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...
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...
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...
Many churches, some of the largest, do demographic surveys. What do the people want? What are their interests. What's the target audience that they need to reach? It's some of the same questions and s...
There were no Catholics in our town before JFK. If there were, none of the kids in my gang knew about them. It was rumored that they had a church in town somewhere behind the local A & P, but I ne...
Why include discussion in a Bible study, small group, or Sunday School class? Why not just lecture, or watch a great preacher or teacher on DVD, then call it quits for the day?Discussion is an essent...
When I taught a class on how to lead Bible studies and teach in a group, the biggest push-back I received was when I promoted writing out - in full - your lesson for the week. People objected that wr...