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Passionate Bible Teachers (Nov 5 - Thanks)

November of Thanks5 at 'Rebecca Writes' We probably have more than our fair share of these types in my church—teachers full of knowledge, full of integrity, full of Christ.

I’m thankful for all of those qualities (especially “full of Christ”!).

But there’s another ingredient in the mix that I’m also thankful for: full of passion.

When I sit under a teacher, I not only want to learn their information; I want to catch their fire. I want it to matter. Because it’s exciting to them, it becomes exciting to me.

I’m in class at church on the book of Ezekiel. I wasn’t sure what to expect about the subject matter. But I knew the teacher. I knew he would teach not only with truth, but also with intensity and curiosity and heart. So I signed up.

And I was right. He, along with his two helpers, have a burning desire in their hearts (Jeremiah 20:9) to share what they’ve learned with enthusiasm and joy because God is so amazing to them.

That’s the kind of teacher I want. That’s the kind of teacher I want to be.

Not just knowledgeable. Knowledge by itself leads to arrogance (1 Corinthians 8:1). But knowledge with love. Knowledge with purpose. And with a craving to share it because it is important and God-glorifying.

God’s message is a passionate one.
May his teachers bring it on that way!



Lisa Hellier said...

Oh, I really agree with this thanks. I want Jesus to fill me with His passion before I open my mouth to teach. It is a blessing to teach with passion and a blessing to sit under teachers of passion.

Karen said...

Thanks for your comment on my Thankful Thursdays post. I, too, like to sit under teachers who teach with passion. That's what I like about Beth Moore - she teaches with great passion!

Hope you're having a great day!


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