As I stumble through seminary here, and the required reading, I saw something in a text that I will actually use in my ministry at some point. So rather than make a note in a Word document, I felt to post it up here, for your use too.
The Master Teacher Methods of Jesus – Robert Joseph Choun
1.Object Lessons (John 4:1-42)
- Points of Contact (John 1:35-51)
- Aims (John 4:34)
- Problem Solving (Mark 10:17-22)
- Conversation (Mark 10:27)
- Questions (As recorded in the gospels, Jesus asked more than 100 questions for the purpose of provoking people to think and seek the truth)
- Answers – Jesus used His answers to move people from where they were to where they needed to be in order to grow spiritually Jesus encourage people to discover the truth.
- Lecture (Matt 5-7, John 14-17)
- Parables (Mark 4, John 10:1-21,15:1-10)
- Scripture – Jesus quoted extensively from the Old Testament to teach people God’s truth.
- The teachable moment – (John 4:5-26)
- Contrast (Matt 5:21-22,33-34,38-39,43-44)
13.Concrete and literal examples (Matt 6:26-34)
14.Symbols (Matt 26:17-30John 13:1-20)
- Large and Small Groups (Matt 5-7, John 14-17)
- Individual teaching opportunities (John 3:1-21, 4:5-6)
- Modeling (Matt 15:32,Luke 18:15-17)
- Motivation (Matt 16:24-27,20:21-28,Mark 1:16-18)
- Impression and expression (Matt 4:19-20,7:20)
20.Himself (Matt 28:19-20)
From: Richards, L., & Bredfeldt, G. J. (1998). Creative Bible teaching. Chicago : Moody Press, c1998.
I probably need to study and expound on these at some point, but with a rough draft of my research paper due Tuesday, it will not be today…