These are three marks of a mature teacher who represents the King. Authority, Application, and Authenticity. They Love the truth, Lay out the truth and Live out the truth.
Jesus gives His followers gifts. He is the giver of these gifts and they are His to give, as He possesses them all. These gifted people are the “katartismos” - the equipment in the body of Christ for the mending - the grace we need to repair of the body of Christ to better represent Jesus in the world. The 411 Ephesians 4.11 It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors, and TEACHERS, 12 to prepare God's people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up.
THINK OF JESUS. Ephesians 4:11 > teachers, didaskalos
Jesus is the Master Teacher, a mentor, disciplemaker who shared the love of the Living Truth with people in ways that offered Living Hope and Transformed Lives.
WE CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT TEACHERS AND REPRESENT JESUS.
Teachers are part of the “IN,” key sifters each gifting must integrate into their own strengths.
At the same time the teacher must integrate the other gifts into their own IN.
Teachers invite us to know the truth and challenge us to handle the truth in right ways.
Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth. 2 Timothy 2:15