by Jeff Schreve

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Unshaken (5 of 8)
Series: Roller Coaster - Facing the Ups and Downs of Life
Jeff Schreve
Psalm 15:1-5

If you have your Bible, please turn to Psalm 15. We want to share today a message that I've entitled, ''Unshaken.''

Now I don't imagine there's a person in this room who is not familiar with the very, very famous children's fairytale called The Three Little Pigs. Everybody familiar with The Three Little Pigs? The Three Little Pigs has been told for over a hundred years. It first appeared in print in the late 1800s, but my research said it had been around way before that. And many of you know the story, and there are variations of the story.

But the story, basically, goes like this: This mother had three sons, three little pig sons. And they grow up, and she sends them out of the home to find their fame and their fortune. And the three brothers go out. And the first brother wants to get a place to live very quickly, and so he goes the cheap route, the easy route, and he builds a house made of straw. We have a picture of his house.

And he did a good job with it, but it's made of straw.

Well, the second brother, he goes out, and he says, ''You know, I'm not going to go that cheap, but I still want to go cheap because I'm still pretty tight with my money, and I want to put something up real fast.'' So he builds a house of sticks. And that's his house.

Well, the third brother, he said, ''You know, I'm going to build a house and it has to be a solid house. And I'm going to put in the time, and I'm going to put in the effort, and I'm going to put in the money, and I'm going to build a house that will last.'' And he, although ridiculed by his brothers, builds a house of bricks.

Well, we know that in the story there's a big, bad wolf that comes by to the first brother's house. And he says to the little pig, ''Little pig, little pig, let me come in.'' And the little pig says, ''No, no, not by the hair of my chinny-chin-chin.'' He says, ''Then I'll huf ...

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