Jesus Taught the Way of Life -- And So Do We
With this paper, the author was tasked with the following: Evangelize, baptize, teach: this is the process Jesus calls his people to carry out in their worldwide ministry. This essay focuses on the purpose and value of Christian education as a process that follows conversion. The author will describe Jesus, the master teacher, his qualifications and attitudes toward learners, and his methods of instruction. The essayist will move beyond Jesus to other biblical teachers and offer examples that help to establish the place, purpose, and patterns of Christian education in God’s plan of salvation and in the modern parish. Three aspects were understood: 1. Examine Jesus’ aptness and qualifications to teach. 2. Explore Jesus’ teaching methods. 3. Enumerate other Biblical methods as appropriate. This paper addresses the first two points.