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Sunday 01.31.16 (the fear of the Lord)

This Sunday we’ll take a look at Proverbs 14 and talk about what it means when the Bible uses the phrase “the fear of the Lord.” We will also have a special presentation by the Gideons International on their work to spread Bibles across the US and the world. Then Sunday evening, we begin our 5-week Winter Bible Study series on 2 Corinthians, The Church’s Ministry Handbook. Hope to see you there!

@945 Small Groups / Sunday School for all ages
@1045 Worship Gathering
@6pm Winter Bible Study in church library

Sermon Notes
The Fear of the Lord ~ Proverbs 14:26-27

  • Out of 27 occurrences the phrase “the fear of the Lord” appears 14 times in Proverbs, these tell us that fearing God…
    • Marks the start of our journey to true knowledge and wisdom (1:7, 29; 2:5, 9:10, 15:33)
    • Brings us to hate sin and turn from evil (8:13, 16:6, 23:17)
    • Leads to a long and lasting life (10:27, 14:27, 22:4)
    • Is better than great treasure (15:26)
    • Provides satisfaction in life (19:23)
  • The fear of the Lord is “that indefinable mixture of reverence, fear, pleasure, joy, and awe which fills our hearts when we realize who God is and what he has done for us.” –Sinclair Ferguson, Grow in Grace
  • Learn to fear God as his beloved children by seeing him more and more in his greatness, glory and power
    • This provides us with great confidence (14:26)
    • This leads to comfort for others (14:26)
    • This leads to true and lasting life (14:27)

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