Shaken but not Shaken

November 21 2021

Book: Hebrews, I Peter, Mark

The family sat down at the table, and dad asked his young son to “say
grace” over the meal. While the family waited, the little boy quickly eyed
every dish which his mother had prepared; then he bowed his head and
prayed, “Lord, I don’t like the look of it, but thank you — I’ll eat it anyway.”

People could say something similar to the Apostle: “Look at your life,
Paul. I don’t like the looks of it. What has following Jesus gotten you,
other than trials, troubles, and tribulations? You speak of victory, but I see
no light at the end of your tunnel — all I see is the grave. Where, Paul, is
your victory?”

(put on one slide. I will not be elaborating)

1. Trials

2. Troubled

3. Tribulation

Hebrews 12:18-29

Peter alludes to this judgment in 1 Peter 4:17: “For it is time for judgment
to begin with the family of God; and if it begins with us, what will the
the outcome be for those who do not obey the gospel of God?”

Divine shaking separates the shakable from the unshakable.

1 John 2:17 states, “The world and its desires pass away, but the man
who does the will of God lives forever.” Divine shaking intends to bring to
an end the worldly system to bring about the kingdom rule of Christ.


Mark 13:31 quotes Jesus as saying, ‘Heaven and earth will pass away,
but my words will never pass away.’

And Peter tells us in 1 Peter 1:25 that ‘… the word of the Lord stands

God’s Word, like Himself, is not created.

It will remain forever. It is unchangeable.

We may try to change and manipulate it – but in the end, we will discover
that our efforts were in vain. It cannot be shaken!

The Bible is living and powerful, and eternal.

Each time we read the Bible, we may be sure of:

three cool things:


• Hebrews 4:12 says this about Scripture – ‘For the word of God is living
and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even
to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and
attitudes of the heart.’

• The word of God has the power to convict, to convert, to cleanse, to
comfort and to counsel – and its power will never alter.


• It has been estimated that there are over 30,000 promises in God’s
word – ranging from promises that God will never leave or forsake us,
to promises of holy and righteous judgment.

• And He will remain faithful to them all – for the God of truth and
faithfulness has made these promises.


• Many of the Bible prophecies have already been literally fulfilled and
the prophecies that await fulfillment will also one day be literally fulfilled.

We serve an unchanging God who is the same yesterday, today, and

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