Concordia Theological Monthly

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teaching, children, christian education, ministry, faith

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


God’s Word is by no means silent on the subject of religious or Christian education. The pages of that Holy Book abound in references to one of the greatest tasks of the Church of Jesus Christ and her members. Not only did the Lord of the Church in His Great Commission make it incumbent on His disciples to "teach them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you"; not only has He given the means for the teaching, viz., His holy Word; not only has He set forth aims of such teaching efforts in unmistakable terms; but He has also clearly outlined the qualifications of the teachers of religion, so that all men may know how dear to His heart is this effort of the Church and how eager He is to have that work well done.


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Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

1 Corinthians 4:1; 1 Corinthians 3:9; Acts 18:25-26; Ezra 7:10; 2 Timothy 2:2; 2 Timothy 2:24; 1 Timothy 3:2; 1 Corinthians 2:6-7; 1 Corinthians 2:2; Judges 13:8; Matthew 21:16;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars