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Video 6
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Capture Student Imagination

The Sunday School method and system that we have today comes from very different times. Though the society and culture have changed the children's needs and the basic Sunday School method is essentially the same. We are going to look at the basic teaching methods that Jesus used. Jesus himself was quite an innovator in the way that he taught the people who came to him. Here are seven different ways that Jesus used. Jesus spent much of his teaching in parables. He took stories and he gave these earthly stories a spiritual message. He looked out and he saw the sower sowing his seed in the field. He applied that to explain how the Christian message is sown in people's hearts. We can use the same kind of message in our teaching. Another good example is about persistence in prayer found in Luke 18.1-5, "Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up. He said: 'In a certain town there was a judge who neither feared God nor cared what people thought. And there was a widow in that town who kept coming to him with the plea, 'Grant me justice against my adversary.' For some time he refused. But finally he said to himself, 'Even though I don’t fear God or care what people think, yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will see that she gets justice, so that she won't eventually come and attack me!''"

Object Teaching

The second Sunday school method that Jesus sometimes used was object teaching. He taught about not being anxious over food or clothing. He took a flower in Luke 12.27-28 and said, "Consider how the wild flowers grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today, and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, how much more will he clothe you — you of little faith!" This Tellout teaching method video shows how the Sunday School teacher can capture their students imagination by using objects even a pebble, stamp or a matchstick to teach a Biblical truth! This Sunday school method video is 3 minutes and 20 seconds long. A complete overview of all of the Tellout Online training videos can be viewed on YouTube. Video 7 of this series on effective Sunday school page 152 can be found at Video 7.

"Sunday School Method"
by Ron Meacock © 1982-2018

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