SERMON NOTES: I Believe But Don’t Fear God 2 Timothy 3:2-5 God is not a _______ . ‘Fear of God’, has a bit more to do with ________ than fear. An ___________ God is very handy but not Christianity. Rather than fear the bully we need to be in ____of God. We follow _________, ___________and the Spirit to live in awe of God. God’s plan is not ___________ but ___________in our lives. FURTHER STUDY: Matthew 22 Psalm 36 Proverbs 1 Romans 7 Ephesians 6 1 Timothy 4
Matthew 22:37 37 He said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ Psalms 36:1-2 1 Transgression speaks to the wicked deep in their hearts; there is no fear of God before their eyes. 2 For they flatter themselves in their own eyes that their iniquity cannot be found out and hated. Proverbs 1:7 7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction. Romans 7:21-25 21 So I find it to be a law that when I want to do what is good, evil lies close at hand. 22 For I delight in the law of God in my inmost self, 23 but I see in my members another law at war with the law of my mind, making me captive to the law of sin that dwells in my members. 24 Wretched man that I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death? 25 Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, with my mind I am a slave to the law of God, but with my flesh I am a slave to the law of sin. Ephesians 1-3 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, [a] for this is right. 2 “Honor your father and mother”—this is the first commandment with a promise: 3 “so that it may be well with you and you may live long on the earth.” 1 Timothy 4:16 16 Pay close attention to yourself and to your teaching; continue in these things, for in doing this you will save both yourself and your hearers. Proverbs 9:10 10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight.