ImageSome time ago the youths wore bracelets with the letters “W W J D” standing for “What would Jesus do?” Though we ask this question often I found that when it comes to teaching or educating we often ignore this. How would Jesus train?

I’ve received the following from Prof. Johan Potgieter from Flight Path Ministries (College of ministry and counseling).

Jesus trained His disciples in an uncommon way

Now that by your obedience to the truth you have purified yourselves and have come to have a sincere love for other believers, love one another earnestly with all your heart. For through the living and eternal word of God you have been born again as the children of a parent who is immortal, not mortal. As the scripture says, “All human beings are like grass, and all their glory is like wild flowers. The grass withers, and the flowers fall, but the word of the Lord remains forever.” This word is the Good News that was proclaimed to you. 1 Peter 1: 22 – 25


  1. Jesus did not remove His disciples from the Ministry to teach them truths

  3. He kept them in the middle of life’s realities to see the Truth in action

  5. He did not load them with truth for three years and then send them out to figure out how to put it into practice

  7. He never taught them in theory beyond what they could put into practice

  9. He did not allow their EXPOSURE to EXCEED their EXPERIENCE

  11. Jesus taught His disciples the same truth He taught everybody else

  13. Jesus taught them three main things, namely:
      a. How to have a real relationship with God
      b. How to live life to the full
      c. How to deal with yourself personally

  15. He did not teach them how to cast out devils, He simply taught them that they had power OVER devils, DEMONSTRATED it in their presence and then gave them the opportunity to do the same

  17. He never taught them how to get healed, He simply taught them the truth about healing, and then ministered healing to others for them to see the truth in operation

  19. Jesus gave them a measure of faith to take the truth and apply it to everything that is a lie

Johan Terblanche
Christ Alone Ministries

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