Sermon on the Mount

365 Key Chapters of the Bible: Matthew 6

This entry is part 4 of 34 in the series 365 Key Chapters of the Bible

Ken Boa continues with Matthew 6 in the New Testament portion of his 365 Key Chapters of the Bible series. Continuing the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus tells His listeners they should do things such as praying, fasting, and giving to please God rather than impress people. He also stresses the need to look to the heavenly Father for every good thing.

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Teaching Methods: Part 1

This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series Teaching Methods

Ken Boa introduces this series on seven teaching methods used in the Bible, applicable to us by showing us how to skillfully communicate with others—the key to all good relationships. Here, he covers the first three methods—lectures, stories, and visual aids—and offers examples of how all three approaches are used by Jesus and other biblical figures such as the prophet Nathan.

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The Beatitudes (Matthew 5:1–12)

Delivered to the disciples (Matthew 5:2), the Beatitudes were clearly intended for those who had given their allegiance to Christ. They do not show how one enters into a relationship with God, but describe the characteristics manifested by one who is born anew. All Christians are meant to manifest all of these characteristics. These descriptions do not refer to natural tendencies, and illustrate the true difference between the Christian and the non-Christian.

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Teaching Approaches and Learning Styles

Ken Boa explores seven approaches to teaching/learning, all used by Jesus, that demonstrate the importance of variety and unpredictability in our communication delivery methods. The seven methods are lecture, stories, visual aids, Q&A, discussion, drama, and projects. These are useful to anyone, but especially those who teach, preach, or mentor on a regular basis.

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