People connect with stories. So, how do you use stories well in your teaching?
In these weeks in which the Coronavirus has us staying at home, how does a Bible teacher create opportunities for their group members to experience the Word of God in a profound and personal way?
The end of the lesson is not communicating a point; it is seeing the lives of learners transformed by the word of God.
One of the best avenues to engage people with the Gospels is to tell the story from the perspective of the eyewitnesses who met Jesus. It is their stories which the Gospel writers have compiled to write their accounts.
No matter where you are in the gospels, you can’t go wrong by asking, “What is this telling us about Jesus?”
We often face the dilemma of having to cut prayer short or miss out on part of the Bible lesson.
You won’t have to teach the Bible very long before you will run into the real life pain of your group members. Some will struggle with a failing marriage, a wayward child, or the loss of a job.
Some of my favorite Bible studies are studies that go through the life of a biblical character. I love to learn about Abraham's faith, Joshua's courage, David's humility, and Nehemiah's leadership.
New information—especially information that doesn’t fit the way we normally think—produces discomfort. We naturally seek to make adjustments quickly to return to a state of equilibrium.
The Bible is the word of God, completely true, and has the potential, in the power of the Holy Spirit, to transform that lives of those we teach.