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I Believe In God but Don't Fear Him

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The UnBelieving Christian 2  •  Sermon  •  Submitted   •  Presented   •  40:43
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What is an Unbelieving Christian?

An Unbelieving Christian is someone who Believes there is a God but lives like God does not exist.

Gallup - 94% of Americans Believe in a Universal Spirit.

Those who Believe in God but Don’t Fear Him are living a Customized Christianity

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Christians want to Pick and Choose what parts of the Faith to Live by like going to Piccadilly.

We Want His Love, but Not His Wrath

We Want His Mercy but Not His Mercy

We Want His Blessings but don’t Want to Take Up Our Cross

We Believe in God, but We don’t Fear Him

Psalm 36:1–2 NLT
Sin whispers to the wicked, deep within their hearts. They have no fear of God at all. In their blind conceit, they cannot see how wicked they really are.

What Do You Think Sin Says?

Psalm 36:1–2 NLT
Sin whispers to the wicked, deep within their hearts. They have no fear of God at all. In their blind conceit, they cannot see how wicked they really are.

What if David Was Talking About Us?

What if We Really Do Believe in God but Don’t Fear Him?

LOVING GOD + RESPECTING GOD = FEARING GOD

Most People Don’t Want to Serve a God They Should FEAR

The Fear of the Lord Leads to Blessings and Goodness

Proverbs 9:10 NIV84
“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
Proverbs 14:27 NIV84
The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life, turning a man from the snares of death.
Proverbs 22:4 NLT
True humility and fear of the Lord lead to riches, honor, and long life.

WHEN YOU TRULY FEAR GOD, YOU WILL OBEY HIM WITOUT ANY CONDITIONS

Genesis 22:12 NIV84
“Do not lay a hand on the boy,” he said. “Do not do anything to him. Now I know that you fear God, because you have not withheld from me your son, your only son.”

The Greatest Evidence for the Fear of God is COMPLETE OBEDIENCE TO GOD

John 14:15 NLT
“If you love me, obey my commandments.

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WHEN YOU TRULY FEAR GOD, YOU WILL FOREVER BE RUINED

Isaiah 6:5 NIV84
“Woe to me!” I cried. “I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, the Lord Almighty.”

“The Fear of the Lord is an ongoing attitude of my heart that moves me to choose, over and over again to obey God when it would be easier to do something else.”

1 Peter 1:17 NLT
And remember that the heavenly Father to whom you pray has no favorites. He will judge or reward you according to what you do. So you must live in reverent fear of him during your time here as “temporary residents.”
Proverbs 8:13 NLT
All who fear the Lord will hate evil. Therefore, I hate pride and arrogance, corruption and perverse speech.

IN WHAT AREA OF YOUR LIFE ARE YOU NOT FEARING AND NOT OBEYING GOD?

WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO ABOUT IT?

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