Date: September 28, 1997

Speaker: Steve Thurman

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The Anchor
Hebrews 6:19-20

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Sailors will tell you that the most critical piece of equipment on board a boat is the anchor. In a quiet cove, with no wind and a flat sea, a boat will drift into danger without an anchor. And in a hurricane force gale, a strong anchor properly set can save your life.

As believers, our storm-worthy anchor is our daily hope in the Son of God. Jesus has given His life for us. He has gifted to us the great expectation of eternal peace and joy. He has gone before us into Heaven and secured our hope within the very throne room of His all-loving and all-powerful Father. And now He wants us to live...and I mean really live!

Outline (Hebrews 6:19-20)
We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain, where Jesus, who went before us, has entered on our behalf.

A.The Anchor

B.The Application

Life Response
1 Have you believed in Jesus Christ as your Savior, the Son of God who died for you and your sins? If so, you are now free to serve and enjoy Him, eternally secure in His love, affwtion, and forgiveness.
2 Take time to consider your life and the anchor or anchors to which you have decided to attach yourself. There are many anchors "for sale" on the world's market, but in the long run they will each cost you much more than the sticker price. Then there is an anchor offered by God, "firm and secure"...and free. Grab hold.
3 If you are anchored to Christ, you can chase the dream He has planted in your heart, with confidence and boldness. Cast off! Raise your sails! Experience how good it feels to "dip and soar in the breeze"...and to even face the occasional storm!

Steve and Donna Thurman live with two of their four children in Auckland, New Zealand. They are working to equip Kiwis and their churches to befriend the lost, lead them to Christ, and disciple those who believe. If you are interested in supporting their ministry or finding out more about them and their work, they can be reached at the following address:
Team Kiwi
6660 Delmonico Drive, Suite 202
Colorado Springs, CO 80919


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