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Baxter on the Fear of Man 2 - by Michael Phillips
Baxter on Fearing Man - Part 2 of 2
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Proverbs 29:25
Jan 01, 1988 pm - Tonight, with the Lord's blessing, we'll complete our study of Richard Baxter on the Fear of Man. The fear itself is not wrong. At times, the Lord permits it and even commands it. It becomes wrong when it's run to excess--when we pass from "caution" to "cowardice". Applied to witnessing, your fear is sinful if it keeps you silent when God gives you good opportunities to speak up for Christ. When you have the chance; when you know you ought to--but don't--because you're scared. The problem is serious and nearly universal. Spurgeon said he never met the man to whom he was afraid to witness. Can you say that? I can't. "The fear of man brings a snare". To help us overcome this fear, Baxter has quite a bit to say. Last week, we looked at these: If you want to stop fearing man, you must: 1.Value heaven more than earth. 2.Believe in God. 3.Remember how weak the man is you fear. 4.Remember that every man is under God's control. 5.Remember that suffering is not as bad as you think it is. 6.Remember that your Master suffered and no disciple is above his Master. Let's pick it up from there. If you want to overcome the fear of man, please REMEMBER, YOU WILL SUFFER MORE FOR NOT WITNESSING THAN ... More >>>

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