My son was quite startled at our Christmas Eve service when he was five. As the pastor began with the familiar words "In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the...
You probably pray before and after your teaching time. That's important, because Bible Teaching must be saturated with prayer. Unless God is at work, your teaching is in vain.How much do you pray *du...
Have you been in this situation?Your Bible lesson is going well, you're motoring. People are asking questions, and you have a wonderful answer for each one. Rapid response -- you're just opening your...
It's pretty easy to sucked into the details of planning Bible lessons. There are so many options and rarely enough time to get it all in!There are two *Critical* things to work out for every Bible les...
There's a common psychological pattern that can get you into trouble as a Bible teacher. It's called "projection."The basic idea of projection is that you act as if someone else is thinking and feeli...
Isn't it wonderful when we have passion for the Word, looking forward to getting into the Scriptures?I wish this were true all the time, but it's not.Here is my reality: I'm interested in getting into...
You can count on it: you'll have times when you lose the excitement, lose the passion, lose the strong desire to teach the Bible to others.I wish it were always sweetness and joy, but experience tells...
Let's talk about teaching a Bible lesson to people who are older than you -- either in years, or in years following Christ.I suspect that many of you have run into this situation in your own teaching ...
How many times have you heard a great line in a sermon, or a quote in an article and thought -- "Hey, that's really good!"How many of those can you remember?For most of us, we can't remember all those...
Instead of thinking of yourself as a teacher, think of yourself as a learning session designer.The objective of any Bible study, lesson, or devotional time is to help people grow in the grace and know...