Guatemala: Tear Down the Wall

We arrived in Guatemala late Saturday night (Jan. 20) in Guatemala City. As soon as we stepped out of the airport, I was immediately satisfied with the air of warmth I felt having flown from Missouri. After many months of hearing about the two American missionaries we’d be working with, we finally got to meet […]

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Christ Upholds Us

Matthew 8:26, “Why are you afraid, O you of little faith?” All throughout Scripture we hear the command, “Fear the Lord” only to elsewhere be juxtaposed with, “Fear not!” Jesus Himself says to fear him who has the power to destroy both body and soul in Hell, then subsequently not to fear since God values us […]

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The Fear of the Lord as Filial Fear: Part V. Centrality of Wisdom (Conclusion)

This entire series is my 30-paged bachelor thesis I submitted to the theology department at Concordia University-Ann Arbor—a higher Lutheran education university—as part of the requirement to graduate from the Pre-Seminary programme. It has been reformatted to fit this blog. Separated from God, we exercise Adamic fear as fear of God’s wrath. As we move […]

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The Fear of the Lord as Filial Fear: Part IV. Threefold Use of the Law

This entire series is my 30-paged bachelor thesis I submitted to the theology department at Concordia University-Ann Arbor—a higher Lutheran education university—as part of the requirement to graduate from the Pre-Seminary programme. It has been reformatted to fit this blog. As I argued in part three, filial fear relies on God’s promise in our justification […]

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The Fear of the Lord as Filial Fear: Part III. Filial Fear in Relationship to Christ the Lord

This entire series is my 30-paged bachelor thesis I submitted to the theology department at Concordia University-Ann Arbor—a higher Lutheran education university—as part of the requirement to graduate from the Pre-Seminary programme. It has been reformatted to fit this blog. So far, we have seen Adamic fear as fearing God’s wrath as a result of […]

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God is Near

Psalm 25:14, The friendship of the LORD is for those who fear Him, and He makes known to them His covenant. 1 Kings 19:1-8, Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah had done, and how he had killed all the prophets with the sword. Then Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah, saying, “So may the gods do to […]

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