How to Teach the Bible 0002 - Lesson 3

Styles of Teaching

The Prophets

  1. ISAIAH
    1. His Call (Isaiah 6:1-13)
    2. His Message (Isaiah 1:1-9)
      1. Summed up in Isaiah 1
        1. The Lord brought up children (Isaiah 1:1-2).
        2. Those children have forgotten the Lord (Isaiah 1:3-4).
        3. Those children are corrupt (Isaiah 1:5-8).
        4. The Lord preserved a remnant of those children (Isaiah 1:9).
      2. Four messages to Judah (repeated throughout the book)
        1. Rebellion
        2. Retribution
        3. Repentance
        4. Restoration
    3. His Methods of teaching
      1. Teaching by song
        1. Song of the Vineyard (Isaiah 5)
        2. Song of the Redeemed (Isaiah 12)
        3. Song of Strength (Isaiah 26)
        4. Song of the Blossoming Desert (Isaiah 35)
        5. Song of the Restored Wife (Isaiah 54)
      2. Teaching by symbol
        1. Isaiah’s nakedness (Isaiah 20:2-4)
        2. The shortened bed (Isaiah 28:20)
          1. The refuge of our lies (Isaiah 28:15)
          2. The removal of our lies (Isaiah 28:16-19)
            1. By a righteous standard (Isaiah 28:16)
            2. By a righteous judgment (Isaiah 28:17)
            3. By a removal of misconceptions (Isaiah 28:18)
          3. The insufficiency of our lies (Isaiah 28:20)
            1. For supporting us – bed too short
            2. For covering us – cover too narrow
        3. The nations (Isaiah 40:15)
  2. JEREMIAH
    1. His Call (Jeremiah 1:1-10)
    2. Object Lessons in Jeremiah
      1. The almond rod (Jeremiah 1)
      2. The seething pot (Jeremiah 1)
      3. The marred girdle (Jeremiah 13)
      4. The full bottle (Jeremiah 13)
      5. The drought (Jeremiah 14)
      6. The potter’s vessel (Jeremiah 18)
      7. The broken bottle (Jeremiah 19)
      8. Two baskets of figs (Jeremiah 24)
      9. Bonds and bars (Jeremiah 27)
      10. Buying a field (Jeremiah 32)
      11. The hidden stones (Jeremiah 43)
      12. Book sunk in the Euphrates (Jeremiah 51)
  3. EZEKIEL
    1. His Call (Ezekiel 1:1-Ezekiel 2:10)
    2. His Message
      1. Judgment (Ezekiel 1-32)
      2. Restoration (Ezekiel 33-48)
    3. Symbolic Actions of Ezekiel
      1. Sign of the tile (Ezekiel 4:1-3)
      2. Sign of the prophet’s posture (Ezekiel 4:4-8)
      3. Sign of famine (Ezekiel 4:9-17)
      4. Sign of the knife and razor (Ezekiel 5:1-17)
      5. Sign of the house moving (Ezekiel 12:1-7,17-20)
      6. Sign of the sharpened sword (Ezekiel 21:1-17)
      7. Sign of Nebuchadnezzar’s sword (Ezekiel 21:18-23)
      8. Sign of the smelting furnace (Ezekiel 22:17-31)
      9. Sign of Ezekiel’s wife’s death (Ezekiel 24:15-27)
      10. Sign of the two sticks (Ezekiel 37:15-17)
    4. Allegories in Ezekiel
      1. The vine (Ezekiel 15:1-8)
      2. The faithless wife (Ezekiel 16:1-63)
      3. The two eagles (Ezekiel 17:1-21)
      4. The cedar (Ezekiel 17:22-24)
      5. The two women (Ezekiel 23:1-49)
      6. The boiling pot (Ezekiel 24:1-14)
  4. AMOS
    1. His Call (Amos 7:14-16)
    2. His Message
      1. A message of sin committed (Amos 1:3, 6, 9, 11, 13; Amos 2:1, 4)
      2. A message of the end of the longsuffering of God (Amos 2:13)
      3. A message of God’s judgment (Amos 1:4, 7, 10, 12, 14; Amos 2:2)
      4. A message of future restoration (Amos 9:13-15)
    3. His Methods
      1. The object lessons
        1. The cart full of sheaves (Amos 2:13)
        2. The easy questions (Amos 3:3-6)
        3. The lamb’s ear (Amos 3:12)
        4. The day of the Lord (Amos 5:18-19)
      2. The visions
        1. The basket of summer fruit (Amos 8:1-2)
        2. The vision of the Lord standing on the altar (Amos 9:1-4)
  5. JOHN THE BAPTIST
    1. His Call (Luke 1:13-17, 76-79)
    2. His Message (Matthew 3:1-2)
      1. Repent
      2. The kingdom of heaven is at hand.
    3. His Method
      1. With the Pharisees and Sadducees (Matthew 3:7-12)
      2. With Herod (Matthew 14:1-4)
Andrew Ray

Daily Proverb

Proverbs 11:13

A talebearer revealeth secrets: but he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth the matter.