Gift of Teaching


Illustrated by the life of Luke




·      Need to validate information

·      Check out teachers (and credentials before listening)

·      Rely on established resources

·      Present truth systematically

·      Gather many facts

·      Require thoroughness

·      Uneasy with subjective truth

·      Persevere with “accepted teachers” (people rather than truth)

·      Clarify misunderstanding


Carnal Uses:


·      Becoming proud of knowledge

·      Despising lack of credentials

·      Depend on human reasoning

·      Criticizing practical application

·      Show off research skills

·      Rejecting scriptural pre-suppositions

·      Putting mind above the Holy Spirit

·      Taking teachings to extremes

·      Arguing over minor points