KEY SCRIPTURE: Matt 4:23 KJV” And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people.”
Teaching involves conveying knowledge, competence and virtue to others, normally students, with an aim of improving upon their lives. Our Lord Jesus could be described as the greatest teacher who ever lived. He always held his audience spell bound as they listened to Him. In Matthew 15:32 the Lord remarked that, the multitudes have been listening to Him for three consecutive days, and most of them may be very hungry. These people were very much attracted to His teaching.
How did Jesus Teach. He taught clearly, simply and powerfully. He taught with authority. Mark 1:22 KJV “And they were astonished at his doctrine: for he taught them as one that had authority, and not as the scribes.” Jesus’ teaching was an overflow of His knowledge and fellowship with His father. He was not the type that will look for some information to go and teach. He was always in fellowship with the Father, and so communicated the mind, presence and power of the Father to His audience. Teaching the word of God is not like teaching in a classroom. The ultimate is to bring God to the concept, experience and transformation of the people or listeners.
The Lord mostly tried to use day to day experiences to bring home what He wished to teach. He called them parables. Now what made the Lord’s teaching so impactful? His teachings always came along with the power of the Spirit of God. Jesus was a great dispenser of the Spirit of God. His Secret was the great moments He spent in God’s presence. Now let’s get this point clearly. Men everywhere are under evil influences not to submit to God. It is therefore not the eloquence of speech that matters, but the communication of the Spirit that renders these evil influences ineffective. It is at this point that a simple message begins to make so much impact.
One must study much to know the word and relate with God in such a way that He knows the God of the word. This is what brings an effective delivery of our messages.
My conveying of the Lord’s message needs His full involvement, a d therefore I com.it myself to Him, to receive directly from Him for my uplift, them to communicate it to my hearers.
THOUGHT: WE CAN TEACH EFFECTIVELY, IF WE HAVE BEEN WELL TAUGHT BY THE LORD.
John 8:38 KJV” I speak that which I have seen with my Father: and ye do that which ye have seen with your father.”
2Tim 2:15 KJV “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”