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25 Ways to Win with People, Lesson #20

by John Maxwell and Les Parrott, PH.D.

Good Questions by Josh Hunt

These kind of questions (except with more Bible verses!) are available every week for you to use during your Bible study time. Lessons correspond with three of Lifeway's series. I have been doing this for years and more than 2000 lesson are available with new ones added each week. See www.joshhunt.com/sunday-school.htm for details.


Tell a good story

  1. Who was the greatest teacher who ever lived?
  2. What was Jesus' primary means of teaching? (1)
  3. If you want to be a great teacher, like Jesus was a great teacher, how do you suppose you could do it?
  4. We have some questions to discuss, but before we do, let's model. What are some of your favorite stories that illustrate a biblical truth? (2)
  5. Where do you find good stories?
  6. How do you keep up with good stories?
  7. The authors mention nine qualities of good stories. How many can you remember?
  8. Look at the list. Which do you think are most important? Do you think any of these qualities are not important?
  9. Are there any other marks of a good stories that the writers did not include?
  10. Let's talk about a few of these qualities. How can you make yourself more enthusiastic and animated in class?
  11. Tell me about a really funny moment in your class.
  12. How does humor help to drive home a point? Who has an example of a funny story with a good point?
  13. How much story telling do you do in class? Do you feel you do enough?
  14. How can we pray for one another this week?
  15. What do you want to do about this week's study?

1. Jesus spoke all these things to the crowd in parables; he did not say anything to them without using a parable. Matthew 13:34 (NIV)

2. Spend some time on this. The stories could be in the Bible or not. You might ask when people first heard that story. My guess is that many of them will be a long time ago. It will illustrate how sticky stories are.



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