Paul Harvey is quoted as saying, “The blind man is limited by his touch. The intelligent man is limited by his knowledge. The great man is limited by his vision.”
Great teachers need to have great vision when it comes to teaching others. They need to be able to see the need in the students, and know how to apply the Bible for spiritual transformation.
great teachers are able to connect the subject to reality.
poor teachers read to the class. This actually shows the teachers:
some prepare so much that they don’t allow time for application.
application begins when we can easily see how the lesson can apply to our circumstances.
knowing how to link the subject matter and life.
this may include generational studies, or studies designed for discipleship. These studies reflect the growing need for application Bible Study.
(Based on the book, Application Bible Teaching for Adults, Don Cannata, 2003)
These basic steps can encourage any teacher to make the Bible come alive to their students.
Spiritual transformation is God’s work of changing a believer into the likeness of Jesus by creating a new identity in Christ and by empowering a lifelong relationship of love, trust, and obedience to the glory of God.
It’s a matter of the mind. Romans 12:2 It’s a matter of the heart. Romans 10:10