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Join our mailing listIf we pray: 'Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven', we're saying 'As it is in heaven, so let it be on earth' - we ought to expect some joy to be around, wouldn't we? C.S. Lewis said: 'Joy is the serious business of heaven'. Psalm 16 verse 11 that we read at the outset: 'In Your presence there is fullness of joy, and at Your right hand there are pleasures forevermore'. Just in case there is somebody here who is not a Christian - there might be, you're very welcome by the way - you might be searching for pleasure and joy in the most obvious places that this world advertises it to be. OK, in various substances, various extracurricular activities; but you know that whilst there can be a momentary pleasure in those things - and let's not lie, there is pleasure in sin for a season, the Bible says - you do not gain joy, lasting, permanent joy. It is only found in this verse, it's only found with God. But note also, for everybody here, joy is not to be found in the absence of trouble, but in the presence of God... [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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