The Anchor

The Anchor

During crisis, the Anchor is what makes me hope.

Hebrews 6:19
“We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, safe and secure.”

  • We Have This Hope
    • WE HAVE IT
      • It’s with me, in my possession
      • You have it, it’s yours
      • Here / Now
      • THIS HOPE (does not disappoint – Rom 5:5 NASB)
      • For Us / For Me
  • An Anchor For The Soul
    • The Anchor Locks Me Into Position
    • My soul is safe
      • Someone cares
      • Someone will fight for me
      • Someone will make sure I get home
    • My soul is secure
      • There’s a security system in place for me
      • The alarm has been set
      • Nothing gets in
    • My soul is steady
      • No matter the storm, I’m steady
      • No matter the situation, I’m steady
      • No matter the sickness, I’m steady
    • During crisis, the Anchor is what makes me Hope
      • Keeps me safe from danger
      • Keeps me secure, even though change is bringing chaos
    • Keeps me steady when my heart fails
  • Find A Way To Clip In
    • I clip in to the Anchor because I believe
    • 3 Things That Happen When You UnClip
      • We start to drown
      • We start to drift
      • We start to disconnect
      • When I’m clipped in I’m SECURED, NOT DRIFTING
      • When I’m clipped in, I’m TETHERED & SAFE, NOT IN DANGER
    • Why We Decide To UnClip
      • We don’t like being RESTRICTED
      • We don’t like being REGULATED
      • We don’t like BOUNDARIES
  • Find A Way For Your Family
    • Your Children (The Next Generation)
      • In ministry, we’ve learned, there’s a fine line…
      • Authentic, but careful
      • Double Standard for our kids
      • They represent us, we represent the church
        • But what we’ve learned is that if we will keep them clipped in, they’ll be steady enough that they’ll make it through
        • As Parents, We’re Responsible To Keep Them Clipped In Until They Are Old Enough To Clip In Themselves
  • Find A Way For People
    • We Must Find A Way To Clip In Because Our Greatest Cause Is God’s Greatest Cause, People
      • One thing I’ve learned
      • There are people on your path who need you to clip in
      • We Find A Way So Others Can FIND A WAY
        • They’re Going to Need the Anchor
        • I can’t be drifting, I have to be CLIPPED IN
    • The “Aha Moment” is Really That Submission Is A Choice
      • It’s a choice to stay clipped in and let the anchor work
      • To allow ourselves to be steadied
      • To be secured & safe
        • Paul said “I’ve become a slave to Christ”
        • How can he be free and willingly be a slave to Christ?
        • Because we need parameters
        • We need help to not go too far or get out of control
          • You become comfortable with casual conversation… then you are way over the line
          • You take one more look, one more drink, one night alone, one moment when the boss isn’t looking…
        • Paul knew that freedom in Christ meant submission to the Anchor that holds us in place.

Deuteronomy 30:15-20
See, I set before you today life and prosperity, death and destruction. 16 For I command you today to love the Lord your God, to walk in obedience to him, and to keep his commands, decrees and laws; then you will live and increase, and the Lord your God will bless you in the land you are entering to possess. 17 But if your heart turns away and you are not obedient, and if you are drawn away to bow down to other gods and worship them, 18 I declare to you this day that you will certainly be destroyed. You will not live long in the land you are crossing the Jordan to enter and possess.
19 This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live 20 and that you may love the Lord your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him. For the Lord is your life, and he will give you many years in the land he swore to give to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

    • The Lord Is Your Life!
    • The Lord Is Your Anchor!
    • Choose Life That You Might Live!
      • For Yourself
      • For Your Family
      • For People