Teaching Notes: The Greatest Desire of a Christian’s Life

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.

This study looks at what should be the greatest desire of every Christian.

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

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Teaching Notes: Accentuate the Positive

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.]

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Romans – The Gospel of God (Part 59)

And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting; being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers, backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving, unmerciful; who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them.” Romans 1:28-32

Paul’s letter to the Romans is made up of more than seven-thousand words. We learn in Romans 16 that a man named Tertius wrote the letter as Paul dictated it to him. Given that letters from the same time period averaged less than one-hundred words, we see that Paul’s Roman epistle carried a tremendous weight of importance – literally as well as spiritually.

Paul took great time at possibly great expense [the cost of paying a scribe for his time along with the cost of purchasing the materials for a letter as long as Romans would be very high] to share his thoughts with Christians living in Rome. Paul, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, had much to say and was careful in preparing his readers to receive the impact of what God wanted them to know.

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Teaching Notes: On Principles of Parental Communications

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.

This study looks at parenting from the perspective of God’s Word.

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

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Teaching Notes: Principles of Marital Communications

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.

This study is the second in a series about Dating and Marriage and looks at marriage communications from the perspective of God’s Word.

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

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Teaching Notes: Dating and Marriage

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 the first part of a series about dating, marriage and parenting. We will publish the other parts of the series soon.

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

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Teaching Notes: How To Know God’s Will For Your Life

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.

This study looks at how a Christian can know God’s specific will for their lives.

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

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Romans – The Gospel of God (Part 58)

And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting; being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers, backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving, unmerciful; who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them.” Romans 1:28-32

I have often said that reading Romans 1:28-32 is like reading the daily newspaper, listening to the radio news or watching the evening newscast. I know saying that dates me since most people get their news online, on cable or satellite, or through social media 24-7 these days, but I still say it that way.  There was a time when getting news was based on an appointment with the delivery time of a morning or afternoon newspaper or the top or bottom of the hour for radio news or 6pm for television news.

Newspapers, the “nightly” news and radio newscasts during the day were how we kept up with news decades ago. The delivery platforms for news have changed since the 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s, but people have not. The attitudes and actions of people of the mid-20th century are the same as people in the early-21st century. In fact, people haven’t changed since the 1st century of Paul’s time or even the 21st century BC. People are, were and will continue to be exactly as Paul described them in Romans 1.

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