphor (John 9:5), and provocative language (Luke 13:32). Always, Jesus the teacher had the best interests of His students at heart; always, the subject of His teaching was the absolute and unchanging truth of God.

Other people whom Scripture identifies as teachers include the Levitical priests (Leviticus 10:11), Moses (Deuteronomy 4:14; 6:1), the apostles (Mark 6:30), fathers of children (Deuteronomy 4:9; 6:7; Proverbs 1:8; 4:4; Ephesians 6:4), fellow believers (Romans 15:14), Nicodemus (John 3:10), Gamaliel (Acts 22:3), and God Himself (Nehemiah 9:20; Psalm 25:12; 32:8; 71:17).

Jesus said that the logical end of effective teaching is that the pupil becomes like his teacher: “The student is not above the teacher, but everyone who is fully trained will be like their teacher” (Luke 6:40). He said this in the context of a warning to be careful whom you choose as your teacher, because if “the blind lead the blind . . . they [will] both fall into a pit” (verse 39). So, if you want to be godly, find teachers who are themselves godly.

The Bible also has warnings about hypocritical teaching (Matthew 23:3; Romans 2:21) and false teaching (Acts 20:28–31; 1 Timothy 6:3–4). In fact, whole books of the Bible are devoted to countering false teaching in the early church (2 Peter and Jude). “Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world” (1 John 4:1). The test for any teaching is whether or not it aligns with the teaching of Jesus and the apostles.

The day is coming when teaching will be unnecessary: “No longer will they teach their neighbor, or say to one another, ‘Know the Lord,’ because they will all know me, from the least of them to the greatest” (Hebrews 8:11; cf. Jeremiah 31:34). In the day when we see Jesus face to face, we will know even as we are known (1 Corinthians 13:12).
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SGT Quentin Moore
SGT Quentin Moore
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It’s still warm here in Katy also
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PO1 H Gene Lawrence
PO1 H Gene Lawrence
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SGT Quentin Moore - and a bit muggy also I would think.
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LTC Stephen F.
LTC Stephen F.
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I pray that you and I are teachable and in turn that we teach others by example primarily and our word secondarily, my friend and brother-in-Christ PO1 H Gene Lawrence and sister-in-Christ Linda Lawrence.
I pray dear God that YOU enable parents to teach their children and YOU motivate grandparents, aunts and uncles to reinforce the teaching of the parents.
Give each parent insight into how their child is bent in terms of learning, making friends, playing. Empower each of us to have a strong work ethic and allow this to be passed on from generation to generation.
YOU accept us as we are and YOU transform us into the person YOU designed us to be through sanctification. YOU are the ONE who restores the years the locust has eaten.
I pray that YOU transform the minds of each member of the family in families which have been dysfunctional, verbally abusive and those who shirk their duties. Refresh the mind of each one of these who is being transformed by YOU and restore trust, love and respect in each affected family.
LORD YOU are the perfect teacher. YOUR Word provides teaching, knowledge and YOU bless us with wisdom when we sincerely seek it from YOU.
By the power and authority of the Name above all names, Jesus the Christ.
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PO1 H Gene Lawrence
PO1 H Gene Lawrence
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PO2 John Zodun - you’re most welcome. Thank you for your kind words my friend.
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Sgt Kerry Harkins
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Good Wednesday Morning COL Mikel Burroughs from a cloudy sky in the Greater Boston area and storms to our west and northwest... Another great topic today, Mikel - "Teaching"!

One thing I have seen, and dislike, is that some teachers, fail to teach the subjects of importance, while conveying their own political ideas to those they believe they can influence...and this is the destructive aspect of some teachers and professors... That said, there are so many outstanding teachers who not only teach the primary subjects for an age group, they inspire, they seek to provide insight into life-long learning... It is those teachers that should and must be honored...

1) "The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” ― William Arthur Ward

2) “One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world.” ― Malala Yousafzai, I Am Malala: The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban

3) “I never teach my pupils, I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.”
― Albert Einstein

4) “The dream begins, most of the time, with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you on to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called truth.” (Dan Rather)

5) “Teaching is only demonstrating that it is possible. Learning is making it possible for yourself.”
― Paulo Coelho, The Pilgrimage

6) “We cannot hold a torch to light another's path without brightening our own.” ― Ben Sweetland

...and as we travel the road of life, we, who have been taught, become the teachers, the mentors, the leaders and with that...

"Proactive leaders learn and absorb knowledge. They influence others to grow by passing on that knowledge and teaching them daily!" — COL (Ret) Mikel Burroughs



Maj William W. 'Bill' Price Capt Marty Hogan COL Mikel Burroughs Lt Col Charlie Brown SSG Byron Howard Sr LTC Stephen F. Col Carl Whicker Maj Robert Thornton CWO3 Dennis McClure LTC Wayne Brandon Sgt Deborah Cornatzer PO3 Bob McCord CW5 Jack Cardwell TSgt Joe C. SFC Stephen Lucas SMSgt Lawrence McCarter Lt Col John Christensen MSgt Robert "Rock" Aldi SrA Marianne Santangelo Sgt Albert Castro
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Sgt Kerry Harkins
Sgt Kerry Harkins
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Sgt Dale Cusack - Thank you, Dale!
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SGT James Murphy
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LT Scott O'Shaughnessy
LT Scott O'Shaughnessy
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Great additions
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LTC Stephen F.
LTC Stephen F.
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I pray that you and I are teachable and in turn that we teach others by example primarily and our word secondarily, my friend and brother-in-Christ Sgt Kerry Harkins.
I pray dear God that YOU enable parents to teach their children and YOU motivate grandparents, aunts and uncles to reinforce the teaching of the parents.
Give each parent insight into how their child is bent in terms of learning, making friends, playing. Empower each of us to have a strong work ethic and allow this to be passed on from generation to generation.
YOU accept us as we are and YOU transform us into the person YOU designed us to be through sanctification. YOU are the ONE who restores the years the locust has eaten.
I pray that YOU transform the minds of each member of the family in families which have been dysfunctional, verbally abusive and those who shirk their duties. Refresh the mind of each one of these who is being transformed by YOU and restore trust, love and respect in each affected family.
LORD YOU are the perfect teacher. YOUR Word provides teaching, knowledge and YOU bless us with wisdom when we sincerely seek it from YOU.
By the power and authority of the Name above all names, Jesus the Christ.
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Lt Col Charlie Brown
Lt Col Charlie Brown
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Nice meme choice SP5 Mark Kuzinski
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Capt Marty Hogan
Capt Marty Hogan
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Always inspire others...if you hit just one it can change the world
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SP5 Mark Kuzinski
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LTC Stephen F.
LTC Stephen F.
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I pray that you and I are teachable and in turn that we teach others by example primarily and our word secondarily, my friend and brother-in-Christ SP5 Mark Kuzinski.
I pray dear God that YOU enable parents to teach their children and YOU motivate grandparents, aunts and uncles to reinforce the teaching of the parents.
Give each parent insight into how their child is bent in terms of learning, making friends, playing. Empower each of us to have a strong work ethic and allow this to be passed on from generation to generation.
YOU accept us as we are and YOU transform us into the person YOU designed us to be through sanctification. YOU are the ONE who restores the years the locust has eaten.
I pray that YOU transform the minds of each member of the family in families which have been dysfunctional, verbally abusive and those who shirk their duties. Refresh the mind of each one of these who is being transformed by YOU and restore trust, love and respect in each affected family.
LORD YOU are the perfect teacher. YOUR Word provides teaching, knowledge and YOU bless us with wisdom when we sincerely seek it from YOU.
By the power and authority of the Name above all names, Jesus the Christ.
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