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Unshaken – Episode 1

Unshaken – Episode 1

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Unshaken / Hebrews 12:25–29

This 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.

Summary


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 NLT

When 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 NLT

This 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 NIV

Do 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 NIV

Therefore, 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 NIV

for our “God is a consuming fire.”

Deuteronomy 4:24 NIV

For the LORD your God is a consuming fire, a jealous God.

Colossians 1:13–14 NIV

For 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.

ADDITIONAL VERSES TO MEDITATE ON, READ, OR PRAY OVER ONE ANOTHER:

Romans 8:28 NIV

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

Ephesians 4:3 NIV

Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.

Hebrews 10:23 NIV

Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.

Hebrews 10:35–36 NIV

So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.

James 1:2–4 NIV

Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.

James 1:17–18 NIV

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. He chose to give us birth through the word of truth, that we might be a kind of first fruits of all he created.