Meditation

12/24/2020

I thank God that I speak in tongues more than all of you. But in the church I would rather speak five intelligible words to instruct others than ten thousand words in a tone.” (1st Corinthians:14:19)

Christian teaching and learning are illuminated by the Spirit, but they do not circumvent the mind. The substance of the Christian faith is intelligible, and the communication of the Christian must be rational.

The study desk and the prayer closest are both essential to Christian teaching and learning. Teaching is an attempt to communicate, not to display personal spiritual powers or gifts. Teachers serve learners’ need rather than satisfy personal ego problems.

PRAYER FOR THE DAY:

Precious Abba, Your Son, our Lord and Savior Jesus taught us many things through the use of parables. Here, the Master Teacher, easily spoke to communities of people and was able to tell a parable to one group of people, and then move to another nimbly teaching the next group with a different parable, easily communicating to them as the last, and even in the one He went to next. So we who follow Your will, Abba, are to speak to others in a similar manner, that through the power of Your gifts to us, we can then take them to the people in a similar manner that Your will is effectively received by those who may have never heard the truth of the gospel of salvation through Christ Jesus. Amen

THOUGHT OF THE DAY:

Beloved, be the change you seek to see in others, by modeling the change that has taken place in yourself.”

KNOWING GOD:

He taught them many things by parables.” (Mark 4:2)

Parables were powerful teaching tools in he hands of he Master Teacher. The parables of Jesus are among the best known stories in he world. Though they are stories about every things, they pierce the very heart of spiritual truths.

As teachers, we need to use stories from everyday lift to help students see the radical effects Christian faith should have in our lives.

I AM:

After three days they found him in the temple courts, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions.” (Luke 2:46)

Asking and answering questions, one of the most ancient educational methods in the world, play an important role in the religious of first century Jewish boys. In the Temple scene, Jesus is not “grilling” His teachers, as some suppose; rather He was seeking information.

Asking and answering questions, one of the most ancient educational methods in the world, play an important role in the religious of first century Jewish boys. In the Temple scene, Jesus is not “grilling” His teachers, as some suppose; rather He was seeking information.

SECOND THOUGHT of the DAY:

And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, the Scriptures concerning himself.” (Luke 24:27)

The Bible is the textbook of the Christian faith. The Old Testament sheds light on the mission and teaching of Jesus Christ, and the New Testament enlarges our understanding of the message of Israel’s prophets.

Christian teaching must be based on Scripture must point to Jesus Christ, and must not contradict Scripture.

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