Chapter 5 – A Teacher Come From God: The Methods – Part I

OBJECTIVES:

Upon completion of this chapter you will be able to explain how Jesus used the following teaching methods:

  • Miracles
  • Authority
  • Love And Compassion
  • Association And Imitation
  • Response
  • Delegation
  • Environment
  • Visual Demonstration
  • The Principle Of Gradual Learning
  • Grouping Of Students

INTRODUCTION

You have learned when, where, why, and what Jesus taught during His earthly ministry. In this and the following chapter you will study how Jesus taught. These lessons focus on the methods He used in teaching. A method is a plan, system, procedure, or way of doing something. The teaching methods of Jesus refer to how He taught.

Often, the Church has been content to use secular educational methods rather than those revealed in God’s Word. The best methods for Biblical teaching are those which Jesus used and proved to be effective. This lesson focuses on general methods which accompanied the teaching of Jesus. The following chapter concerns specific methods of verbal instruction.

Read over the chapter study material and complete the self-test at the end. After this chapter is completed, mark complete and go to the next lesson.