Characteristics of Good Bible Teachers

A good Bible teacher carefully examines the Master teacher’s life and methods. Here is a partial list.

Consecration: A teacher must be dedicated to the task of teaching as well as to the Christian life (Gal. 2:20).

Love: A faithful teacher has a strong love for God, His holy word and the Lord’s church (1 Cor. 13:4-8a).

Devotion: Good teachers feel devoted to the task of teaching and to those whom they teach (2 Cor. 12:15).

Prayer: Teachers should pray that the work done will fulfill God’s purpose (2 Thess. 1:11).

Faith: Teachers cannot lead where they have not gone. If teachers want others to grown in faith, they must have it themselves (1 Tim. 4:15).

Faithfulness: The teacher must be faithful to attend all church services (Heb. 10:25).

Vision: Good teachers see what students can become and begin to lead them there (John 1:40-42).

Patience: It takes time to mold, shape, grow, and develop (2 Tim. 4:2).

Cheerfulness: Stresses and strains come along the way, but good teachers are able to maintain an atmosphere of joy, humor, and peace (Phil. 4:4).

Planning: If a problem came up last week, a good teacher will figure out how to handle it (1 Cor. 14:40).

via San Augustine church of Christ
San Augustine, TX

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