February 27, 2016
The top-notch teacher will give the Holy Spirit time to help them prepare the lesson. A hurried survey of the lesson on Friday night may give enough knowledge to be able to talk to your students for 30 or 40 minutes. But is it enough time for you to truly perceive the message that just may make a difference in the life of one or more of your young people?
Well-known author Bruce Wilkinson recommends putting down the teacher’s guide, picking up a pad of paper, and just thinking.
“Record your thoughts on paper about the possible timeless truths. Spread your meditations throughout the week before you teach. Don’t expect to have the greatest insights the first time. Plan at least three times during the week to meditate and you’ll get more insights than the same amount of time focused at one sitting.”*
*Bruce Wilkinson. The Seven Laws of the Learner: How to Teach Almost Anything to Practically Anyone! (Sisters, OR: Multnomah Press, 1992).