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One of the characteristics of a sacrificial follower of Jesus Christ is aggressive teachability. JR Miller shares his story of learning to be teachable, sometimes the hard way.

One of the characteristics of a sacrificial follower of Jesus Christ is aggressive teachability. JR Miller shares his story of learning to be teachable, sometimes the hard way.

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  • 1. . . . but fools despises wisdom and discipline . PROVERBS 1:7
  • 2. Teachable: capable of being instructed or taught. DICTIONARY.COM
  • 3. Instruct a wise man and he will be wiser still; teach a righteous man and he will add to his learning. The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. PROVERBS 9:9-10
  • 4. “The more you know, the more you realize you really don’t know much at all!” UNKNOWN
  • 5. Discernment: perception in the absence of judge- ment with a view to obtaining spiritual direction and understanding. DICTIONARY.COM
  • 6. Discernment: perception in the absence of judge- ment with a view to obtaining spiritual direction and understanding brought about from the Scriptures. .
  • 7. But as for you, continue in what you have learned and become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, and how from infancy you have known the holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 2 TIMOTHY 3:14-17
  • 8. All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. 2 TIMOTHY 3:14-17
  • 9. 1. Those who don’t know they ought to be teachable and/or discerning. 2. Those who are not teachable and/or dis- cerning. 3. Those who are both teachable and discerning.
  • 10. THOSE WHO DON’T KNOW
  • 11. THE UNTEACHABLES
  • 12. . . . the mouth of a fool invites ruin. PROVERBS 10:14 THE UNTEACHABLES
  • 13. THE UNTEACHABLES
  • 14. THE UNTEACHABLES
  • 15. THE TEACHABLES
  • 16. The next day Moses took his seat to serve as judge for the people, and they stood around him from morning till evening. When his father-in-law saw all that Moses was doing for the people, he said, “What is this you are doing for the people? Why do you alone sit as judge, while all these people stand around you from morning till evening?” Moses answered him, THE TEACHABLES quot;Because the people come to me to seek God's will. Whenever they have a dispute, it is brought to me, and I decide
  • 17. Moses answered him, “Because the people come to me to seek God’s will. Whenever they have a dispute, it is brought to me, and I decide between the parties and inform them of God's decrees and laws.” THE TEACHABLES Moses' father-in-law replied, quot;What you are doing is not good. You and these people who come to you will only wear yourselves out. The work is too
  • 18. Moses’ father-in-law replied, “What you are doing is not good. You and these people who come to you will only wear yourselves out. The work is too heavy for you; you cannot handle it alone. Listen now to me and I will give you some advice, and may God be with you. You must be the people's representative before God and bring their disputes to him.” THE TEACHABLES Teach them the decrees and laws, and show them the way to live and the duties they are to perform. But select capable men from all the
  • 19. “Teach them the decrees and laws, and show them the way to live and the duties they are to perform. But select capable men from all the people—men who fear God, trustworthy men who hate dishonest gain—and appoint them as officials over thousands, hundreds, fifties and tens. Have them serve as judges for the people at all times, but have them bring every difficult case to you; the simple cases they can decide themselves.” That will make your load THE TEACHABLES will lighter, because they share it with you. If you do this and God so commands, you will be able to stand the strain,
  • 20. “That will make your load lighter, because they will share it with you. If you do this and God so commands, you will be able to stand the strain, and all these people will go home satisfied.” Moses listened to his THE TEACHABLES did father-in-law and everything he said. He chose capable men from all Israel and made them leaders of the people,
  • 21. Moses listened to his father-in-law and did every- thing he said. He chose capable men from all Israel and made them leaders of the people, officials over thousands, hundreds, fifties and tens. They served as judges for the people at all times. The difficult cases they brought to Moses, but the simple ones they decided themselves. EXODUS 18:17-26 THE TEACHABLES
  • 22. WEST VIRGINIA Population: 1,816,856 5 Supreme Court Justices 65 Circuit Judges 35 Family Court Judges THE TEACHABLES
  • 23. THE TEACHABLES
  • 24. . . . for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true. ACTS 17:11 THE TEACHABLES
  • 25. God is fair and just; He corrects the misdirected, Sends them in the right direction. PSALM 25:8 THE TEACHABLES
  • 26. Keep your heart open to the correction of the Lord and be willing to receive it, regardless who holds the whip. The great saints all learned how to take a licking gracefully — and that my be one reason they became great saints. A. W. Tozer