Morning Message of Motivation
The Power of Truth: 13
Rev Robert Ampiah-Kwofi
Teachers play a vital role in upholding truth in the church of Christ.
1 Timothy 3:15 NKJV
“but if I am delayed, I write so that you may know how you ought to conduct yourself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.”
This simply means that the church is the place where God’s truth is taught, accepted, believed and practiced.
•God has placed teachers in His church.
1 Corinthians 12:28 NKJV
“And God has appointed these in the church: first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, administrations, varieties of tongues.”
When our Lord Jesus ascended He gave gifts to men. One of the vital gifts is the “teaching gift.”
Ephesians 4:11 NKJV
“And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers,”
The office of a teacher developed later in the Early Church. Initially, the only office that was recognised and mentioned was the office of the apostle. In the process of time, the other offices developed and were given recognition. The first men to be recognised as “Teachers” in the book of Acts were in the church of Antioch.
Acts 13:1 NKJV
“Now in the church that was at Antioch there were certain prophets and teachers: Barnabas, Simeon who was called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen who had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.”
The Old Testament had men called “Teachers of the Law,” but these men in Antioch are the first called and anointed teachers, given by Jesus Christ.
May you have excellent teachers of God’s word. May you be nourished by God’s wholesome truths to grow into the fullness of Christ, in Jesus’s name.