Morning sermon preached from James 3:13-18.
Teachers should be qualified in the subject they want to teach. In our schools, we use only those teachers certified by officials as being qualified to teach. How about in the Church? James provides insights into how we can discern whom God certifies as qualified to teach the way of Jesus for the Church.
At a time when the Church was in a crisis of leadership, Cyprian, bishop of Carthage, stepped up and called the Church back to a respect for ordered leadership structure. This was a lesson the Church has not completely forgotten.