As a matter of fact sometimes from the interpretation standpoint, men can do a better job than some Christians because they know a little more about English grammar. But, before we do, let me remind you that we are studying that aspect of the Spirit’s ministry, which has to do with believers. I do not expect that we shall ever, as long as we are living in this age, I do not think we shall ever have need to go back and revise the decisions of the Councils at Nicea and Chalcedon. What is taught may be not only knowledge, opinions, or facts but also artistic and technical skills, all of which are to be systematically and thoroughly acquired by the learner through the activity of a teacher.”6. But the very next verse says, “But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit.”, So, these things that he is talking about are things that are ours, through the Spirit. Of course, teachers play an important role, as do apostles, evangelists, prophets and pastors. John 14:26 But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. But, he also has a ministry to believers. So the fact that Jesus said that he will “guide” you into all truth, suggests that we are not going to learn all of the truth of the Bible at once. Verse 15 “But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man.” That’s the second kind of man; he’s the spiritual man. The one who teaches us is the Holy Spirit. If, for example, in the 20th Century, I keep coming up with new interpretations that no one else has ever come up with down through the centuries, I should begin to doubt my interpretations because what I am making is the monstrous claim that the Holy Spirit has taught only me down through the centuries. It is used so often, in fact, that its meaning is very well established. “None of his.” In other words, if we don’t have the Holy Spirit, we’re not Christians. The Teaching Ministry of the Holy Spirit “But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? Now, he explains the teaching in verses 14 and 15. Ministry means divine assignment. Some of you are looking. He is divine (Acts 5:3-4); He is the third Person in the Trinity (Matthew 3:16-17). If we are listening, the Holy Spirit is teaching us constantly. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Thus, in the context of John 14:26, we see that the word didasko means the Holy Spirit has taken on the role of a Teacher, just as Jesus was a Teacher to the disciples. Well, go home and look it up and you will find you understand the Bible a great deal better if you are able to think logically. Men interpret the bible. The Holy Spirit leads and guides us, teaching us what we need to know. “Even as unto babes in Christ.” Now, that text proves that a spiritual man cannot be… Or is not a babe. To make this Christian, we should remember that the one who really teaches us (That’s not doing a very good job, is it?) His guidance in our life and this guidance into the truth is something that persists and continues and we never realize all of the truth. One of the best tools for understanding the Bible is to know a little about the English language. It is because, as a rule, we are not rightly related to the Holy Spirit. But, let’s go on to Paul’s words in chapter 3, verses 1 through 4 where we read of the third and fourth class of men, “And I, brethren.” Here, he applies his teaching to the Corinthians. This is a word that means, it’s related to the word “flesh” but it means “dominated by the disposition of the flesh.] What’s the remedy of the carnal, weak man, the babe in Christ? I may be looking at you and saying “My, what a strange looking character you are.” And you may be looking at me and saying “what a strange remark for you to make.” No one knows what we think except, we ourselves. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. This pervades all of this, so that, all of our historical interpretation should be guided by the Spirit, all of our grammatical interpretation and so on. And so, they think of things to come as prophecy. And, again, tonight, we turn with anticipation to Thy word, for we know that it is the word of God. It’s something of a title. I have often said, some of you in home Bible classes, that Laplace, the French astronomer once said, “I turned my instruments toward heaven and I’ve looked and I’ve found no evidence of God.” And President Sawyer said, after he heard the remark, “He might just as well have swept his kitchen and made the remark, because his instruments were totally incapable of discovering God.” God’s wisdom is divine wisdom. John Calvin himself has rightly been described as “the theologian of the Holy Spirit” (B.B. After all, the Bible is written in phrases, sentences, clauses, paragraphs, sections, segments, and we have to read it just like we read the newspaper or we read any other book. SKU: N/A Categories: DVD / MP4 Teaching, KIMI Products Tags: baptism in the Holy Spirit, children's ministry, gifts of the spirit, object lessons Reviews There are no reviews yet. Wives? Now, all teaching is subject to the Spirit’s sovereign pleasure. 6 Verlyn D. Verbrugge, NIV Theological Dictionary of New Testament Words: Abridged Edition, (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Publishing House, 2000), p. 141. Now, the Bible is on a wavelength that the ears of the natural man cannot hear. “I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now. Now, there’s another thing about a babe. This section elucidates the scriptural teaching on the Holy Spirit’s role as a teacher, with special attention given to the numerous titles used in reference to the Spirit. Now, that is the force of the Greek preposition ein, which is, I think, genuine at this point. We will spend several times on this because included in this will be the study of the gift of tongues, which is such a live issue today. So he will “show you things to come.” That, I say, is an authentication, a pre-authentication, of what we have in the remainder of the New Testament. Now, let’s turn over to 1 Corinthians, chapter 3, where we have some of these things explained to us. But, if I should say to him, “Now, Golden, I would like for you to guide me in the auditorium?” Then, of course, I would expect to be here and he would be guiding me around within this auditorium. “Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.” And so, we think of heaven then we shall understand those things. Verse 6, 1 Corinthians 2, Paul says. When we teach scripture to kids and their parents we need to give an opportunity, not just for them to hear our voice, but to hear God’s voice, to hear from the Holy Spirit. And I would think that one of the things that we should pray about constantly is not only that the Holy Spirit would teach us the truth, further, but that, also, we would be cooperative when the Spirit does reveal the truth to us. Summary To reconcile why the Holy Spirit was sent, we must study the Scriptures to understand His purpose. He says “He shall glorify me for he shall receive of mine and shall show it unto you.” What is the essence of the teaching of the Holy Spirit? But those bats can fly in and out among those stalactites and stalagmites and never strike a one of them, because bats are equipped with a natural sonar.