Teaching Notes are Bible studies we taught before GraceLife Ministries began publishing articles online in 1995. Some were presented as sermons, others as group studies.

Our hope is that these older studies will be a blessing to you in your life and ministry. Please use them in any way God leads you.

[These notes are from a Bible study taught more than 40 years ago. The notes are in outline form.]

Prov. 2:5 – “Then shalt thou understand the fear of the Lord, and find the knowledge of God.”

Personal survey of major problems among Christians:

  1. Having the fear of God
  2. Having the knowledge of God (Proverbs. 1:7)

Steps to finding the knowledge of God:

  1. Prov. 2:1 – Spiritual receptivity
  • Matt. 13:23 (understanding)
  • Acts 2:41 (joy)
  • Acts 17:11 (readiness of mind)
  • 1 Thessalonians. 2:13 (the Word of God)

2. Prov. 2:1 – Hiding the commandments of God

  • Psalm 37:31 (keep from sliding)
  • Psalm 40:8 (a delight to the heart)
  • Jer. 31:33
  • Rom. 7:22
  • II Cor. 3:3

3. Prov. 2:2 – Inclining the ear to wisdom

4. Prov. 2:2 – Apply your heart to understanding

5. Prov. 2:3 – Crying after knowledge .. Lifting up the voice of understanding

6. Prov. 2:4 – Seeking it as silver .. searching for it as hid treasure

Promise to seekers:

  • Deut. 4:29 (Find God)
  • II Chron. 7:14 (Forgiveness)
  • Prov. 8:17 (Find God)
  • Prov. 2:5 (Find knowledge)

[Thank you for reading these teaching notes from more than 40 years ago. My prayer is they will be a blessing to you, your family and your ministry.]