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Learning from the Great Teacher

  • Aug 2020 Issue
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I have set you an example that you should do as I have done to you.—John 13:15

Many of us have been taught—at least once—a lesson that shaped our behavior, attitudes, and ultimately, destiny. For the apostles one such moment was certainly when their Lord and Teacher “poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around him” (John 13:5). What a striking, even shocking, lesson in humility to those who had argued which of them would be the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven or who would sit at the right hand of Jesus. That lesson still surprises and humbles us today.

This month in Today in the Word, we’ll enter the classroom of Teacher Jesus. Together with the disciples, we’ll:

  • Review Jesus’ lessons in humility and humbly follow His example
  • Learn from the many ways Jesus taught: through parables, His answers to the Pharisees and Sadducees, His sermons, and His open-ended or rhetorical questions
  • Emulate the love, empathy, and other tools of the Master Teacher

Thank you for joining us in this month’s Today in the Word “school of the Bible”! Let’s strive to be good students, following our Savior as He teaches, shapes, and guides us.


Managing Editor: Jamie Janosz; Senior Editor: Elena Mafter; Contributing Editor: John Koessler; Writer: Mary Martin; Art Director: Lynn Gabalec; Graphic Designer: Rachel Hutcheson; Marketing & Production: Paul B. Currie

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