Fear Him…Fear Him Not
Whether or not you should fear God’s judgment depends on a decision you make now. Those who have followed the promptings of the Holy Spirit and surrendered to Christ have no reason to fear God’s wrath. Anyone who hasn’t done that, well, it isn’t looking good.
Jesus dealt with that very issue of fear in a conversation with his disciples in Luke 12:1-12. He had been occupied with the religious leaders for a bit, but now he turned to assure his closest followers that his words to the Pharisees and scribes were not for them. Those assurances are solid promises that apply to any and all who would follow him. And they are going to bring comfort to all who hear his Word this weekend.
The Gospel of Luke | Pt. 3
Fear Him...Fear Him Not
Pastor Todd Dugard // Luke 12:1-12
August 13-14, 2016
When you resist the Lord, you should fear him because...
...he will win the power struggle (v. 1)
...he knows your motives (v. 2-3)
...he will send you to hell (v. 4-5)
When you follow the Lord, you should not fear him because…
...he values you greatly (v. 6-7)
...he welcomes you (v. 8-9)
...he forgives you (v. 10)
...he indwells and empowers you (v. 11-12)