Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Confessions of an Ex-Teacher Torcherer...

As a junior high student, I was actually kicked out of Sunday school class for being a squirrelly junior high student. (Honestly, I had it coming.) When I was young, I had the gift of frustrating teachers… some would say that I “tortured” teachers.

But God has a great sense of humor.

These days, thanks to an encounter with Jesus when I was 15-years-old, I get my greatest satisfaction as an encourager and equipper of ministry volunteers.

Lesson? Those in your class who are driving you nuts today may be teaching you tomorrow.

I hope God uses that to encourage you.

Especially if you're a ministry volunteer who leads a small group, or a Bible study, or a Sunday School class.

And if you'd really like to learn to teach God’s Word in a life-changing way, I honestly believe the best place to look is the life and ministry of Jesus Christ.

Jesus Christ is the master teacher. The testimonies of those who actually sat under his teaching ring loud and clear concerning his teaching genius: 
“The crowds were astonished and overwhelmed with bewildered wonder at His teaching.” —Matthew 7:28
“They were astonished and filled with glad amazement at His teaching.” —Matthew 23:33
“The entire multitude was struck with astonishment at His teaching.” —Mark 11:18
“The great mass of people heard Jesus gladly—listening to Him with great delight.”—Mark 12:37
Astonished, overwhelmed, bewildered, wonder, amazement, glad and great delight are the words used to describe the teaching of Jesus.

I dare you to answer this question:
How would those you teach honestly describe your teaching?
The Teaching Genius of Jesus is a concise study of the greatest teacher ever to grace the planet—Jesus! I believe the teaching genius of Jesus can be summed up, in part, by the following critically important components of great teaching: preparation, engagement, authority, challenge and teaching to the heart.

That’s right—Jesus was a P-E-A-C-H of a teacher!

And you can be too.

Would you like to learn the art and skill of teaching from the best teacher ever? Buckle your seatbelt, because if you dare to apply what you learn from Jesus in this book, you will be revolutionized as a teacher. And this is where the revolution must start—with you the teacher!

To get your copy of The Teaching Genius of Jesus, go here.

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