“What Kind of Relationship Can You Have with Someone You Fear?
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. 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!”
We will begin meeting again Tuesday Nights at 7 PM on September 8. It will be a wonderful time of discussion from two titles by Jerry Bridges: 1).The Joy of Fearing God, and 2). The Pursuit of Holiness. The latest version of these books have study questions included. If you have an older copy, be sure to get the study guide that corresponds to each book.
Please get them and start reading “The Joy of Fearing God” and answering the questions. We will discuss chapter one in our first time meeting together.
We will take up The Joy of Fearing God for the Fall Semester.
Proverbs 14:26-27 states: In the fear of the Lord there is strong confidence, And his children will have refuge. The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life, That one may avoid the snares of death.
P.S. The ladies will be doing a Bible study on 1 Peter with Susan Heck during the same timeframe.
***Nursery and Child Care Provided.