15 Mar Setting an Example
The best example we could follow to become an efficient and capable teacher is that of Jesus’. Jesus trained His disciples both through His instructions and through His life. We see this in two verses.
1. Jesus chose 12 disciples with a purpose
b. To send them out to preach
c. For them to have power to heal the sick and to cast out demons: (APM) Mk 3:14 &15
2. “Take my yoke upon you and learn of me for I am meek and gentle” (KJV) Mt 11:29.
Here we see Jesus, the teacher, with a clear purpose in His mind concerning what He wants with His disciples. He wanted to see His likeness in them. As we saw before, He did this in two ways; by teaching, instructing or educating, which we find in the gospels, and through His very being – practically letting them watch:
His Lifestyle – His Kingdom values – His Teaching
His prayer – His actions. They lived with him for three and
The purpose of each person varies but having a purpose is important. It makes us plan and work to reach a goal; our goals. As much as instructing is important, so also is it to be a good person. To be a role model, living as an example is the highest priority.
Children observe a lot. Their observation of our lives should not be misleading. Rather it should guide them to develop:
Right Values – Right Principles – Good Qualities (Virtues) – Good Lifestyle
How a teacher looks at life and treats the people around, gives the students a good perspective on how they ought to look at life and treat others around; as to how they should develop their own interpersonal relationships. Maybe the teacher will not be able to see 100% of
A tone of the classroom – Build a warm environment – Mentor and nurture a student
For students, whatever a teacher says is authentic and they do whatever is asked of them. If they see the teacher as being noble, the students will also start to respect and
We also need to pray for them and their spiritual life, whole life – body, soul, spirit, will and emotions. Jesus prayed for His disciples in John 17. Even though not immediately but sometime during their
Do not stop learning because life never stops teaching.
Stop learning and you will start decaying.