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Joy School



Introduction

His Roles: Week 1

His Roles: Week 2

His Roles: Week 3

His Roles: Week 4

His Joy: Week 5

His Joy: Week 6

His Joy: Week 7

His Joy: Week 8

His Strength: Week 9

His Strength: Week 10

His Strength: Week 11

His Strength: Week 12

His Sensitivity: Week 13

His Sensitivity: Week 14

His Sensitivity: Week 15

His Sensitivity: Week 16

His Loyalty: Week 17

His Loyalty: Week 18

His Loyalty: Week 19

His Loyalty: Week 20

His Love: Week 21

His Love: Week 22

His Love: Week 23

His Love: Week 24

His Leadership: Week 25

His Leadership: Week 26

His Leadership: Week 27

His Leadership: Week 28

His Teachings: Week 29

His Teachings: Week 30

His Teachings: Week 31

His Teachings: Week 32

His Light: Week 33

His Light: Week 34

His Light: Week 35

His Light: Week 36

His Priorities: Week 37

His Priorities: Week 38

His Priorities: Week 39

His Priorities: Week 40

His Spirit: Week 41

His Spirit: Week 42

His Spirit: Week 43

His Spirit: Week 44

His Balance: Week 45

His Balance: Week 46

His Balance: Week 47

His Balance: Week 48

Next Year:

By Richard and Linda Eyre

WEEK 30: UNDERSTANDING

A good teacher understands – he understands his topics or subject matter, his listeners, their needs, and his relationship with them.

A great teacher not only understands but enlarges the understanding of those he teaches.

Today, extensive academic fields of “behavioral science” have grown up around “human relations.” A great branch of the medical field concerns itself with psychology and psychiatry. Books by the thousands are printed and distributed on how to relate, how to listen, how to motivate, how to empathize, how to communicate, how to compliment, how to encourage, how to make friends. Yet all the books and branches and academic fields are somehow encompassed and surpassed by Christ’s simple example and teaching on how to love.

Christ’s tolerance and understanding enabled him to see offensive characteristics as sure signs that someone needed help.

He thought of and taught each person as an individual. He listened with his eyes and his heart as well as with his ears. And thus, using his divine powers, he knew people instantly – not only their characters but the background of their lives (see John 4:17-19).

Through this tremendous understanding, Jesus taught specific people according to their specific needs: He told the rich young ruler that he should sell all that he had and give it to the poor and follow him (see Luke 18:18-22). He told a sinner who felt the possibilities of repentance to go and sin no more (see John 8:11). He told Peter through unforgettable question-and-answer repetition to take over leadership and feed His sheep (see John 21:15-17).

Because he understood individual souls, he taught specific, personal needs in the particular way that each individual could understand. Because he understood, he was understood, and thus we now understand him as the greatest teacher the world will ever know.
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