The Joy of Fearing God: The Fear of the Lord Is a Life-Giving Fountain

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How can fear lead to joy?

Isn't the fear of the Lord kind of old-fashioned? After all, Christians are supposed to love God and live in intimate relationship with Him. What kind of relationship can you have with someone you fear? A great one asserts Jerry Bridges, 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 ...

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Overview

How can fear lead to joy?

Isn't the fear of the Lord kind of old-fashioned? After all, Christians are supposed to love God and live in intimate relationship with Him. What kind of relationship can you have with someone you fear? A great one asserts Jerry Bridges, 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 Christians should fear God. As he examines the awesome greatness of God--His incredible holiness, deep wisdom, and inspiring love--Bridges provides a deeper understanding of who God is and what it means to have a biblical fear of 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's something that can change your relationship with God--and your life! Discover the surprising joy of fearing God!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781578560578
  • Publisher: The Doubleday Religious Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 4/28/1998
  • Format: Cassette
  • Product dimensions: 4.30 (w) x 7.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Jerry Bridges, former vice president for corporate affairs of the Navigators, is currently a sought-after conference speaker in a national Bible-teaching ministry. He is the author of six books, including I Exalt You, O God and The Pursuit of Holiness which has sold over one million copies. Jerry and his wife, Jane, live in Colorado.

From the Hardcover edition.

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Table of Contents

From a Fellow Pilgrim ix
My Thanks xi
Part I What Is This Fear?
1 Glorious Truth: Joy, Wisdom, and the Fear of God 1
2 A Parable of Awe: How the Right Fear Grows 13
3 Soul of Godliness: Should Christians Fear God? 25
Part II The God We Fear
4 Beyond Measure, Beyond Compare: The Greatness of God 45
5 Transcendent Majesty: The Holiness of God 63
6 Skill and Splendor on Display: The Wisdom of God 79
7 Our Amazing Father: The Love of God 97
Part III Responding to Our Awesome God
8 Fanning the Flames: Growing in the Fear of God 117
9 He Is Lord: All of Life Under All His Authority 135
10 The Fruit of the Tree: The Delight of Right Obedience 155
11 He Is Here: All of Life in His Conscious Presence 175
12 For Life and Breath and Everything: Depending on God 191
13 His Excellence Shining Forth: Bringing Glory to God 213
14 He Is Worthy: Fearing God in Worship 231
15 Special Blessings, Special Honor: Enjoying Him Now and Forever 253
Study Guide 269
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