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June 25, 2018

Things That Cannot Be Shaken - Hebrews 12

As a rule, people like security. We seek what is comfortable. Yet the reality of our world is that much instability exists. For example, finances, health, and even a country’s ability to survive are not guaranteed.

When our foundation is shaken, we often feel overwhelmed. Sometimes Satan causes the difficulty - with God's permission, of course. At other times, challenging circumstances are brought about by the Lord's hand. Regardless of the source, we have the promise in Romans 8:28 that "God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose." And in either case, the Almighty's purpose remains: to glorify Himself in our world and in our lives.

There are different reasons the Lord permits turmoil, but for now, let's focus on one: He won't allow anything that enables man to seem self-sufficient in his own eyes. Therefore, God may lovingly allow enough trouble for us to realize our need of Him. Consider the trials the Israelites faced each time they turned away from Jehovah to worship other gods. In many ways, we do the same thing today. Individually, in our churches, and as a nation, we often glorify "gods" like money or status. But the One who created us will not tolerate this.

In our pride, we tend to think we're able to manage without God. But out of love, He may stir up our lives to reveal our dependence upon Him. If you are basing your security on anything except Jesus Christ - even something as seemingly innocent as comfort - it will prove to be sinking sand.

Upcoming Sermon Series
      Reading the Bible is both a natural and supernatural task. There is a lot to think about when it comes to reading the Bible. In this series, we hope to be able to explain how the two meet. We are going to cover The Ultimate Goal of Reading the Bible, The Supernatural Act of Reading the Bible, and The Natural Act of Reading the Bible.

Last Week:
      As we close out this series of My Big Fat Mouth, we looked at gossiping and who it hurts: the person it's about, the listener and the speaker. Then we talked about how we control it, very simple: guard your ears and close your mouth!
      Sunday's message is available for streaming or for download on our
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Next Week:
      Next week we are going to be starting a new series How To Read The Bible for Yourself and we will start with the topic of The Ultimate Goal of Reading the Bible.

Upcoming Events

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July 8 - Deacon's Meeting at 8 AM

Jul 14 - Trustee Meeting at 8 AM.

Jul 18 - Quarterly Business Meeting at 7 PM.

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