This was the favorite precept of an educator in his addresses to teachers. Interpreted it means, "Don't be always reproving your students," and is worth being put into every teacher's mental pocket, to be ready, like small change, for frequent use.
Many times our lives seem like a mess and it's often our mothers who come to our rescue. We don't always see the wisdom in the things they tell us to do and sometimes we think that we're smarter than they are.
“It is not without significance that the word disciple occurs in the New Testament 269 times, Christian only 3 times, and believers 2 times. This surely indicates that the task of the church is not so much to make “Christians” or “believers” but “disciples.” 1
Every relationship—whether at home, church, or work—involves expectations. In this training article and video, Dick Crider provides very practical classroom management tips to help you build a more successful and enjoyable ministry.
The New Year brings fresh hope. We think about new ideas and resolutions to improve our serve. Here’s a practical idea presented by Dr. Scott Turansky that you can use and share with your team and parents.
This is the crucial test of teacher and school; the fine point of contact, disciplinary, educational, and evangelistic. As goes the teaching, goes the school. Whatever else the school may be or have, if the lesson time is well used, it merits its name of Sunday school.
The Bible is primarily a book of history, and without some knowledge of its historical contents no one can rightly understand its revelation of divine truth. But in order to know the history contained in the Old Testament we must obtain a view of the lands in which that history was wrought. We therefore study first of all the Old Testament World.
Contemporary culture greatly influences our children’s moral behavior and development. As a result, the vast majority of Christian kids today have a woefully inadequate spiritual foundation. Fun and games are fine, but as the research indicates, we are raising a generation of children who have missed out on essential Bible training. When the world comes calling, many are falling prey to dubious activities and deceptive philosophies–and walking away from the faith. In this week’s timely article, Marc Solas presents ten reasons why we’re losing our children.
Scripture describes what a mature disciple looks like. John 15 outlines five characteristics of Jesus’ disciples:
A disciple abides in Christ through the Word and prayer ( verse 7 )A disciple bears much fruit ( verse 8 )A disciple responds to God’s love with obedience ( verses 9-10 )A disciple possesses joy ( verse 11 )A disciple loves as Christ loved ( verses 12-13 ).
Reporters often get to meet the most amazing people in their line of work, interacting with celebrities, political leaders, inspirational figures, people facing tragic circumstances, heroes, athletes, the wealthy and the poorest of the poor.
Gaining and keeping the interest and attention of a class full of children is no small task, and even master teachers must keep their skills in this area sharp. Here are a few suggestions on accomplishing this goal in your Sunday school classroom.
The lesson time means more than Bible study. The Bible is studied in order to convert and to form character, not for mere knowledge of the book. It needs to be urged upon teachers more than ever in these days of fine teaching methods that the primary work of the Sunday school is not educational but evangelistic.
The story of the priest Zechariah and his wife Elizabeth is an integral part of the Christmas story as found in Luke 1:5-25; 57-66. Mary, pregnant with Jesus, visits Elizabeth, who is pregnant with John the Baptist.
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This is more geared to youth than younger children.