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Lessons from the Great Teacher Discussion Starteres

  • August 2020 Issue
Discussion Starters
  1. Did you have a teacher who made a deep impression on your life? Who and why?
  2. What can we do to develop a biblical mindset about the world?
  3. Who are the “students” in your life who need to hear the gospel or learn how to live from a biblical worldview?
  4. What kept Nicodemus from understanding truth? What allowed him to understand truth?
  5. What are some “why” questions you can ask to help start a spiritual conversation?
  6. What prevents you from noticing the needs of others or listening well?  How can you become a better listener?
  7. Have you ever experienced a lesson or a sermon that you never forgot because it created “enduring understanding”? What was it?
  8. Why do you think Jesus used stories about common people and everyday settings to communicate heavenly truth?
  9. What is one new way you can share your faith story with others?
  10. A closed question requires a yes/no answer. For example: Do you believe in Jesus? An open question invites discussion. What is one open-ended question you can ask a non-believer?
  11. Make a list of the unbelievers God has placed in your life. How can you use what you’ve learned from the Great Teacher in order to share His truth?
  12. Jesus showed us, by example, how to serve others. In what way can you follow His example to serve someone this week?

BY Mary Martin, Former Professor of Christian School Education

Dr. Mary Martin previously served at Moody as program head of Christian School Education and chair of the Education and Counseling division. She has also served as a classroom teacher, principal, and head of school. Mary is the author of Impacting Student Learning through Christ-Centered Instructional Leadership and currently resides in North Carolina with her husband, Michael. She speaks at numerous education conferences each year and loves mentoring Moody graduates.