38 episodes

Learning to teach the Bible is a high calling. The First Time Bible Teacher podcast walks through some of the basic principles any Bible teacher needs to know. For this podcast, I draw from my 10+ years of Bible teaching experience and countless years of wisdom I've pulled from incredible mentors. Subjects include outlining a passage, using illustrations well, commanding an audience, and much more.

First Time Bible Teacher Brian Higgins & GoodLion

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Learning to teach the Bible is a high calling. The First Time Bible Teacher podcast walks through some of the basic principles any Bible teacher needs to know. For this podcast, I draw from my 10+ years of Bible teaching experience and countless years of wisdom I've pulled from incredible mentors. Subjects include outlining a passage, using illustrations well, commanding an audience, and much more.

    36. Emotionally Aware Teaching

    36. Emotionally Aware Teaching

    In the search for truth, sometimes we ignore the emotional state of our people. To teach the Bible effectively, we need to remain aware of the emotions of our congregations. This episode talks about the balance between truth and emotion in Bible teaching as well as some practical ways this balance can inform your teaching. For more info, visit goodlion.io.

    • 19 min
    35. Crafting a Teaching Calendar

    35. Crafting a Teaching Calendar

    Everyone prepares for what they find important. In our Bible teaching, it's important that we prepare ahead of time. A good teaching calendar can help you teach prepared in many ways. This episode discusses the importance of a teaching calendar, what a good teaching calendar includes, and ways to start getting yourself on this healthy schedule. For more info, visit goodlion.io.

    • 24 min
    34. Applications Without Legalism

    34. Applications Without Legalism

    Many people think being a Christian is a list of rules to follow. Unfortunately, bad application methods can reinforce wrong ideas about God. In this episode, we define legalism, mention some ways legalism can creep into our teaching, and give some better methods for applying a message. For more info, visit goodlion.io.

    • 24 min
    33. Don't Assume What Your Audience Knows

    33. Don't Assume What Your Audience Knows

    Teaching above the head of your audience is a great way to get them to tune out. In this episode, we discuss how to make sure you're staying on track with your audience. We discuss the importance of teaching to your people as well as ways to keep every member of your audience included. For more info, visit goodlion.io.

    • 18 min
    32. Teaching Without Notes

    32. Teaching Without Notes

    Many Bible teachers feel like slaves to their notes. But breaking free can be a scary process. This episode talks about the need to learn this important skill as well as gives some tips for how to begin learning to teach without notes. For more info, visit goodlion.io.

    • 24 min
    31. Dealing With Discouragement

    31. Dealing With Discouragement

    Every Bible teacher will face discouragement at some point. The question for Bible teachers is what they'll do when discouragement comes. This episode talks about analyzing your discouragement, finding the helpful truths in it, and not dwelling on it for too long. For more info, visit goodlion.io.

    • 23 min

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