“When Apollos wanted to go to Achaia, the brothers and sisters encouraged him and wrote to the disciples there to welcome him. When he arrived, he was a great help to those who by grace had believed. For he vigorously refuted his Jewish opponents in public debate, proving from the Scriptures that Jesus was the Messiah.” (Acts 18:27–28 NIV11)
- Learned man
“explained” – ektitheœmi – to place outside, put forth; to expose an infant; to set forth, declare, explain,
“adequately” – akriboœs – accurately, diligently, circumspectly, strictly; precisely, distinctly,
- thorough knowledge of the Scriptures
- He had been instructed in the way of the Lord
- taught about Jesus accurately
“knowledge puffs up while love builds up.” (1 Corinthians 8:1 NIV11)
- His humility led him to listen
- His humility led him to listen to ‘lesser’ people
- His humility led him to change his opinion, and teaching
Thank you for listening to this recording. You can find more teaching tips here and on the on the YouTube teaching tips playlist.
Please add your comments on this week’s topic. We learn best when we learn in community.
Do you have a question about teaching the Bible? Is it theological, technical, practical? Send me your questions or suggestions. Here’s the email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you’d like a copy of my free eBook on spiritual disciplines, “How God grows His people”, sign up at my website: http://www.malcolmcox.org.
Thanks again for listening. Have a terrific Tuesday, and a wonderful week.