People think and learn through stories because so much information can be transferred through human experiences. If a picture is worth a thousand words, then stories can convey a bounty of truths. One teaching method that can help engage students in learning is to have them connect a story in the Bible to other stories in Scripture. This week’s lesson was on Zedekiah’s inability to stand, and the results were disastrous.
What other stories in Scripture does this event remind you of, and why?” is a good question to try. Furthermore, try to get the students to connect the biblical stories to their own experiences in life by inquiring, “When have you faced the challenge of keeping quiet or speaking up for God?”
The more we get students to bridge their world to the lives of people in the Bible, the more God’s Word becomes real and relevant to them.