And be not drunk with wine, for that is dissipation/profligacy, but be full with the Spirit, speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and playing music in your hearts to the Lord.
Ephesians 5:19


Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness/grace in your hearts to God.
Colossians 3:16


And it came about that for an entire year they gathered with the ekklesia/edah, teaching a considerable throng.
Acts 11:26


What then, brothers? Whenever you may be coming together, each of you has a psalm, has a teaching, has a revelation, has a language, has a translation of language. Let all occur to edification.
I Corinthians 14:26


Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you. And lo, I am with you all the days till the conclusion of the age.”
Matthew 28:18-20





 P R E S C R I B E   &   T E A C H

In the year 1269, Kublai Khan, ruler of China, asked for one hundred teachers to be sent to instruct the Chinese people in Christian faith. Two were sent, only then to turn back.


 Teaching Authorities:

A teacher of the truth ought readily identify source-authority:
  1. Written & oral holy tradition of the Church/ekklesia/edah/cahal.
    [II Thessalonians 3:6; II Timothy 3:14-17]
  2. Direct revelation, as holy prophecy.
    [I Corinthians 14:6; I Thessalonians 5:20]
  3. In/by the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ.
    [I Corinthians 1:10; II Corinthians 2:17; Ephesians 1:18-23; II Thessalonians 3:6]
  4. Opinion.
    [I Corinthians 7:25-40]
  • Teaching is accomplished by the Holy Spirit.
[Luke 12:11-12; John 14:25-26]

  • Teaching is refreshed by way of remembrance.
[John 14:25-26; Romans 15:15; II Timothy 2:14; II Peter 1:12-14; 3:1-2; Jude 1:5]

  • All teaching is subject to examination.
[Galatians 2:1-2; I Thessalonians 5:21; II Peter 1:19-21]

  • Lower-teachers:
Daemon [δαιμονιον] means teacher: a lower-teacher, bringing a student to obsess. As directed by God, these teachers can be run off {cast out} in the power of Christ.
[I Timothy 4:1; Matthew 10:8]

  • You have One Teacher
Jesus is saying, From now, you may not be called Rabbi/teacher, for One is your teacher [διδασκαλος], yet you are all brethren.
[Matthew 23:8; Luke 12:12; John 14:26; I John 2:27-28]



 Where did ‘Sunday School’ come from?

Children did not usually attend school during the 18th century. Instead, they worked on farms or in factories six days a week, with many never learning to read or write. Children will surely do better when they can read the Bible and share by word or pen God's message of hope and truth? Around 1780, William Fox, a London merchant, was looking for ways to educate the poor so that they could read the Bible. He had read about a school for children, where classes were conducted on Sunday -- the only day that the children were able to attend. William started a Sunday school for the children, with this innovative practice for education spreading to America. Elder William White, working with others for more than forty years, labored from Philadelphia to establish Sunday schools. When government later moved to take over education, school was moved to 5 days a week; while the practice of ‘Sunday School’ waned to a brief, weekly encounter with small fragments recounted from the Bible.

 Teaching through training: working together

Eye surgeon, Dr. Victor Rambo, sailed for India in 1924 with the message of Jesus Christ and the steady hand He gave. This would be a place where the need for his heart to service was great. Victor sought to find more doctors, and he worked to train students. He even held his students’ hands in his own to help lend them the best in surgical technique. He arranged eye camps in the villages of India, and was quick to work together with others who cared and could help prepare people both for eye surgery and ageless life. Thousands in India recovered their sight; many who were once blind, now can see Jesus.