Intro – Here is Bill Shade with today’s “Moment from God’s Word”.
It may come as rather startling news to some, but God’s primary teaching instrument throughout this age is intended to be the local church. The local church received a biblical mandate to teach all of its people, all of the Word of God. Biblically trained, faithful men were instructed to be teachers of others who would in turn teach still others until the entire Church is thoroughly instructed in the Word.
The mandate of the apostles still stands, “The things which thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou unto faithful men who shall be able to teach others also” (2 Timothy 2:2). It was entirely obvious in the early church that the teaching elders of each local assembly had that task as their personal and particular responsibility.
Not only is the local church the primary teaching agent under God’s program, but it is obviously the most practical one as well. The local church is immediate to the life of its people. A man does not have to leave home and family or even his job and travel long distances, spending large sums of money in order to be trained to serve God. The local church is equipped to handle all of that right on the local level.
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Closing – This is Kile Smith. You have been listening to Bible Teacher and author, Dr. Bill Shade, Director of Advanced Studies for Source of Light Ministries International. Our college-recognized, three-year, Bible Institute curriculum is now available online. We invite you to visit us on the Web at advancedbiblicalstudies.net – that’s advancedbiblicalstudies.net and begin a systematic study of God’s Word today.