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 sermon about discipleship.

[These notes are from a sermon series preached more than 40 years ago.]

Matthew 5:14

“Ye are the light of the world.”

(We are the light in a world of darkness – rebuke and guide)

“A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.”

(God’s Word does not teach secret discipleship)

Matthew 5:15

“Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.”

(Our lives will radiate either good or bad to all)

Matthew 5:16

“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”

(Glorifying God is our primary duty in life – John 17:4)


  • Life message
  • Life style
  • Evidence or outward sign of what God is doing in my life


  • 1 Peter 3:5
  • A declaration of facts


  • Matthew 28:19-20
  • Proclaim the Good News

[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.]