Christianity 201

May 10, 2010

The Difference Between a Teacher and an Exhorter

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Some classic Ben Arment from July, 2009:

A TEACHER

  • Values the study process more than the communication of it.
  • Knows exactly what’s going to be said
  • Would have loved to pastor the Bereans
  • Starts with Scripture and tests the wisdom of the world against it. Of course, Scripture wins each and every time.
  • Sees effectiveness as building a “wall” of biblical precepts sermon-by-sermon
  • Invests in conventional study tools
  • If anyone complains, it’s about boredom

AN EXHORTER

  • Values communicating over studying for it
  • Knows the general outline, but fills in holes along the way. Counts on it, in fact
  • Would have hated to pastor the Bereans
  • Brings up the wisdom of the world and tests it against Scripture. Of course, Scripture wins each and every time.
  • Sees effectiveness as moving people to action with the Bible
  • Invests in unconventional study tools
  • If anyone complains, it’s about not getting fed

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