x30.....Jesus was taught by God the Father

20 These words spake Jesus in the treasury, as he taught in the temple: and no man laid hands on him; for his hour was not yet come. 21 ¶ Then said Jesus again unto them, I go my way, and ye shall seek me, and shall die in your sins: whither I go, ye cannot come. 22 Then said the Jews, Will he kill himself? because he saith, Whither I go, ye cannot come. 23 And he said unto them, Ye are from beneath; I am from above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world. 24 I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins. 25 Then said they unto him, Who art thou? And Jesus saith unto them, Even the same that I said unto you from the beginning. 26 I have many things to say and to judge of you: but he that sent me is true; and I speak to the world those things which I have heard of him. 27 They understood not that he spake to them of the Father. 28 Then said Jesus unto them, When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am he, and that I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things. 29 And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him. 30 As he spake these words, many believed on him. (John 8:20-28)

These words of Jesus clearly say that He was "taught" by the Father--and then He was "sent" by the Father.

this is the meaning of the word "taught"......


didasko {did-as'-ko}

a prolonged (causative) form of a primary verb dao (to learn); TDNT - 2:135,161; v

-----teach 93, taught + 2258 4; 97

1) to teach 1a) to hold discourse with others in order to instruct them, deliver didactic discourses 1b) to be a teacher 1c) to discharge the office of a teacher, conduct one's self as a teacher 2) to teach one 2a) to impart instruction 2b) instill doctrine into one 2c) the thing taught or enjoined 2d) to explain or expound a thing 2f) to teach one something


So we see that Jesus was taught--He was "discipled" by the Father--He was taught the Gospel--given the Good News to bring to the earth.

And then he was sent by the Father.

But this is the exact same way that Jesus ran His ministry--He taught--

Mt 5:2 And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying, Mt 7:29 For he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes. Mr 2:13 And he went forth again by the sea side; and all the multitude resorted unto him, and he taught them. Mr 9:31 For he taught his disciples, and said unto them, The Son of man is delivered into the hands of men, and they shall kill him; and after that he is killed, he shall rise the third day.

When a person was being "taught" by Jesus they were called a disciple--a "student".

But then Jesus "sent" the people that He taught...

Mt 10:5 These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not: Mt 10:40 He that receiveth you receiveth me, and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me.

Now this is also the same way the church of the Bible under the guidance of the Holy Ghost, ran its ministry--

1 ¶ Now there were in the church that was at Antioch certain prophets and teachers; as Barnabas, and Simeon that was called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, and Manaen, which had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch, and Saul. 2 As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them. 3 And when they had fasted and prayed, and laid their hands on them, they sent them away. 4 ¶ So they, being sent forth by the Holy Ghost, departed unto Seleucia; and from thence they sailed to Cyprus. (acts 13 1-4)


The early church followed the example of Jesus in the operation of their leadership--they taught --and they sent.

How long did they "hold" someone under their teaching?

17 And Ananias went his way, and entered into the house; and putting his hands on him said, Brother Saul, the Lord, even Jesus, that appeared unto thee in the way as thou camest, hath sent me, that thou mightest receive thy sight, and be filled with the Holy Ghost. 18 And immediately there fell from his eyes as it had been scales: and he received sight forthwith, and arose, and was baptized. 19 And when he had received meat, he was strengthened. Then was Saul certain days with the disciples which were at Damascus. 20 And straightway he preached Christ in the synagogues, that he is the Son of God.
(Acts 9:17-20, KJV).

Saul (Paul) went from being the sworn enemy of the church, to being a minister of the word in a matter of days! This just verifies the doctrine that Paul taught that ministry is a gift that is "given unto every one of us"---not something that needs to be "approved and released"--by the standards that man chooses. There are no Biblical examples of a person being a "permanent disciple"--nor are there any examples of a person's ministry being based on their education or status. The people in the early church, when they were Spirit-lead, quickly spread the Gospel by recognizing the gifts of ministry that the Lord had given them and utilizing them for His purposes.

Immediatley.