1 John 3: 16-18 Analysis

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1. Using the information from Chapter 13 in Yount’s The Teaching Ministry of the Church, write an objective and a learning readiness activity for the passage you chose for Teaching Assignment 1 in Module/Week 1.

For example, if your basic objective is for students to “demonstrate understanding” of the passage you are teaching, then you will need to explain how they will do that.

Demonstrate an understanding of 1 John 3:16-18 by explaining in their own words the terms love, sacrifice, sharing and action.
Learning Readiness Activity:
Write the following words on one side of an index card and an example of what the word means in the passage on the other side of the index card. The class will be asked to share their idea
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In order to teach about this passage, we must understand unconditional love. Love means putting others first; it is an action that can prove our love. In order to show true love we must sacrifice our time, talent and tithe in order to please God and meet the needs of others. John wrote this letter to all gentiles to reassure Christians about their faith and to counter false teachings. God commands us to love others as He loves us. If we can do this, it is proof that we are truly His.

3. Based on the discussion in Chapter 6 of Wilhoit & Ryken’s Effective Bible Teaching, answer the following questions:

a. Discuss the topic and theme (“big idea”) of your Bible passage. Pay close attention to the discussion and examples in your textbook.

The topic of 1 John 3:16-18 is love. The theme of this passage is God’s love for us and our love for others and how we are willing to prove that love. God showed His love for us by giving us His Son for our sins. Jesus Christ laid down His life for us and as an example of His love, we should be willing to sacrifice ourselves for others. We should show love, not just through speech, but through our actions, If we have compassion for others in our heart, then that is evidence of Chist in our heart.

b. Explain how each sentence of your Bible passage relates to the big idea you formulated

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