Basic: Fear God
A Francis Chan DVD
One of the recurring themes in the Bible is the idea of the fear of God. When it comes to fearing God, though, it seems like so many in the church today want to reduce this fear to some sort of mere reverence or respect, or some ill-defined thing in their minds called “awe.”
Could it be that when the Bible says we’re to fear God, it’s not just talking about respect — that it really means we’re to be terrified of Him? Could it be that this fear of God is what will ultimately lead us to the life that we were created to live?
14 minutes DVD run time.
Comes with a personal reflection study guide.
Subtitles in 14 Languages
Subtitles in English, and also in Afrikaans, Arabic, Dutch, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Script Chinese, Spanish, Ukrainian.
To understand the relationship between God and man, we turn to those who have directly interacted with Him in the Bible. In each case, they are met with fear. Not respect, reverence or courage, but sheer speechlessness, humility, and complete surrender. They are overcome with pure fear and many of them cry out to be destroyed.
Most people today have lost this fear. We must understand that a true fear of God leads to the keeping of His commandments and leads to life. The Proverbs are right: it’s the beginning of wisdom.
Everyone who has come face-to-face with God falls over in fear. Do you think you’d do anything different?
About Francis Chan
Francis Chan is an American preacher. He is the former teaching pastor of Cornerstone Community Church in Simi Valley, CA. He is also the Founder and Chancellor of Eternity Bible College and author of the best-selling book, Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God, and Forgotten God: Reversing Our Tragic Neglect of the Holy Spirit. His other works include Erasing Hell and the Basic Series, a set of teaching DVDs.
Chan is a highly sought after speaker at many Christian colleges, major national and international events and conferences. He is also currently active with Children’s Hunger Fund, African Renewal Ministries and World Impact. Chan frequently talks about ‘What the Bible is really saying’ and really living our lives that way. He is not afraid of confronting lukewarmness.