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1 Bible Question Box Teaching, Learning & Sinning (Giving & receiving instruction)

2 2 Teachers and Students Mutual respect for divine truth and for each otherMutual respect for divine truth and for each other Teacher should not run roughshod over student, 2 Tim. 2:24-26 (1 Ths. 2:7-12)Teacher should not run roughshod over student, 2 Tim. 2:24-26 (1 Ths. 2:7-12) Student should give attention to Bible instruction, Lk. 8:8, 18 (Acts 10:33)Student should give attention to Bible instruction, Lk. 8:8, 18 (Acts 10:33) Blessings safety & success) in wise counsel, Prov. 11:14; 15:22Blessings safety & success) in wise counsel, Prov. 11:14; 15:22

3 3 Teachers and Students Question:Question: “Older women are told to teach the younger women to love their husbands and children. Is it a sin for a younger woman to ignore the teaching of the older women?”

4 4 Titus 2:3-5 “…the older women likewise, that they be reverent in behavior, not slanderers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things—that they admonish the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, homemakers, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be blasphemed.”“…the older women likewise, that they be reverent in behavior, not slanderers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things—that they admonish the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, homemakers, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be blasphemed.”

5 Is it a sin for a younger woman to ignore the teaching of the older women?” It is sin to ignore God’s word when we are taught it, whether by young or old (Jas. 4:17; Lk. 6:46; Jno. 12:48)It is sin to ignore God’s word when we are taught it, whether by young or old (Jas. 4:17; Lk. 6:46; Jno. 12:48) Evangelist to teach older men: Ignoring God’s teaching is sin, Titus 2:1-2Evangelist to teach older men: Ignoring God’s teaching is sin, Titus 2:1-2 Evangelist to teach older women: Ignoring God’s teaching is sin, Titus 2:3Evangelist to teach older women: Ignoring God’s teaching is sin, Titus 2:3 Older women to teach younger, Titus 2:4-5Older women to teach younger, Titus 2:4-5 Exhort the young men, Titus 2:6Exhort the young men, Titus 2:6

6 6 Is it a sin for a younger woman to ignore the teaching of the older women?” If it is sin when a 20-something woman does not follow teaching from a 40- something woman, then…If it is sin when a 20-something woman does not follow teaching from a 40- something woman, then… It is sin when the 40-something woman does not follow the teaching of the 60- something womanIt is sin when the 40-something woman does not follow the teaching of the 60- something woman 30/50…50/70…30/50…50/70…

7 7 Is it a sin for a younger woman to ignore the teaching of the older women?” Primary concern:Primary concern: Not whether one sins by not listening to us when we teach her (or him)…Not whether one sins by not listening to us when we teach her (or him)… But that if one is ignoring Bible teaching, then she (or he) is refusing and disobeying God, Luke 10:16But that if one is ignoring Bible teaching, then she (or he) is refusing and disobeying God, Luke 10:16

8 8 Is it a sin for a younger woman to ignore the teaching of the older women?” It is not sin if what is being taught amounts to giving personal advice where God allows differences in judgment, Rom. 14:3-5It is not sin if what is being taught amounts to giving personal advice where God allows differences in judgment, Rom. 14:3-5

9 9 Is it a sin for a younger woman to ignore the teaching of the older women?” “Love their husbands” (Tit. 2:4)“Love their husbands” (Tit. 2:4) “To love your husband you must give him a back rub every night (or you are not loving your husband like you should).”“To love your husband you must give him a back rub every night (or you are not loving your husband like you should).” No sin in following this advice or not following it…purely a matter of opinion!No sin in following this advice or not following it…purely a matter of opinion! But, you must love your husbandBut, you must love your husband

10 10 Is it a sin for a younger woman to ignore the teaching of the older women?” When advice (opinion) is given:When advice (opinion) is given: May be poor judgment to refuse personal advice given by an older person, orMay be poor judgment to refuse personal advice given by an older person, or May be poor advice that is being givenMay be poor advice that is being given But not necessarily sin, Prov. 12:15; 28:26But not necessarily sin, Prov. 12:15; 28:26 Ruth 1:6-18: Naomi’s counsel & the decisions of Orpah & Ruth: Wise? Foolish? Sin?Ruth 1:6-18: Naomi’s counsel & the decisions of Orpah & Ruth: Wise? Foolish? Sin?

11 11 We should learn how to be teachers, Titus 2:3 Counsel/teaching must be combined with knowledge, Job 38:2 (42:3)Counsel/teaching must be combined with knowledge, Job 38:2 (42:3) Do not take it as an insult when advice that is personal opinion is not followed, Rom. 14:3Do not take it as an insult when advice that is personal opinion is not followed, Rom. 14:3 Personal opinion is not revealed truthPersonal opinion is not revealed truth To react this way is sin! (Rom. 14:3)To react this way is sin! (Rom. 14:3)

12 12 We should learn how to be teachers, Titus 2:3 If tension exists between older & younger women, then talk & resolve it, Matt. 5:23-25If tension exists between older & younger women, then talk & resolve it, Matt. 5:23-25 Goal is to teach & encourage in truth…Goal is to teach & encourage in truth… Not bind personal opinions on each other or be contentious over differences in judgments, Phil. 4:2-3Not bind personal opinions on each other or be contentious over differences in judgments, Phil. 4:2-3 Not to be a meddler, 1 Pet. 4:15Not to be a meddler, 1 Pet. 4:15

13 13 We should learn how to receive instruction, Titus 2:4 Listen respectfully & give due consideration to personal advice that is given out of love & loyalty to truth, Job 32:4-9Listen respectfully & give due consideration to personal advice that is given out of love & loyalty to truth, Job 32:4-9 Assess it against God’s word & then respond accordingly, Prov. 19:20-21 (Acts 17:11-12)Assess it against God’s word & then respond accordingly, Prov. 19:20-21 (Acts 17:11-12)

14 14 We should learn how to receive instruction, Titus 2:4 When it agrees with Bible, gain wisdom & understanding from it, Prov. 1:5 (Psa. 119:98-100)When it agrees with Bible, gain wisdom & understanding from it, Prov. 1:5 (Psa. 119:98-100) Grow in learning & wisdom, Prov. 9:9Grow in learning & wisdom, Prov. 9:9 Refusing wise counsel brings burdens, Prov. 1:24-26, 28-33Refusing wise counsel brings burdens, Prov. 1:24-26, But, wise to refuse advice / teaching that does not agree with God’s wordBut, wise to refuse advice / teaching that does not agree with God’s word

15 15 Divine Truth vs. Personal Advice Must know & respect the differenceMust know & respect the difference Difference between teaching the wisdom of God & the wisdom of men, 1 Cor. 2:4-5Difference between teaching the wisdom of God & the wisdom of men, 1 Cor. 2:4-5 When truth is taught & we reject it, we sin, 2 Jno. 9When truth is taught & we reject it, we sin, 2 Jno. 9 When personal advice (opinion) is given & God allows differences in judgment, assess it accordingly, Rom. 14:12-13When personal advice (opinion) is given & God allows differences in judgment, assess it accordingly, Rom. 14:12-13

16 16 Divine Truth vs. Personal Advice Be careful to teach the truth of God (1 Tim. 4:6)Be careful to teach the truth of God (1 Tim. 4:6) Be careful not to teach personal opinion as if it is the truth of God (Rom. 14:1)Be careful not to teach personal opinion as if it is the truth of God (Rom. 14:1)

17 17 Divine Truth vs. Personal Advice Titus 2:4 Ex. Love husbands (philandros) -Close affection of companionshipEx. Love husbands (philandros) -Close affection of companionship Teach them to be loving companionsTeach them to be loving companions Wide range of judgment is allowed in application (loving a husband) that does not constitute sinWide range of judgment is allowed in application (loving a husband) that does not constitute sin

18 18 Divine Truth vs. Personal Advice Titus 2:4 Ex: Love children (philoteknos) -Tender affection toward childrenEx: Love children (philoteknos) -Tender affection toward children Teach them to be mothersTeach them to be mothers Wide range of judgment is allowed in application (loving children) that does not constitute sinWide range of judgment is allowed in application (loving children) that does not constitute sin

19 19 Teachers and Students Teaching from older person is not automatically right (or wrong) just because it is from an older person, Job 32:9Teaching from older person is not automatically right (or wrong) just because it is from an older person, Job 32:9 All teaching/counsel must agree with the word of God (Acts 17:11)All teaching/counsel must agree with the word of God (Acts 17:11) When that teaching is refused, we sin against God (Matt. 7:21)When that teaching is refused, we sin against God (Matt. 7:21)

20 20 Teachers and Students “ Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.” (Phil. 2:3-4)“ Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.” (Phil. 2:3-4) “…submitting to one another in the fear of God.” (Eph. 5:21)“…submitting to one another in the fear of God.” (Eph. 5:21)


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