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Unshaken / Hebrews 12:25–29This is a difficult season. It seems like there is a tremendous amount of change and and adjustment. We are having to adapt and shift with great frequency and it can be tiring. As the Church, we don’t have to be shaken by the things that are shaking everyone else. Knowing Jesus, having a relationship with him gives us the opportunity to have stability all of the time.
The things of the world are temporal and everything that has been created is shakable. In this series, we will look at how we do not have to be shaken by what is happening around us. If we allow our lives to be formed by worship, if we establish healthy rhythms of relationship with God through worship and prayer (UP), if we engage in life with one another to be strengthened and encouraged (IN) God will continue to work in us and establish a deep stability and peace.
This week, we looked at the fact that we will experience seasons of shaking. This is healthy and good! It forges a deep sense of stability when we have to deal with what we can and cannot control and God shakes loose the things that need to be shaken loose.
SCRIPTURES, QUOTES AND COMMENTS
Hebrews 12:26–29 NLTWhen God spoke from Mount Sinai his voice shook the earth, but now he makes another promise: “Once again I will shake not only the earth but the heavens also.” This means that all of creation will be shaken and removed, so that only unshakable things will remain. Since we are receiving a Kingdom that is unshakable, let us be thankful and please God by worshiping him with holy fear and awe. For our God is a devouring fire.
Hebrews 12:27 NLTThis means that all of creation will be shaken and removed, so that only unshakable things will remain.
Haggai 2:6–7 NLT“For this is what the LORD of Heaven’s Armies says: In just a little while I will again shake the heavens and the earth, the oceans and the dry land. I will shake all the nations, and the treasures of all the nations will be brought to this Temple. I will fill this place with glory, says the LORD of Heaven’s Armies.
1 Corinthians 6:19–20 NIVDo you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore, honor God with your bodies.
Romans 12:1 NIVTherefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.
Hebrews 12:29 NIVfor our “God is a consuming fire.”
Deuteronomy 4:24 NIVFor the LORD your God is a consuming fire, a jealous God.
Colossians 1:13–14 NIVFor he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.
OBSERVE / REFLECT – What is God saying?What are a few things you know have been shaken in your life these past months? (confidence, security, peace, hope, relationships, etc.)
What are some ways you have coped with the shaking?
Is there anything God is prompting you to repent of? (fear, doubt, anger, addiction, etc.)
RESPOND / ACT – What do you need to do in response?As an act of worship, take a few moments with a friend or in your Discovery Community and share what you are thankful for.
What other steps is God prompting you (or those in your group) to do?
Take time to pray for someone and invite them to pray for you.