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That style of teaching was the reason for their success


Shout out for Fisherman’s Boat Image

Does success depend on a learner’s ability to grasp or is it resting on a teacher’s ability to teach?

With experience, I observed that it is the teaching methodology that brings out the best in a learner which often leads to his or her success.

When  Jesus taught, wisdom flowed.

He made His teaching lucid, uncomplicated, and accessible to everyone with a willingness to listen and learn.

Reading through the Gospels you seldom find Jesus in organised, religious settings, instead you find Jesus climbing hills, walking by the beach, at a wedding, in Simon the leper’s home, in Mary and Martha’s house, sitting at Jacob’s well etc.

You also find Him sailing across the lake, in a borrowed boat!

Isn’t it hard to think of the Son of God so down-to-earth, literally?

His teaching technique, style, and the manner with which Jesus performs the miracles gets refreshingly unpredictable.

Take  a look at this progression.

  1. Jesus  comes down from Heaven.
  2. Jesus is proposing abundant life.
  3. Jesus is blessing folks.
  4. Jesus is borrowing a fisherman’s boat to preach.

He got into one of the boats, the one belonging to Simon, and asked him to put out a little from shore. Then he sat down and taught the people from the boat.- Luke 5:3

What is more intriguing is this; the man, the speaker, the preacher,  has no typical platform , no fixed address, no contact details, and is still pulling crowds yearning to listen to Him.

The participants at His meetings do not come across as  exemplary people. In fact, you might classify them as mismatched, a bunch of people feeling unworthy and unqualified to even enter holy places or socialize with religious people. At the same time, these appear to be people willing to learn and quick to believe the Master.

It was between such people that Jesus manifested His greatest miracles.

In pragmatic terms, in his own, simple style, He was teaching them a better way of doing life, and even his plainness was genius.

Even today, Jesus the Master continues to teach a better way of living, to those who are willing to listen and quick to believe in the Master’s instruction.

32 comments on “That style of teaching was the reason for their success

  1. francisashis
    August 4, 2020

    Yes,people still like Jesus Christ because of his simplicity and for his message to the masses that he has(I use has because he is still among us) come to this earth for the sinners and the sick and ailing people .Your post also brings out a similar message for the readers.He was simple so he outshone all the others hence he is the friend and guide of all those who are simple and humble in their dealings.Thanks a lot for the lovely message.Tae care.🌹👍🙏

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  2. Brian Louis Perkins
    August 5, 2020

    Wonderful insight. Thank you.

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Michigan Mary
    August 5, 2020

    His style of teaching was unique; also his style of healing. Sometimes he just said a word and the person far away was healed. sometimes he went to their home. Sometimes he put mud on their eyes. For one person he might say “Your sins are forgiven” and for another “your faith has made you well.” We have such a wonderful Savior. He treats each one of us in the way that is best for us and he knows what we need to hear. I loved your post. It points out how well God knows us and he knows just what to do to reach us.

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    • sophialorenabenjamin
      August 5, 2020

      Thank you Mary. There’s so much depth to Jesus and all that He stands for. I am hoping to continue to share insights that the Lord leads me to. Glad they are being welcomed and helping some of us.

      Liked by 3 people

  4. pastorpete51
    August 5, 2020

    Great post Sophia. People couldn’t wait to get to Jesus and no one wanted to go home. Children hung around hoping to be blessed and one young boy even offered Jesus his lunch. If Jesus is with us at church on Sunday: then what changed?

    Liked by 4 people

    • sophialorenabenjamin
      August 5, 2020

      Thank you Pastor Pete. You have posed a question that is quite pertinent to today’s Sunday church services. Made me think how beautiful if everyone gave attention to this fact and brought Jesus along to attend the service.

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  5. RJ Dawson
    August 5, 2020

    Thank you Sophia. Good teaching on the Master Teacher! Be Blessed.

    Liked by 3 people

  6. Perth Girl
    August 5, 2020

    I love this Sophia. I never thought if His ways of teaching like that. He immersed Himself into daily life at the ground level, reachable and relatable and spoke wisdom from there.
    Thanks for sharing this. I just love it 😊.

    Liked by 5 people

  7. Nelson MCBS
    August 5, 2020

    Reblogged this on Nelson MCBS.

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  8. Rumikoの日記
    August 6, 2020

    I am using the Google Translate feature.
    Please forgive me if there is a mistake.
    Thank you for following me.
    Thank you for your continued support.
    I hope you have a wonderful day today.

    Liked by 4 people

    • sophialorenabenjamin
      August 9, 2020

      it is the intent of the heart that matters and not the typo errors or errors in translation…thank you so much for the willingness to share a thought with me. i shall look forward to your continued support as well. be well. be happy.

      Liked by 3 people

  9. Eromonsele Emmanuel
    August 8, 2020

    Jesus is the way, truth and the life!

    Liked by 2 people

  10. fulvialuna1
    August 9, 2020

    Gesù predicava tra i semplici, perchè il loro cuore era recettivo, senza contaminazioni.
    L’uomo ha contaminato la visione della parola trasportandola in opulente strutture, cercando nei primi secoli doppo l Predicatore di offrrla in lingue non conosciute dal popolo, solo per creare una cerchia ristretta, ma la Parola è più forte di ogni uomo. Attraversa i tempi insorabilmente.

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    • sophialorenabenjamin
      August 9, 2020

      grazie per il tuo meraviglioso messaggio. l’ho tradotto in google. grazie a Dio per le lingue. spero che tu continui ad essere benedetto e rimani in contatto.

      thanks for your wonderful message. I translated it in google. thank God for the technology to translate. I hope you continue to be blessed and stay in touch.

      Liked by 2 people

  11. Jonathan Caswell
    August 9, 2020

    Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:

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    August 10, 2020

    Thanks for your comments on my posts just now!

    Liked by 3 people

  13. kiki132
    August 22, 2020

    Really interesting perspective. Thanks for sharing!

    Liked by 1 person

  14. tkbrownwriter
    September 1, 2020

    Yes, I agree! Jesus message while here on earth was simple, and it is simple today. So many people try to make it much more complicated than it is. Reading through the four Gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John gives a thorough description of His life here on earth. The Acts of the Apostles reveals the early days of His church after He ascended to heaven. He had trained the apostles to take over His Ministry, and they did a super job of that. On the Day of Pentecost when His church officially came into being, the apostles baptized 3,000 souls who were added to his church. It says after that day, God added to His church daily such as would be saved. A miraculous life, a miraculous message, a miraculous salvation! His gift to those who will follow the simple message He left with us rather than trying to make it difficult. Thank You so very much for stopping by my blog. I appreciate your words of encouragement and look forward to you stopping by again. Blessings!

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  15. inspirechief
    September 2, 2020

    Your post is beautiful and inspiring. Jesus was admired for many things. His simple lessons resonated with the masses. It is when we try to complicate it that the message loses its true meaning. Thank you for sharing. God Bless 🙏

    Liked by 1 person

    • sophialorenabenjamin
      September 5, 2020

      Thank you so much. I’m glad this resonated with you. May you be blessed as you continue in prayer and please feel free to visit my posts as and when you feel the need for a touch from God, i’m sure you will be blessed.

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