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Ephesians 4:11   And He gave some...Teachers...

1 Corinthians 12:28   And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues.

The person who stands in the office of a teacher, will be able to explain spiritual truth in such a way that it is easily understood. It is not learned by human effort, but is by the anointing of the Holy Spirit.


  * The teaching office, is an office. There is no such thing as a preachers office.

Ephesians 4:11   and He gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
Vs.12   for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:

  * The office of the teacher is needed in the church, to root and ground people, in the
     word of God.

Acts 13:1   Now there were in the church that was at Antioch certain prophets and
teachers...

  * A person can have natural ability or inclination to teach, but that does not qualify
     them to stand in the office of a teacher. The Holy Spirit gave and sets in the church,
     and anoints the one that He chooses. The anointing is the ability of God, working
     through mortal man.

Mark 4:2   And He ( Jesus ) taught them many things by parables....

  * Throughout the gospels, we find the Lord standing in the teaching office; conveying
     spiritual truth, by using simple, ordinary, every day things.

  * Jesus is our example of the teaching office in operation.

 
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