Thursday, July 30, 2009
How a Single Lesson Can Help Many Different Individuals
Remember that you're teaching to individuals, not a group of clones, where everyone is exactly the same. So when you're creating a lesson, you need to accommodate a range of perceptions, questions, backgrounds, capabilities to process references, prior experiences, etc.
You'd have to be a genius to figure it how to craft a single lesson that would bless everyone.
Your only hope in this is prayer! Only the Holy Spirit can meet each individual where he or she IS, and take them to where God wants them to BE, using the same material.
And this is exactly what He does. The Word becomes alive for people.
So God receives the glory, not you.
Are you going to be used by God for His purposes? Absolutely. It's good to be humble. It's good to dependent upon the work of the Lord. And we give thanks for this privilege!