Doug Vermeulen in Dr Margaret Aranda: For NewBeeZ, Christianity, Teachers 55 years in the work-a-day world Oct 8, 2016 · 3 min read · +300





Meets mental needs

*** Clarifying truth for the purposes of indoctrination in God's Word and His commandments. Believers can mistake impartation of information as ‘teaching’. Unless truth is being ‘clarified’, no teaching is taking place.

They have the ability to impart knowledge, and lead others into revealed truth. Teachers are indispensable to the Body of Christ, as they provide the ammunition with which the other ministries can wage their war against evil with greater success. [Acts 18:27] Theirs is very much a ministry of `watering' rather than `planting'. [1 Corinthians 3:6]

Has the motivation to search out and validate truth that has been presented.

Teachers love to read and study and place great emphasis on the accuracy of facts and words. Described as being `logios' which means `given to words, learned or eloquent' [Acts 18:24] They enjoy research, and get more joy in doing the research than in giving the material; and use it to validate truth and to test the material that is being presented. The teachers’ normal position is with his nose in a book. The calling on his life will cause him to study 80% of his time. They would rather be in their books than with people in their free time.

They see empty heads to fill, and love presenting truth in a systemic way; and will avoid using non-biblical illustrations, and will resist scripture taken out of context.

People will remember the teaching of a teacher, and even if they don't like it; it will be written on the persons heart and mind by the Holy Spirit. Teachers have the gift of grace that helps its possessors to understand the teaching of God's Word, and to discern His purposes, and thus this equips them to instruct His people in doctrinal matters. They will teach sound doctrine that will release the working of God, when people act on what they hear. Teachers are able to help as they are able to see inaccuracies of statements, and conclusions that have been made; but they must not appear to lack warmth and feeling when they speak.

They will tend to turn the Church into a school. If not balanced by the other ministries; their Church will sooner or later turn into fat cats steeped in the Word, depending on the skill of the teacher. This could take between 3-7 yrs. When this happens, this is a crisis situation, as peoples other needs are not being met. They will leave, and the teacher will not understand why - he will feel rejection and guilt; and this can all be avoided by the having the balance of the 5-fold ministry.

1Corinthians 12:8 To one the utterance of wisdom has been granted through the Spirit; to another the utterance of knowledge in accordance with the will of the same Spirit;

Collossians 3:16 Let the teaching concerning Christ remain as a rich treasure in your hearts. In all wisdom teach and admonish one another with psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, and sing with grace in your hearts to God.

Matthew 28:20 and teach them to obey every command which I have given you. And remember, I am with you always, day by day, until the Close of the Age."

1Timothy 3:2 A minister then must be a man of irreproachable character, true to his one wife, temperate, sober-minded, well-behaved, hospitable to strangers, and with a gift for teaching;

2Timothy 2:2 All that you have been taught by me in the hearing of many witnesses, you must hand on to trusty men who shall themselves, in turn, be competent to instruct others also.

2Timothy 2:24 and a bondservant of the Lord must not quarrel, but must be inoffensive towards all men, a skillful teacher, and patient under wrongs.

Luke 4:31 So He came down to Capernaum, a town in Galilee, where He frequently taught the people on the Sabbath days.

Luke 4:32 And they were greatly impressed by His teaching, because He spoke with the language of authority.

Matthew 5:2 He proceeded to teach them, and said:

Weymouth Translation


Their ministry follows on from the Apostles, prophets & evangelists in order to lay a foundation of the `Word'. Unless balanced by the other ministries, emphasis on scriptural illustrations and interpretation can neglect its practical application. Research can make them appear dependent on books than on the teaching ministry of the Holy Spirit. The teacher should enjoy the fruits of the evangelist’s ministry; along with the evangelist, because this ministry brings in new souls for him to teach.

Teachers, who are not team orientated, would not choose an evangelist to co-operate with, as their ministries operate at opposite ends of the spectrum. Teachers who do not understand the functions of inter-active ministry would be tempted to regard evangelists as flashy, loud and unknowledgeable as these people often feel that details of research may appear unnecessary to the listeners. Teachers need pastors to stabilize the flock; and they need prophets to bring the anointing of the spirit to the people.

Usually has a sensitive/analytical temperament, self-sacrificing, gifted, perfectionist. The introvert, thinker, creative, very high standards, sensitive to others.

Biblical type = Moses & Apollos.

The pattern in the Godhead is the Holy Spirit, Who will teach you all things. Who will cause us to recall - will remind us of, bring to our remembrance - everything God has told us.


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August 17th 2016

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