Two things qualified them
They had been with Jesus
The knew Him who is the Word, therefore they knew the Word
Any evidence of this in our lives?
Being lettered does not automatically qualify us to teach or preach
Must be evidence of us being with Jesus, empowered by the Holy Spirit
Seeing the works of Jesus should silence our doubts, fears, criticisms
about self, church, Kingdom of God
Conferring among ourselves without the Word and Holy Spirit will ultimately mislead us.