Sun, Feb 07, 2021

When The Heat Is On

(Unshakeable: Thriving No Matter What Hits You - Part 5b)
February 7, 2021

Preschool Lesson:    The Big Picnic
Elementary Lesson:  KON You Scared

Worship Team: Miguel Torres, Jim Carlile, Angela Cano, Bethsaida Gomez

Sermon: Ruben Ortega

YouVersion link: http://bible.com/events/48527186

Three Different Ways God Rescues You:

  • He saves you from the crisis.
  • He saves you through the crisis.
  • He saves you by the crisis.

19 Then Nebuchadnezzar was filled with rage, and the expression on his face changed toward Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. He gave orders to heat the furnace seven times more than was customary, 20 and he commanded some of the strongest soldiers in his army to tie up Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego and throw them into the furnace of blazing fire. 21 So these men, in their trousers, robes, head coverings, and other clothes, were tied up and thrown into the furnace of blazing fire. 22 Since the king’s command was so urgent and the furnace extremely hot, the raging flames killed those men who carried Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego up. 23 And these three men, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego fell, bound, into the furnace of blazing fire.”  (Daniel 3:19-23 )

What Happens When You Face The Heat?

  1. God walks with you.

24 Then King Nebuchadnezzar jumped up in alarm. He said to his advisers, “Didn’t we throw three men, bound, into the fire?” “Yes, of course, Your Majesty,” they replied to the king. 25 He exclaimed, “Look! I see four men, not tied, walking around in the fire unharmed; and the fourth looks like a son of the gods.”  (Daniel 3:24-25 )

  1. God frees you/gives you a new freedom.

“Look! I see four men, not tied, walking around in the fire unharmed; and the fourth looks like a son of the gods.”  (Daniel 3:25 )

  1. God makes sure you come out unscathed.

26 Nebuchadnezzar then approached the door of the furnace of blazing fire and called: “Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, you servants of the Most High God—come out!” So Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego came out of the fire. 27 When the satraps, prefects, governors, and the king’s advisers gathered around, they saw that the fire had no effect on the bodies of these men: not a hair of their heads was singed, their robes were unaffected, and there was no smell of fire on them.” (Daniel  3:26-27)

  1. It will cause unbelievers to turn to God.

28 Nebuchadnezzar exclaimed, “Praise to the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego! He sent His angel and rescued His servants who trusted in Him. They violated the king’s command and risked their lives rather than serve or worship any god except their own God. 29 Therefore I issue a decree that anyone of any people, nation, or language who says anything offensive against the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego will be torn limb from limb and his house made  a garbage dump. For there is no other god who is able to deliver like this.”” (Daniel 3:28-29 )

  1. You will be rewarded ...
  • … by men“Then the king rewarded Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego in the province of Babylon.”  (Daniel 3:30
  • … by God10b... each one must be careful how he builds on it. 11 For no one can lay any other foundation than what has been laid down. That foundation is Jesus Christ. 12 If anyone builds on that foundation with gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay, or straw, 13 each one’s work will become obvious, for the day will disclose it, because it will be revealed by fire; the fire will test the quality of each one’s work. 14 If anyone’s work that he has built survives, he will receive a reward. 15 If anyone’s work is burned up, it will be lost, but he will be saved; yet it will be like an escape through fire.”  (1 Corinthians 3:10 b-15) 
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