By Ed Whitt

Benchley, January 2, 2019

  • Lesson four, continued:
    • More on teaching methods, continued:
      • Taught by authority: Matthew 9:1-9; Matthew 21:23-27
      • Used stories with familiar themes – Matthew 13:1-9
      • Used attention-getting hyperbole – Matthew 5:29-30; 7:3-5
      • Used sound bites – Luke 6:37-39
      • Asked questions, sometimes rhetorical – Matthew 16:26; 22:17-22
      • Visually illustrated, demonstrated, exemplified
        • John 13:3-17
        • Matthew 18:1-4
        • Mark 12:41-44 – Jesus using the widow as an example had much more impact than simply lecturing about giving would have.
      • Used repetition – Mark 8:31; 9:31; 10:33-34
      • Was the example – Luke 5:16; Matthew 9:10-12
    • Duties of the apostles
      • To be witnesses of Jesus to world – Acts 1:6-8
      • To form the foundation of the church – Ephesians 2:19-22
      • To teach His gospel to the world – Mark 16:15; Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 6:1-2
      • To do the works of the Father – John 9:1-5
      • To be obedient to God – Acts 5:29
      • To be shepherds of the flock – John 21:15-17
      • Teach disciples the truth as revealed by Spirit – John 16:13
      • To judge – Matthew 19:28

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