I’ve been teaching the Bible for 19 years. I’ve always told classes here in the states that the Word is sufficient. That claim was challenged 2 years ago when I arrived in Lesotho, Southern Africa. I’ve never had cross-cultural experience and had never been in a 3rd world country. The first day I had 7 hours of teaching. My biggest concern was that after 5 minutes that I’d lose my audience and have a long 7 hours to fill.
But, it was amazing! The Spirit of God took the Word of God and imprinted it upon their hearts and minds. The interaction was lively and the Word was alive in the room.
I was not aware of what was going on in the background of the church but there was extreme division. The elders listening to my teaching took the Word to heart and implemented discipline and reconciliation within the next few days. God was magnified and glorified. We have returned to work with the Lesotho people 3 additional times in the last 2 1/2 years. God is at work in an amazing way! God’s Word is more than sufficient here in the US or in Africa!
I would love to go to Israel to see the land that Jesus walked. I believe it would significantly help my Bible teaching. I use the NLT translation for my teaching.