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The Anchor Holds in Spite of the Storm

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Hebrews 6:13–20 NKJV
13 For when God made a promise to Abraham, because He could swear by no one greater, He swore by Himself, 14 saying, “Surely blessing I will bless you, and multiplying I will multiply you.” 15 And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise. 16 For men indeed swear by the greater, and an oath for confirmation is for them an end of all dispute. 17 Thus God, determining to show more abundantly to the heirs of promise the immutability of His counsel, confirmed it by an oath, 18 that by two immutable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we might have strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold of the hope set before us. 19 This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters the Presence behind the veil, 20 where the forerunner has entered for us, even Jesus, having become High Priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.

Three Things Happening Today

1. The Shaking of Society (Heb 12:24-29)

Hebrews 12:24–29 NKJV
24 to Jesus the Mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling that speaks better things than that of Abel. 25 See that you do not refuse Him who speaks. For if they did not escape who refused Him who spoke on earth, much more shall we not escape if we turn away from Him who speaks from heaven, 26 whose voice then shook the earth; but now He has promised, saying, “Yet once more I shake not only the earth, but also heaven.” 27 Now this, “Yet once more,” indicates the removal of those things that are being shaken, as of things that are made, that the things which cannot be shaken may remain. 28 Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear. 29 For our God is a consuming fire.
We as Christians get complacent at times.
Do we diligently listen to the Word preached and taught or are we sluggish, allowing our minds and thoughts to wander about?
Do we diligently read and study God’s Word in our daily worship and devotional time or are we complacent and slothful in worshipping God on a daily basis?
Do we diligently pray every day - really pray - or are we complacent and neglectful in prayer?
Do we diligently share Christ or are we sluggish in sharing him?
Are we diligent in our weekly worship in His church or are we sluggish and complacent in our weekly worship?
Hebrews 6:12 KJV 1900
12 That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.

1. Things need to be Shaken at times

Acts 16:26 NLT
26 Suddenly, there was a massive earthquake, and the prison was shaken to its foundations. All the doors immediately flew open, and the chains of every prisoner fell off!
Acts 4:31 NLT
31 After this prayer, the meeting place shook, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit. Then they preached the word of God with boldness.

2. What are the dynamics of the anchor?

3. How do we secure our anchor safely?

Hebrews 6:19 NKJV
19 This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters the Presence behind the veil,
Bow your heads...
Hebrews 6:12 NKJV
12 that you do not become sluggish, but imitate those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.
Hebrews 12:2–3 NKJV
2 looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. 3 For consider Him who endured such hostility from sinners against Himself, lest you become weary and discouraged in your souls.
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