Teaching the Bible

Teaching the Bible is imperative for the Bible is the ground of all true preaching.

Be assertive in finding a teaching need in your church and develop a bible study for the men or the youth, or a special bible study for the deacons or ushers.

The point here is that there are numerous opportunities---there is no shortage of people who want to really understand God’s Word in the church.

Is teaching the Bible really all that important? Before you can become a good bible preacher one needs to have already become an excellent biblical teacher.

The Bible is the ground of all true preaching for all sermons should come from the lives, stories and text of the book.

And as we have said above, our journey has begun by learning to study the book with other believers.

From our participation in these classes it’s likely this will be the first place you will encounter the Holy Spirit’s encouragement to preach a certain truth.

If you are really hunger for the Word of God and you are going through the book at least once a year, you should start to put on weight (about seven year), its time to formally start to teach.

Remember you've already been teaching your family and friends…we would meet once a week for bible study and once a month for special courses like “Experiencing God” by Henry Blackaby.

The point here is that when the preacher is not preaching he ought to be teaching. I believe that there are very few excellent preachers who do not spend time teaching.

One of the reasons this is true is you can’t preach a text if you don’t understand it for yourself.

To effectively teach you must understand your subject. And there are many helps on the market that provide pedagogic paradigms.

Here are some:

  • Handbook for Bible Teachers and Preachers by G. Campbell Morgan

  • Multipurpose Tools for Bible Study by Frederick W. Danker

  • Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible by James Strong

  • Harper’s Bible Dictionary, Editor Paul J. Achtemeier

  • The Interpreter’s One-Volume Commentary on the Bible, 1971 by Abingdon Press (This is an excellent academic commentary with over 50 quality contributors)

With these few tools you can establish the basic foundation of a teaching ministry. This is just the beginning and you should always be on the look-out for new teaching materials as well as topical books that treat the subject you are teaching in more detail.

We have a great commission from the Lord Jesus Christ!

  • All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,“teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.Amen.” (Matt 28:18-20)

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