Learning to teach the Bible is a high calling. The First Time Bible Teacher podcast walks through some of the basic principles any Bible teacher needs to know. Brian Higgins draws from his 10+ years of Bible teaching experience and countless years of wisdom from incredible mentors. Subjects include outlining a passage, using illustrations well, commanding an audience, and much more.

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Teaching Without A Pulpit

For many, the desire to teach is more present than the opportunities. That doesn't mean that you can't hone your teaching gift now. This episode is designed to encourage you to develop your teaching abilities even if you don't have formal opportunities. We'll outline a…
Brian Higgins
May 18, 2019
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Honesty In Teaching

When it comes to teaching the Bible, people need to know you're a real person. This episode dives into how we can be relatable by looking at four areas where honesty helps in teaching. For more info, visit goodlion.io.
Brian Higgins
April 15, 2019
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Preaching To The Culture

When we teach the Bible to people, we get a small part of their entire lives. The culture is teaching things to our listeners all the time and we need to speak to those things. This episode discusses the role teachers should take in relating…
Brian Higgins
March 25, 2019
First Time Bible Teacher

Preaching To Your People

Teaching is a very personal thing. As you teach the Bible, you need to be very careful to consider the actual people you are standing in front of. Bible teachers can easily start teaching hypothetical people, not the real people in their church. This episode…
Brian Higgins
March 4, 2019
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The Role Of Prayer In Study

In all of our reading, writing and prepping, the step that might be easiest to skip is prayer. Without prayer, we're just relying on ourselves. That's a dangerous place for any Bible teacher to be in. This episode helps you think through the role of…
Brian Higgins
February 25, 2019
First Time Bible Teacher

Personal Study vs. Corporate Study

In teaching the Bible, it's very easy to turn all Bible reading into message prep. This episode discusses the importance of making a distinction between personal study and corporate study. For more info, visit goodlion.io.Learning to teach the Bible is a high calling. The First…
Brian Higgins
February 25, 2019
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Finding Your Voice

Learning how to teach is one thing, but learning how to teach authentically is another. This episode is all about finding your own voice in preaching and learning to harness that. For more info, visit brianrhiggins.com.Learning to teach the Bible is a high calling. The…
Brian Higgins
September 10, 2018
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Commanding An Audience

Bible teaching isn't about power, but it is about leadership. This episode discusses the importance of commanding your audience and provides some tips for capturing their attention. For more info, visit brianrhiggins.comLearning to teach the Bible is a high calling. The First Time Bible Teacher…
Brian Higgins
August 27, 2018
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Illustrations

Using illustrations is key to teaching the Bible well. This episode goes over how to use illustrations well to enhance your message rather than distract from it. For more info, go to brianrhiggins.com.Learning to teach the Bible is a high calling. The First Time Bible…
Brian Higgins
August 13, 2018
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Applications

Bringing the Bible into real life is one of the chief jobs of Bible teachers. This episode dives into the art of applications, pulling specific principles out of a text and showing how they can be lived. For more info, visit brianrhiggins.com.Learning to teach the…
Brian Higgins
August 6, 2018
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Conclusions

Closing out your message well is crucial, but so many people let their messages fall apart at the end. This episode explains how you can finish your message well and use your conclusion to help people remember the truths you just taught them. For more…
Brian Higgins
July 23, 2018

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