One thing I am learning as part of my internship with Church Assistance Ministry (CAM) is how I study and exegete the Bible best.
I have learned through my work that I need to study the Bible in small chunks of time over many days. As I prepare to teach at church in July, study between 30 minutes and two hours at a time. This is the best way for me to prepare because it allows me to think about the text a little bit at a time and then something else while my subconscious continues to work on the text. Then when I come back to the text a day or two later, I often have new ideas and thoughts that I can write down and work through. This allows me to work on those thoughts and try to get them on paper in a form that can be beneficial to others.
I am hoping to stick to this process so that it helps me do the best job I can to teach the Bible to others.
Question: What prepares you best to teach?