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Sermon #5669

I Shake not only the Earth

A Sermon on Hebrews 12:25-29


Hebrews 12:25-29 ESV KJV
See that you do not refuse him who is speaking. For if they did not escape when they refused him who warned them on earth, much less will we escape if we reject him who warns from heaven. At that time his voice shook the earth, but now he has …

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Sermon Description

In this sermon on Hebrews 12:25–29 titled “I Shake Not Only the Earth,” Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones starts by addressing a common objection of the Bible. Many contemporary people do not believe the Bible and its value simply because it’s old, and they believe it is irrelevant because it is obsolete. However, Dr. Lloyd-Jones teaches that the Bible is ever relevant, ever contemporary, and ever true because it is the everlasting God who speaks about His Son, Jesus Christ. Human history, says Dr. Lloyd-Jones, tells that people refuse to listen to God and His word. In turn, they become confused and unstable as they seek to find stability, security, and certainty in the things that aren’t meant to be. Only in the realm of God, the kingdom of God, can humans find a place of spiritual rest. One can only enter into this kingdom by the gospel, having faith in Jesus Christ and trust that He has taken away sins. Listen to this sermon by Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones as he clearly teaches about the everlasting kingdom of God and its implication for Christians of the 21st century.

Sermon Breakdown

  1. The Bible teaches that man seeks stability in unstable, impermanent things.
  2. Man has always sought security and stability. He built houses, cities, countries and empires to find stability.
  3. The Victorian era seemed stable but was shaken. Nothing in this world is ultimately stable.
  4. The Bible explains why instability and impermanence exist. God will shake created things.
  5. God shakes things opposed to him. He will not allow evil and sin to endure permanently.
  6. God will shake the earth and heavens. The physical universe will be shaken and removed.
  7. The Bible teaches that the earth and heavens are impermanent and will pass away. They were created temporarily.
  8. There is only one eternal, imperishable kingdom - the kingdom of God.
  9. The kingdom of God is spiritual but will one day be visible. It is the realm where God reigns.
  10. Entrance to God's kingdom is through Jesus Christ alone. He alone can provide forgiveness of sins.
  11. Jesus had to become human and die to provide forgiveness of sins and entrance to God's kingdom.
  12. Jesus rose from the dead, ascended to heaven and intercedes for believers. He will bring us into God's kingdom.
  13. Those in God's kingdom will fear God but not fear man or circumstances. They have grace and thank God.
  14. Those in God's kingdom serve God willingly and acceptably with reverence and godly fear.

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Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899-1981) was a Welsh evangelical minister who preached and taught in the Reformed tradition. His principal ministry was at Westminster Chapel, in central London, from 1939-1968, where he delivered multi-year expositions on books of the bible such as Romans, Ephesians and the Gospel of John. In addition to the MLJ Trust’s collection of 1,600 of these sermons in audio format, most of these great sermon series are available in book form (including a 14 volume collection of the Romans sermons), as are other series such as "Spiritual Depression", "Studies in the Sermon on the Mount" and "Great Biblical Doctrines". He is considered by many evangelical leaders today to be an authority on biblical truth and the sufficiency of Scripture.