Starting a new series soon called “To do and to Teach.” It is based on Acts 1:1-3. It will bring home the point that in the book of Luke we see things that Jesus did and taught and in the book of Acts we see where the disciples did and taught. Jesus did and taught before the disciples so the disciples would be able to do and teach when He went back to Father God. Jesus was their example. He is our example as well. Doing and teaching go together. They pair like faith and works. We know that the Bible teaches us that faith without works is dead. Teaching apart from doing is like telling someone how to live but not living that life yourself. I’ve heard it said that “I would rather see a sermon than hear one.” I think that there is some truth to that.
As I unfold this teaching, there are some key points that will be shared. I will start by sharing examples of Jesus doing and teaching. In Matthew 28:19-20 you will see where teaching is associated with doing. These scriptures share the great commission where Jesus called us to go into all the world, make disciples and teach them concerning the Kingdom of God. Teaching requires a heart knowledge of the Word of God. That means that the Word of God has to become part of you . . . that it dwells within you. So much so that when things happen in your day to day life, your first reference is “what does the Word of God say about that?” Your opinion is God’s opinion. So if He has said something in His word about something, that settles that issue for you. A simple example would be stealing. God would not have you steal. So since He has expressed His viewpoint about that, I don’t have to share my viewpoint. If He says you shouldn’t steal, so do I. I make the decision to say what He says about an issue. I decide that what God says is more important than what my opinion may be or what I may feel. God has called you to be a doer of the Word. Jesus had to teach and do because the doing amplified the Word taught.
Grow in God with me as I start this new series. It will be coming to the Sow the Word Teaching Ministry Radio Broadcast very soon!