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 teaching notes are from a study about Revival. If you have not read Part 1 of this study, please read it here.

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

The Church

Jesus said – “I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” (Matthew 16:18)

The Apostle Paul wrote that we are “of the household of God; And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone” (Ephesians 2:19-20).

Paul wrote Timothy – “that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth” (1 Timothy 3:15).

[indepth about honor for the Church]

As for the responsibility to ministers of the Gospel, here is what Paul had to say –

“That ye submit yourselves unto such, and to every one that helpeth with us, and laboureth.” 1 Corinthians 16:16

And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you; And to esteem them very highly in love for their work’s sake.” 1 Thessalonians 5:12-13

 Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine.” 1 Timothy 5:17

“Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God: whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation.” Hebrews 13:7

The Purpose

Ephesians 1:4 reads – “According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love.”

[indepth about God’s purpose for His children]

“… let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.” 2 Corinthians 7:1

“Be ye holy; for I am holy.” 1 Peter 1:16

“… what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness.” 2 Peter 3:11

“Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.” Matthew 5:8

“Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned.” 1 Timothy 1:5

“Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently.” 1 Peter 1:22

What do we have before us today? An important decision to make:

Repent, and do the first works   “or else”

“I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place.” Revelation 2:5

Repent — Attitude of the heart

Doing the first works — Behavior of the life

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