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Join our mailing listTonight we're looking again at another very vast subject, it has to be said, but we're going to try and do it justice tonight: 'The Fear Of Man'. Our text, though we will be looking at many scriptures, our first text is Proverbs 29 verse 25: "The fear of man brings a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord shall be safe". We've already quoted this verse two weeks ago, 'The fear of man brings a snare'. The picture is of an entrapment, and basically what this verse is saying is the truth that whoever lives in fear - particularly the fear of man - will never be a free person. Now that is tragic, because it is for freedom that Christ has set us free. He died on the cross to purchase our freedom and liberty. Where the Spirit of the Lord is there is freedom. So I want to ask you tonight: how has the fear of man robbed you?

Now there are two areas that I want to focus on tonight, there may be more, but for our purposes we're looking at first of all: the control that comes from others when we fear man - how your personal freedoms can be encroached upon when you operate in the fear of man. Then the second area, which is a major one for us as evangelical, Bible-believing Christians, is the hindrance in sharing the Gospel or in evangelism... [Listen or read more...]

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The Joy Of Fearing God
by Jerry BridgesThe Joy Of Fearing God by Jerry Bridges

For most of us, fear is something we try to avoid. And fearing God hardly sounds like an occasion for joy. But Jerry Bridges shows how the fear of the Lord is actually the key that opens the door to a life of true knowledge, wisdom, blessing, and joy.

We all want a deeper, more intimate relationship with God - one that's characterized by joy. But how does fearing God lead to joy? After all, aren't we supposed to love Him and live in intimate relationship with Him? Jerry Bridges explores this paradox as he unpacks the biblical promise that God delights in those who fear Him.

In 'The Joy Of Fearing God', trusted author Jerry Bridges gives you a surprising and revealing look at what the Bible says about why and how we should fear God. Join him as he unveils the awesome greatness of God - His incredible holiness, deep wisdom, and especially His inspiring love. You'll gain a deeper understanding of who God is that will draw you into a truly biblical, and surprisingly delightful, fear of God - a fear that includes your own genuine, heartfelt delight in God.

You'll make the startling discovery that the fear of the Lord, far from being something to avoid, is the key to joyful, fulfilling, and genuine intimacy with God. It can change your relationship with God and change your life! Discover the surprising Joy of Fearing God!

Jerry Bridges (1929-2016) was a staff member of the Navigators collegiate ministry, and a well-known Christian writer and conference speaker. He is the author of many helpful books, including 'The Pursuit Of Holiness', which has sold more than 1.5 million copies.

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