Each name unique and powerful; the list is endless. Join us on this exciting adventure through Scripture, where we will learn some amazing verses, talk about how those verses should affect our lives, and discuss some practical ways to make these names “real”.
“You call me Teacher and Lord, and rightly so, for that is what I am” – John 13:13
Did you know that out of the ninety times Jesus was addressed in the New Testament sixty of those times He was referred to as ‘Teacher’? The people called Him this, His disciples called Him this, and even Nicodemus, a Jewish scribe, referred to Him in this manner.
What Jesus taught has influenced more people than any other has ever done in history. The Bible, which holds His teachings, is the most widely printed book in history. No one has had more of an effect on education, social reform, and relationships than Christ.
While other teachers quote one another, Christ quotes God alone and stands on His authority. He may never have entered a ‘classroom’ or attended a fancy college to get a higher degree, but He is certainly an educator. No one can surpass Him in knowledge.
How well did it work? Look around you. Two thousand years have passed and today across the world over two billion people bear his name. Christianity has spread from Jerusalem to every corner of the globe. At this very moment multiplied thousands of missionaries are doing what Jesus said to do: teaching all nations. If the success of the students is the measure of the teacher, then no teacher was ever so successful as the one and only Master Teacher, Jesus Christ.
– Ray Pritchard, “Why Was Jesus Called Teacher?”
In honor of Christ, our Master Teacher, let us celebrate the educators in our lives. Bless those who lead in your women’s ministry (or men’s ministry) with something small to show your appreciation. Let them know you see their hard work and thank them for it.
For a hands-on activity, why not make caramel apples or chocolate covered apples? Yummy! What a fun way to remind our children that teachers are special people, especially their ‘mommy’ teachers. Explore fun ways to decorate you candied apples and test out a few new fancy recipes.
May the Lord bless you, the teacher of your home. May He continue to shine upon you and guide you with His wisdom. May He show you the best ways to reach your children’s hearts for His glory.
Time to Chime In: What is one lesson the Lord has taught you which made a huge impact in your teaching style? Share your experience with us!