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SON OF GOD In the beginning was the word….Those are the first words of the Gospel of John and the first words spoken by the old, beloved disciples in the movie Son of God. He’s recalling the wondrous days when he walked with the Christ, when he spoke with Him and ate with Him, when he watched Him die and saw Him rise again. He tells us that Jesus was surely the Son of God. With all that John saw, how could he think otherwise? And so, in his old age, he decides to tell us about it too so that we might believe this movie tell the story of Jesus birth, His miracles, His teaching, His torture, His death and His resurrection. It is good to tale again for the sake of some people who may not have yet heard it because they don’t go to church, who may never read the Bible, through this visual storytelling become a way of knowing Jesus and how He come to life. As such Jesus is kind, merciful, determined and brilliant. A man who seems indeed to be both fully human and fully divine. He is as John says “The light shining in the darkness.” The one who came to saves us all. He works miracles, and He preaches the Good news. This movie also depicts a compassionate Christ, who finds himself moved by the plight of humans and who refuses to condescend to them. Jesus tenderly touches the face of the disgraced adulterers and forgives her sins, moments after challenging the hypocrisy of her would-be killers. He sends a lame man walking after morally restoring him as well. Before nourishing their souls, He attends to the physical needs of thousands who have gathered on a hill to hear Him by feeding them. Jesus also became a good teacher. He would explain difficult things in ways that made them easy to understand. He taught people everywhere He met them. He taught them at the seashore and on boats, He taught them in homes and when travelling Jesus walked from place to place teaching people. He is a good teacher because He loved people. He wanted to help people learn about God. Jesus loved grown-ups, He loved children too and children liked to be with Jesus because He would talked to them and listen to them. Jesus used different teaching methods like first is the Adaptability where Jesus adapted His teaching to the type of hearer with whom He was dealing. Second is Conversation. Jesus was more of a conversationalist than an orator. He walked with people and talked with them. He sat and spoke of soul matters. He was interested in individuals recognizing the value of each soul. He used the dialogue method, sometimes posing questions Himself and sometimes responding to questions of others. Third is the use of Repetition. One important aspect of the teaching method of Jesus was His practice of repeating His sayings. Fourth is Illustration. Jesus made frequent use of metaphors, often of the most striking kind. His self-description as light, door, vine and shepherd are drawn from common illustration which where all the more effective. Fifth is Story Telling. Jesus used stories of real events both historical and current. Last is Mentoring. Jesus taught many people and preached to multitudes. He touched many lives. He also called out 12 people who walked with Him, talked with Him, lived with Him and watched Him up close. Jesus invested heavily into their lives so that they could impart the same investment to others. As I reflect to myself as a teacher, I am too far as I compare myself with Jesus on how He is as a teacher. For my nine years teaching experience, 4 years in private and five years in the public school I can say that I try to give my best to my students in order for them to give a good quality education but sometimes I know that my best are not good enough to meet their individual needs and to fully nurture their minds because of several factors in public school set-up. My weaknesses as a teacher also became a factor to hinder me to give all my best to my students. Sometimes I cannot fully express myself to my students. I am afraid to try new teaching techniques to make our lesson become more interesting and just stay in traditional method of teaching. Sometimes my time for my preparations for tomorrow lessons allotted in making my daily lesson log or sometimes to school reports that needed to accomplish so my time for my preparation for next lessons become lessen and hinders me to think of innovative way on how my lessons become more interesting and enjoyable. But as I enter in the Graduate School it becomes a big help to me to become a better teacher. Through this I learned some innovative and newest trend in teaching that I can use and It provides me with many good experiences that makes me better so I want to finish my master’s degree not just to earn units but to grow as a teacher and to give my very best to my students. I also prayed that like what Jesus did I could be always compassionate to my students most especially with students that have behavioral problems so I could help those. I also want to be not just a best teacher but also a good mentor to my students, one who will help them to learn what they need to learn, bring out the best in them, teaching them good values and to become a part of their successful future. I hope that just like how Jesus touches and change our lives; I could make it also to every student that I am going to handle each year. I hope I can touch and change their lives too and I can make good things to them and prepare them to the next level of their lives to help them to achieve their good future.

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