The Goal of the Teacher/Leader Is To Make Disciples
The goal of a Bible Teacher or Leader is not to just to make good Bible students, but to make disciples. In John 5:39, Jesus reminds the Bible scholars of His day that knowing God’s Word is not the end. Knowing the Author of God’s Word through a saving relationship with Jesus Christ is the end. Disciples pursue a growing relationship with Christ through knowledge of God’s Word. Growing knowledge of God’s Word is the foundational principle of discipleship. That relationship with Jesus Christ, coupled with a growing knowledge of the Bible, and energized with continual filling of the Holy Spirit produces disciple-making disciples.