How do we deal with the problem of the person who does not know very much about the Bible and gets lost in some of our classes? I recall one time teaching Romans in a church class. I think we were already in chapter 11. A visitor came to the class. Toward the end of the class when I was entertaining questions, the visitor spoke up saying, “I don’t have any idea what you are talking about.” I sympathized with him and mentioned that we had set the stage for the current class over a period of months.
Marc Hinds, a former student of mine at Florida College, understands that many students need a general survey of the Bible. He has provided a solution for this problem in his newly published book by 21st Century Christian. The full name, The Big Picture: A Guide to Learning the Bible’s Story, explains what he is trying to do with this book. The book is suitable for classes of beginners or more advanced learners who haven’t yet understood the overall picture of the Bible.
In this book of 15 lessons, you will find a brief survey of both the Old Testament and the New Testament. The book is printed in full color with many illustrations, photographs, and maps drawn (by Marc) specifically to illustrate the lesson. This book will be suitable for church classes, or individual home study.
The book may be ordered from 21st Century Christian, other bookstores, or Amazon here: The Big Picture: A Guide to Learning the Bible’s Story.
This is the actual fact, that one should have some idea or information about anything that he hears either in the church or in a community or even in a gossip. If not he may not able to recieve that actual transmission though it was blown effectively. And also the person who preaches or teaches to a group people should alos have that information of whats the information the recipients are having with, on what he is going to talk to them. The person who responded in the class of 11 chapter of romans that” “I don’t have any idea what you are talking about.” is absolutely right.
This is how many teachings and preachings are not well received by the audience. Every teacher and preacher be aware of this.
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