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Teacher – Gift of Teaching

The motivation to acquire and communicate Biblical Truth in order that God’s people grow and learn.

“Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly divides the Word of Truth” (2 Timothy 2:15).

The general responsibility of every believer to teach others what he has been taught.  “Make disciples of all nations; teach them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you” (Matthew 28:19-20).



1. Teachers find delight in studying the Word of God to discover and confirm divine Truth.

2.  Because they respect the inspiration and authority of the Bible, teachers are very concerned about the accuracy of words. “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God and is profitable for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness” (2 Timothy 3:16).

3.  They tend to avoid non-biblical terminology and illustration.

4.  Do not like the Word of God taken out of context.

5. They seek direct, fresh illumination from the Holy Spirit and do not rely on secondary sources like commentaries and Bible dictionaries.

6. They test and prove the teaching received from others to make sure it accords with Scripture.  They are like the Bereans, Acts 17:11.

7. They rely on the Holy Spirit, ‘The Wonderful Counselor’ to give revelation in the heart as they teach so that both head and heart are touched.

8. They have the ability to relate truth with other truth, the Old Testament with the New Testament, and all of Scripture with Messiah Yeshua.  They allow Scripture to interpret Scripture.

9. They present the Word of God in an orderly, systematic manner – line upon line, precept upon precept” (Isaiah 28:10).

10.  They are more content-oriented than audience-oriented.


Fruit of the Spirit

1. Romans 12:11, James 3:1


Temptations to Avoid

1. Regarding your particular are of teaching as the whole of Truth rather than just a part.

2. Being proud and boastful of your knowledge of the Word.

3. Concentrating on the details of information rather than on communication life and revelation which produces growth.


Problems and Misunderstandings

1.  The need to be factual and objective may appear as a lack of warmth and feeling when speaking.

2. The need to communicate Truth accurately may appear as unconcern for the importance of obeying Truth on the part of the student.


Scriptural Examples

1. Yeshua, the Master Teacher, made use of parables, communicated the life of the Father profoundly

2. Paul, Sha’ul, the Apostle, taught systematically in the letters: theory, application; student of the TeNak (Old Testament only and tied Yeshua’s teachings to it; received direct revelation from the Spirit in Arabia, divine compulsion to declare the whole counsel of God, “he might present every man perfect (mature) in Messiah Yeshua” (Colossians 1:28).


General Counsel and Application

Different orders or levels of application of teaching are found in Scripture.  Parents  are to teach their children (Ephesians 6:4). Older women are to teach younger women (Titus 2:1-4).  Callings as apostles, prophets, evangelists, teachers, shepherds all have people they are to instruct (Ephesians 4:11)

Anointed, Bible-believing teachers are greatly needed in today’s Body of Messiah.   Many people have deep spiritual experiences (eg. charismatic denominations), but lack good Biblical foundations.  The result is a shallow walk of faith in the community of believers.   In the institutional church, many suffer from ‘itching ears’ and are no longer content with sound doctrine.  The result is growing error and deception. In many parts of the church today, Biblical inspiration and authority is questioned and the anointing of the Holy Spirit is either denied or quenched. The result is spiritual death and apostasy within the Body of Messiah.

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Teacher Gift for Children

Children with the motivational gift of teaching have early interests and inclinations which prepare them for their ministry.  One might regard them as more ‘quiet’ than other children, even a tendency to be loners.  They like people and are liked by people, but even as children they can entertain themselves alone for long periods of time.  

They are not necessarily brilliant children, but they have a thirst for knowledge and  a wide taste in reading.  They will, as the saying goes, read almost anything.  They respond to school assignments by over-preparation, but if they are not interested in a subject they may ignore it and suffer a poor grade.

They find it hard to feign interest.  Usually they are bored by ‘small talk’.  As small children their interest may show up a fascination with letters and numbers.  One interesting example was a child who would sit and trace and the letters on his blocks over and over with his fingers.

These children seem to possess a certain personal organizational and emotional stability which fits them for long hours of study.  Therefore, they have a steadiness in their disposition and are not given as readily in the classical ‘coldness’ of a teacher.

They tend to be faithful children, loyal and punctual.  Because they are ‘fact’ and stubborn, they may even give the impression of being rigid and unemotional.  All of this gives them a certain independent, almost individualistic air.  This shows up in such things as active group sports, where they find as much personal fulfillment in watching as in participating.  They generally do not go out for sports in school.  They are not drawn to pets as much as some of the other gifts, not from dislike but because they are too time-consuming.

1.  Orderly, quiet, the perfect child, punctual

2. Never easily persuaded, very solid

3. Love intricate toys, but do not take apart toys unless they’re sure they can get them back together

4. Fussy about how you play with them, must tell everyone how to work toys before they can use them

5. Loners; do not mind being alone

6. Appear to be brilliant because they excel in class

7. Reads anything and everything


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