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Author: Brian Horn

For Educators: How to Exemplify Jesus in the Classroom (Part 2 of 2)

“Not many of you should become teachers, my fellow believers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly” (James 3:1).  What a harsh message by the Apostle James! However, the truth is hard to hear at times.  The context of James’ statement is simple – teach without selfish pride, teach without personal motive, teach like Christ taught! Too often we read about an unscrupulous teacher who has darkened the profession by doing something extremely counter to what he/she should be doing.  Public classrooms are full of students who have never experienced the love of Jesus Christ; students who...

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For Educators: How to Exemplify Jesus in the Classroom (Part 1 of 2)

Before Jesus was recognized as the Son of God, He was most often referred to as “Rabbi” or “Teacher” (Matthew 26:25, 26:49, Mark 9:5, 10:51, 11:21), which is the essence and nature of the type of influence a teacher has on his/her students.  As a remarkable, qualitative relationship, this influence serves as a guide for a growing mentorship between student and pupil.  Jesus embodies all of the necessary characteristics of a good teacher – grace, compassion, intelligence, and direction.  In today’s classrooms, teachers can easily become distracted by social variables that attempt to deteriorate the type of relationship necessary to enrich their...

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