Matthew 23:1-12


“The Best Teachers Are Lifelong Students”   (Jeff Moore, preaching)


I remember, 30 years ago, being enamored with the thought of teaching at the college level.  I thought about giving assignments, owning lots of books, the wire-rimmed glasses, even the elbow patches on my jacket!  But, of course, those things don’t make one a teacher, learning does.  Becoming a teacher requires a lifelong vocation of learning.  Jesus reminds us to focus on the teachings, and not just on the teachers.  It’s sort of a “do what they say, and not what they do” moment.  How might we become better students of these teachings?  How can they begin to inhabit our lives in meaningful ways?