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Teaching Techniques of Jesus. Learning from the Master Teacher. Teaching is for all! Heb 5:12. Major and most important roles of the church is to teach! The candle stick was to burn perpetually. The lamp stands of Rev. The foundation of a strong church is its teaching program!

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Teaching Techniques of Jesus

Learning from the Master Teacher

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Teaching is for all! Heb 5:12

  • Major and most important roles of the church is to teach!

    • The candle stick was to burn perpetually.

    • The lamp stands of Rev.

  • The foundation of a strong church is its teaching program!

    • “Our spiritual heritage” field tested!

    • Attend and pray for this effort!

    • Remember: “I touch lives, I teach.”

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Teaching Techniques of Jesus

  • Jesus was the Master Teacher! Why?

  • The techniques he used have withstood the test of time!

    • Innovative and an innovation!

    • Shook the Roman empire!

    • Much for us to learn as seek to “Declare God to the next generation!”

    • Never a man spake like this man!

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  • Strove for a higher level of learning.

    • “True knowledge is not just an acquaintance with events but something that is a means toward wisdom, maturity, and the better life!”

    • Too many filled with facts—but our hearts are a spiritual waste land.

  • Placed the burden of thought on the student and forced them to think!

  • Teaching was inseparably con-nected with his life!

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People would rather “see a sermon than hear one.”

  • Acts 1:1 “Both to do and to teach.”

  • Jesus: “I am the truth.”

    • Our challenge!

    • II Cor 3:2 “We are an epistle, known and read of all men.”

    • Emerson: “ What you are thunders in my ears so loud I can’t hear a word you are saying!”

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Six Teaching Techniques:

  • Worked to get and maintain attention!

    • Illust. City slicker and mule.

    • Called people by name!

      • Jn 1:42 “Thou art Simon the son of John.” Mt 16:18

    • Sincerely complimented!

      • Jn 1:47-48 Behold Nathanael!

    • Established eye contact!

      • Mk 10:27 “Jesus looking upon them said.”

      • Lk 22;60 “The Lord turned and looked upon Peter.”

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Worked to get and maintain attention!

  • Gave feedback and encouragement!

    • Mk 12:34 “You are not far from the kingdom . .”

    • Jn 16:12 Many things to say yet, but not now, however…

  • Changed subjects rapidly and kept pointing moving!

    • Sermon on the mount

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Jesus teaching techniques . .

  • Spake with authority and conviction. Mt 7:28-29

    • Teach your convictions not your doubts!

    • Be well prepared, so speak with confidence.

    • Lk 4:32 “And they were astonished at His word for He spoke as one having authority.”

    • Take charge, welcome feedback, but maintain your authority.

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Socratic Questioning Technique

  • “A long series of leading questions to bring an idea to birth in the mind of the hearer.”

  • Forced one to think!

    • Disciples asked: Who do men say that I am? Who do you say?

  • Four gospels—over 100 questions.

    • Age 12 Lk 2:46-49

  • Sir Francis Bacon: “The skillful ? is half the knowledge.”

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Socratic Technique

  • Ask questions to force people to see themselves!

    • Jn 1:38 “What seek ye?”

    • Lk 5:22-23 “Why reason so in your hearts? Which is easier?

    • Jn 3:12 “If I tell you earthly things and you believe not, how shall you believe if I tell you heavenly things?”

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Socratic Method . . .

  • He would ask a question with a question!

    • Matt 21:25-27

      • Pharisees: “By what authority do you do these things?

      • Jesus: “The baptism of John is it from heaven or men?

      • Pharisees: “I don’t know.”

      • Jesus: “Then neither will I tell you by what authority I do these things.”

    • Child: Is it always wrong to lie?

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Jesus loved the Paradox!

  • “Truth standing on its head to get attention!”

    • Appears on the surface to be a contradiction…

    • See further in the day or night?

    • “Humility is a funny thing as soon as you think you have it you lost it!”

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Christ’s paradoxes:

  • Mk 10:31 “The first shall be last, and the last first.”

  • Mt 10:39 “Gain your life by losing it!”

  • Beattitudes: “Happy are those that mourn.”

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Sayings of Jesus!

  • Sentence sermons, antidotes, epigrams. . .

  • Short pity sayings that make truth memorable and achieve maximum impact!

  • “Jesus savored His words, packed them with meaning, feathered them with imagery, and sent them flying upon the winds of the world!”

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Sayings of Jesus!

  • More blessed to give than to . . .

  • Golden Rule . . .

  • No prophet . . .

  • The well have no need of a physician, but . . .

  • No man puts new wine in old . . .

  • Teachers look for and use them in your presentations!

    • What on earth, are you doing for heaven’s sake?

    • GK Chesterton … “Christianity has not been tried and found wanting, but has been found difficult and rarely tried.”

    • “This church is prayer conditioned.”

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The Use of the Parable . . .

  • Jesus did not discover the parable—elevated it!

    • Traditional Def: “Earthly story with a heavenly meaning.”

    • “Poetry of heaven embodied in the prose of earth.”

    • Lit: “To lay down along side of.”

    • A comparison or analogy!

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Parables . . .

  • Barclay: “Christ found earth crammed full of heaven.”

  • Took ordinary things and did extraordinary things!

  • Sower—sow --- Word of God

  • Shepherd –sheep -- Seeking lost!

  • Rich man at a banquet -- God’s invitation.

  • Lillies of field --- God’s care!

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Jesus use of parables . .

  • Used concrete imagery—(mental pictures) to explain abstract concepts!

  • Reason from Known to the Unknown!!

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How important were parables?

  • Mk 4:33-34 “With many parables he spoke unto them as they were able to hear it, and without a parable spake he not unto them.”

  • Spurgeon: “A sermon = Building, scriptures are steel beams, but Illustrations are the windows that let Divine light in!”

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Why do you teach us in “riddles?” Why do you not speak more plainly?

  • Mk 4:21-22 “Is the lamp bought to be put under the bushel, or under the bed, and not to be put on the stand? For there is nothing hid, save that is should be manifested, neither was anything made secret, but that it should come to light!”

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Applications . . more plainly?

  • Why do you wrap a gift?

    • Experience the joy of discovery!!

    • Similar to a treasure hunt!

    • Mt 7:7 “Seek and ye shall find!”

  • What do you remember the longest, things you are told, or things your experienced?

  • Things that take effort you appreciate and remember!

  • Process of coming to one’s own faith!

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Conclusion: more plainly?

  • This weekend can be an important milestone for the congregation!

  • Men attend Bible class as well as worship AM, we all need to be effective teachers!

  • We have the most important message, let’s follow Jesus and teach in a masterful way!

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Winston Churchill more plainly?

  • “England always had the heart of a lion, I was simply fortunate enough to give it its roar!”

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The church has the heart of a lion . more plainly?

We as its teachers are fortunate enough to be called to give it its roar!

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Jesus the master teacher says: more plainly?

  • Except ye believe in me ye will die in your sins!

  • Except ye repent ye shall all likewise perish Lk 13:3

  • I am the way the truth and the life, no man cometh unto the father but by me. Jn 14:6

  • Have you come to Jesus? Gal 3:27