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The Joy of TEACHING. Ephesians 4:11 “And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers ;” Teacher = instructor, to inform Acts 13:1 “and teachers ” 1 Cor. 12:28 Titus 2:3 “ teachers of good things”

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The Joy of



Ephesians 4:11 “And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;”

Teacher = instructor, to inform

Acts 13:1 “and teachers” 1 Cor. 12:28

Titus 2:3 “teachers of good things”

Bible Class teachers are teachers of good things.


What is Teaching ?


Ex. 18:20 “teach” - to shine

Ignorance is Darkness and Knowledge is light

Prov. 4:19 “The way of the wicked is darkness”

2 Pet. 1:19 “as unto a light that shineth in a dark place”


What is Teaching ?


1 Sam. 9:9 “let us go to the seer”

Means “to see”

A Prophet


2 Sam. 5:2 “thou shalt feed my people”

Feed = shepherd


What is Teaching ?

Bible Class Teacher

  • Helps student get out of darkness into light
  • Shows students the will of God
  • Feeds them the food for their soul

Importance of

Bible Teachers Work

  • Divine Authority - Eph. 4:11 and Acts 13:1
  • What he is teaching – word of God

“they shall be all taught of God.”Jn.6:44-45

“Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” Rm. 10:17

“nurture and admonition of the Lord” Eph.6:4


Importance of

Bible Teachers Work

  • Means of spiritual growth

1 Pet. 2:1-2 “that ye may grow thereby”

Knowledge of the word of God

  • Way to keep Christians saved

Luxury of Teaching the Bible

“It is a luxury to learn; but the luxury of learning is not to be compared with the luxury of teaching.”


  • Joining hands with Eternity
  • Helping shape destiny of souls
  • Dealing with Spiritual values

The Bible Teachers

Invisible Pay Check

Most tasks have a reward that can be seen

  • Check $$
  • Stronger muscles
  • Diploma / degree
  • School - tests - grades

Bible teacher cannot always see what the pupils do when they leave class.


The Bible Teachers

Invisible Pay Check

  • Mary may resolve to….
  • Jimmy may have refused to cheat…
  • Husband / Wife may determine to…
  • Some may refuse to engage in filthy talk…
  • Bible class instruction is a long term investment

The Bible Teachers

Invisible Pay Check

The results are within

Sometimes see outward fruit

Spiritual results - values are eternal

May not end with the one taught


The Bible Teachers

Invisible Pay Check

Benefits the teacher

Increases your spiritual health

You cannot teach what you do not know

Teacher learns more than the students


Jesus the Master Teacher

Main task – being a Teacher

Mt. 4:23 - teaching, preaching, healing

Was called - Teacher – Master – Rabbi

Age 12 – in the temple with the Teachers

Mt. 7:29 “For he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.”


Jesus the Master Teacher

Standard for all teachers

Matt. 28:18-20

Supreme authority


Make Disciples


Teach them

Observe all things


The Joy of


Bible class teachers are valuable:

  • To God
  • To the Church
  • To their students

“Therefore lay aside all filthiness and overflow of wickedness, and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.” James 1:21


Bible Class teachers plant the word

Receive – the student must do this

Save – the word is able to save their soul


The Joy of


Conversion of the Eunuch - Acts 8:26-40

Philip taught him about Jesus

Eunuch heard and wanted to be baptized

“And when they were come up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught away Philip, that the eunuch saw him no more: and he went on his way rejoicing.” Acts 8:39


Sermon by Arthur Pigman

Evans Church of Christ

515 Gibbs Road

Evans, Ga. 30809


Sunday Morning Sept. 15, 2013