Religious Educator: Perspectives on the Restored Gospel


Sunday School, teacher, Jesus Christ

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One of the desires of the heart that I’ve had since being called at age eighteen to teach a youth Sunday School class is the desire to become a good teacher. Chapter 3 of John’s Gospel is best known for the exchange between the Savior and Nicodemus about the need to be born again. For me, however, the most moving part of that dialogue has always been the way Nicodemus greeted the Savior. He began with the salutation, “Rabbi,” which, as you scholars know, is the Jewish title for “master” or “teacher.” He continued, “We know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him” ( John 3:2).