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There have always been many voices saying “This is the way to know God.” Today’s media explosion has created more voices and more confusion. Why then another? Personal connection with other believers cannot be replaced by the mass media. It is much more satisfying to have a deep spiritual relationship with ten believers than to be in a crowd of ten thousand. Every individual is important to God, and His plan involves each one in a very real way. There are things that are important to God that can only take place in close personal relationships. Our purpose is to share truth to help strengthen your relationship with God and with other believers in your locality. The goal of God is to build a family of His children together in love, walking in truth. Personal submission and obedience to Christ will bring conformity of each member to Christ, and a growing expression of the nature of God in a local gathering. The testimony going out to the world around will be as a “light set on a hill that cannot be hidden” and “the pillar and ground of the truth.”
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Jan 19, 2017

Episode 61 The Fear of God


There are many scriptures that speak about “the fear of God.” In our time, it seems that is not a very popular subject. We would much rather speak about the love of God. But we dare not ignore any area of truth and concentrate on things we like. Should we fear God? In the Old Testament there is much mention of those who feared God. But there are also many scriptures in the New Testament that speak of the fear of God. How do we reconcile the love of God and the fear of God? Is there a right fear of God? Should a fear of displeasing God be a motivation in our lives?


• There is only one God (Old Testament and New Testament)
• Words (such as love and fear) need to be understood in context
o Love—4 Greek nouns
o Fear—3 Greek nouns
• The love of God (action) comes to God even in fear and trembling
• We come to God because of Jesus Christ and what he has done
• We always come in reverence (Godly fear), not familiarity
• A proper fear of God will inspire:
o A worship that is pleasing to God (John 4:21-24)
o A circumspect walk (Acts 9:31)
o A fear of touching the “unclean thing” (2 Cor. 6:11-7:1)
o A carefulness in our relationships with others (Eph. 4:25-5:21
o Careful attention to this great salvation (Phil. 2:12)
o An acceptable service to God (Hebrews 12)
• How do we get a right kind of fear?
o Revelation of who God is by the Spirit (1 Cor. 2)
o Asking God to reveal Himself to us  (John 14)
o A careful reading of scriptural accounts that reveal God in action
o Waiting before God (giving Him undivided attention)
o Meditation on the majesty of God in all things (His divine attributes)
o Obedience

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• Theme song “Will Your Anchor Hold” sung by J. Ashley Milne
• Comments and questions welcome. Email David@AnchorOfTruth.com