Teacher: Why teach?


Class 5:

Content of Lesson 1


Teacher: Why teach?

“And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.”

II Tim. 2:2

Your Motivation

“So we, being many are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.

Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith; or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching; or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness.”

Romans 12:5-8

Seven Motivational Gifts

1. Prophet

2. Server

3. Teacher

4. Exhorter

5. Giver

6. Organizer

7. Mercy

Why bother learning about motivational gifts?

In order to…

1. Be aware of common traits of your gift

2. Work more efficiently

3. Understand why you react, teach, or motivate the way you do

Some Resources iblp.org


Discovering Your Spiritual Gift (Russell Kelfer)

Student: Why learn?

“The wise shall inherit glory: but shame shall be the promotion of fools.”

Proverbs 3:35

“Blessed [is] the man that heareth me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors.”

Proverbs 8:34

Practical Applications

(from the classroom to real life)

“Faith without works is dead.”

James 2:20b

1. Who

(should act?)

2. What

(should they do?)

3. Where

(should they do it?)


(should they act?)

1. Prayer—know the needed message

2. Bible Lesson—pull out the main message

3. Verses—support main message

4. Songs—ingrain main message

5. Links—glues everything together

Some Resources blueletterbible.org



The Vehicle

The Message

The Challenge

This week…

Find out what your spiritual gift is!