The tougher things in this series – the fear of the Lord, the fact of hell, and the freedom of obedience – make sense only because God loves us.
There is a kind of freedom in doing whatever you want, but it usually ends in slavery. Then there is the freedom of obedience.
We can”t call Jesus our Lord and ignore the harder things he said. And he did indeed say some hard things about eternal punishment.
We begin a new series today on some of the fundamentals of our faith. We begin with the oft-neglected but very beneficial fear of the Lord.