Category Archives: Teaching

How’s Your Driving These Days?

Christian apologist and author Lee Strobel tells about a police officer who pulled over a car that was traveling at a strangely low speed. As the officer approached the driver’s window he noticed that the car was full of elderly … Continue reading

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Miss Thompson & Teddy

Today I feel led to share a story that I picked up years ago from well known pastor and author John Ortberg. It’s Ortberg’s story put into my own words. Miss Thompson was a 4th-grade teacher who had a student … Continue reading

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Doing Church Differently

Elbert Hubbard was a prominent American writer, publisher, and philosopher before his untimely death aboard the Lusitania, the ship that was torpedoed by a German submarine off the coast of Ireland in 1915. Hubbard was known as a man of … Continue reading

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Let Me Illustrate

All these things Jesus spoke to the multitude in parables, and without a parable He did not speak to them… (Matthew 13:34) Yesterday I was once again reminded of the power of sermon illustrations. At the close of a funeral … Continue reading

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In Training To Be Used Mightily

A budding young soloist went to a great Italian musician for voice training. The master handed him a piece of music and said, “Practice this for one full year and then return here.” The request seemed a bit strange, but … Continue reading

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The Third Suit

Here’s a story that plays off my previous post about the original Sunday Schools. In one of Scotland’s manufacturing towns, a young lady applied to the superintendent of a Sunday School and asked for a class. He advised her to … Continue reading

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Sunday School

Most people don’t know that the Sunday Schools of today’s churches bear little resemblance to the original Sunday Schools of England’s late 1700s. Those schools were quite literally places of basic education where poor children could learn to read and … Continue reading

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Started School Yet?

John Phillip Sousa was sitting in his hotel room on a summer evening when he heard a hand-organ on the street just below his window. The organ grinder was playing Sousa’s famous march, “The Stars & Stripes Forever.” But Sousa found himself greatly irritated by … Continue reading

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The Right Kind Of Meditation

We’ve been mining Psalm 1:1-3 for spiritual truth this week. Here now is one last post on the passage. I’m calling this one “The Right Kind Of Meditation.” The practice of meditation is typically associated with far-eastern religions and the mental … Continue reading

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The Christian as a Teacher

Allow me to offer three illustrations that involve teaching. Teaching, of course, can be a wonderful thing that produces desirable results. As we will see with each of these illustrations, however, sometimes the whole process can turn sideways in a … Continue reading

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