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"The Fear of God"

By Pastor Greg Smart
East Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church

Text:  Romans 3:18

Topic: Discipleship

I. THE FEAR OF GOD IS A GREAT RESTRAINT FOR EVIL

Proverbs 16:6 By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the LORD men depart from evil.

II. THE FEAR OF GOD WILL BRING PEOPLE TO CHRIST FOR SALVATION

Psalm 85:9 Surely his salvation is nigh them that fear him; that glory may Dwell in our land.

III. THE FEAR OF GOD WILL PRODUCE PURITY -

Psalm 19:9 The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring forever: the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether.

IV. THE FEAR OF GOD WILL AFFECT OUR WHOLE LIFE. -

Psalm 34:9 O fear the LORD, ye his saints: for there is no want to them that fear him.

V. THE FEAR OF THE LORD WILL AFFECT OUR WORSHIP

Ecclesiastes. 5:1 Keep thy foot when thou goest to the house of God, and be more ready to hear, than to give the sacrifice of fools: for they consider not that they do evil.

VI.  THE FEAR OF GOD IS A CURE FOR MAN MADE THINGS.

Psalm 34:7 The angel of the LORD encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them.

VII. THE QUESTION OF THE DAY -- DOST NOT THOU FEAR GOD?

DO YOU FEAR GOD?

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