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  • Eccl.12:13-14
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  • Wisdom Pleasure Architecture Gardening Ranching Fine Arts Wealth Reputation Vanity And Vexation of The Spirit
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  • 13. Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. 14. For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.
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  • V.1 Remember now thy creator V.7 dust return to the earth spirit shall return unto God
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  • V. 13 conclusion Climax Fear God Terror - dread Reverence - Respect Keep His Commandments Obey - Acts 10:35
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  • V. 13 whole duty of man This is the duty of all men this is right for every man. It is his whole work and business
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  • V. 14 For God shall bring every work into judgment,... One day give account Every work - all things Man who fears God
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  • V. 14 with every secret thing, whether it be good or whether it be evil. Secret sins Cannot hide them from God
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  • Acts 13:16 ye that fear God 1 Pet. 2:17 Fear God. Acts 9:31 the fear of the Lord. Acts 10:34-35 feareth him Phil. 2:12 fear and trembling
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  • Fear - in the New Testament Greek = phobos Scared - running away Phobia - English word AcrophobiaMusophobia Pyrophobia Claustrophobia
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  • Fear - in the New Testament Phobos + Theos Fear of God Not a fear of His Power Not a fear of retribution Reverential fear To hold in respect
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  • Fear - in the New Testament Phobos + Theos Not like a slave / terror There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love. 1 John 4:18
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  • Some Have Feared God Noah - Heb. 11:7 moved with fear, prepared an ark Job 1:1 one that feared God Early Church - Acts 9:31 and walking in the fear of the Lord
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  • 1. Depart from Evil Pro. 3:7 Fear the Lord, and depart from evil. Pro. 16:6 by the fear of the Lord men depart from evil. Job 28:28 to depart from evil
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  • 1. Depart from Evil Paul explains that the Jews sinned because there is no fear of God before their eyes Rom. 3:18 Pro. 8:13 to hate evil
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  • 2. Obey His Commandments Ecl. 12:13 keep Acts 10:34-35 fear God and work righteousness Ps. 112:1 delighteth greatly in His commandments.
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  • 3. Comes through Word of God Rom. 10:17 - same for fear Deut.31:10-13 that they may learn to fear the Lord Ps. 34:11 Phil. 2:12 Heb. 10:31
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  • Not for life under the Sun Vanity and Vexation of Spirit
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  • Fear God and keep His commandments
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  • Sermon by Arthur Pigman Evans Church of Christ 515 Gibbs Road Evans, Ga. 30809 [email protected] Sunday Morning January 17, 2010