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Author: Ron Graham

Seven Influences

The Influence of Fear
—Fear encourages faithfulness

Since the two previous lessons have been about faith and hope, you probably expected this lesson to be about love, for "faith, hope, and love, these three..." certainly belong together (1Corinthians 13:13). However, I am keeping love for our seventh and last influence, and looking now at an influence that is linked to faith, hope, and love, namely fear(Hebrews 12:28-29 1Peter 1:17).

1 Fear of God Encourages Us to Obey Him

2 Fear Can Fail

3 Having a Right Fear of God

Note:— No Fear in Love. When John says "There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear" (1John 4:17-18), he is talking about the wrong kind of fear which we have discussed. The right kind of fear supports love, and we need the influence of that fear along with the influence of love.


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