Oral Bible Schools
A Six Day Oral Bible School
When Jesus fed 4000 people who had been with him for three days, have you ever wondered just what He did with all those people for three days? Yes He healed the sick, the blind, and the lame. But He also spoke to them about the kingdom of God and 'taught them many things.' The vast majority of these people were not literate. So we could say Jesus was conducting a 3 Day Oral Bible School.
Did Jesus talk about Creation? Adam and Eve and the Fall? Did he tell the story of Cain and Able and warn the people about sin and anger? Did he tell the story of Noah and the flood? How about the covenant God made with Abraham? Did he tell the stories of Joseph and Moses, The Ten Commandments, Joshua, David, Elijah, Elisha, Daniel, and Nehemiah? Did he teach on living by faith?
We have all heard these stories but many Christians do not know how they all fit together. What is the backbone of the Bible revealing the main themes of the Scripture from Genesis to Revelation? This is what is learned in a Six Day Oral Bible School. We look at the foundation and the principles on which the world was created. We see God’s idea of how men and women are to live together. And then we follow the Biblical narrative as it is revealed in Scripture and allow God to speak and shows us His ways.
Jesus said “Go and make disciples of all the nations.” He did not say, Go and make disciples of all the people who can read. In the Oral Bible School we equip saints for the work of the ministry, both those who read, and those who cannot read. It is wonderful to see adult people who love the Lord and would have gone to Bible school when they were young except they didn’t k now how to read, have the chance to go to a Bible school especially designed for them. How good it is to see these oral learners equipped for the work of the ministry. Their lives are transformed for now they understand the Bible as they hear the stories of Scripture in their native language and have opportunity to discuss these stories with others of their tribe. God has a place for all of us. This is what an Oral Bible School is all about.
Jesus gave some as apostles, some as prophets, some as evangelists and some as pastors and teachers to equip the saints for the work of the ministry... Six Day Oral Bible schools are designed to quip believers who are oral learners for the work of the ministry. Some are non literate, some can read, but all are equipped.