Teachers' Corner

by Tuesday, 16 May 2017 15:02

Maturing Our Churches: Redemptive Grace in our Preaching and Teaching

The excerpt below was taken from a lesson entitled, "Maturing Our Churches -- Lord, Teach Us," on Thursday, July 7, 2016, at Reach2016 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. You can listen to the audio recording of this lesson here. (Please note that a small subscription fee to DTV is required to access the lesson.) 

I come to you from a perspective chiefly as an evangelist, as a church leader. We all teach, whether we’re leading a Bible talk or putting on an MTA (Ministry Training Academy) or similar event. We all do teach in some way or another. We want to see the church grow up into the full stature of Christ. This is massive; we have an amazing opportunity to take the church from an adolescent phase, in some cases, to a bullet-proof, rock-solid maturity, where we can stand, and make a stand, to really change the world.

by Thursday, 13 April 2017 20:38

YADA': The Unique Heart of True Christianity

For many years I have been contemplating the special-ness of our movement in the area of the heart – what I believe to be a very special relational aspect of true Christianity. I have called it the “heart” ever since I studied the Bible to become a Christian in Milwaukee. What I experienced at that time was different than what I had experienced in any religious group before. It was, in fact, the difference between being a person who knew about God and had some association with him, and being a person who truly knows God through a true personal relationship with him.

by Thursday, 02 February 2017 20:28

Salt: Part 1 of 2

The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears, or the sea.” -- Isak Denison

by Tuesday, 24 January 2017 19:20

Discerning God's Will

This is a vital question that may be more easily answered than is often thought possible.

by Tuesday, 29 November 2016 00:29

Huldah: The Woman who Inspired a Nation to Repent

Before Scripture was canonized, a woman named Huldah proclaimed God’s judgment on Judah, inspired King Josiah’s reforms, and became the first person to formally verify a written book as being the divinely inspired word of God. 

by Sunday, 20 November 2016 18:00

Falling in Love with the Old Testament

I remember asking a congregation of fairly mature Christians, “Who among us has read the entire Bible?” A meager half or so raised their hands. Later during fellowship, many confessed they got bogged down or bored with the Old Testament—bizarre images, debatable practices, unintelligible laws, and names you won’t even try to pronounce.

Viewed as difficult and antiquated, the Old Testament (OT) is frequently neglected in many Christian circles. Rarely do we hear sermons from the OT. It’s seldom studied in Quiet Times. Remove Psalms and Proverbs, and Christians’ engagement in reading the OT can be virtually nil. Even those who make the noble resolution to read-the-Bible-in-a-year may start pumped up in Genesis but lose interest before they get very far.

Contrary to prevailing attitudes, the Old Testament contains much relevant and meaningful application for today. Here’s some motivation to fall in love with the other three-quarters of our Bibles.

by Thursday, 03 November 2016 18:53

Jesus and the Poor: Part 1

The Teachers Service Team of the ICOC is excited to launch The Teachers' Corner. This bi-weekly publication will feature articles authored by men and women who serve as teachers in our fellowship of churches. You can find these articles highlighted on both disciplestoday.org and the Teachers Service Team website teachicoc.org. Our first series of articles entitled “Jesus and the Poor” were written by Dr. G. Steve Kinnard. We hope that you find these articles both inspirational and informational.

Shalom,

The Teachers Service Team