Home
Search Bible
Click for Help   Click for QuickNav   Click for Advanced Search Options
Search KJV
KJVNKJVNLTNIVESVHCSBNASB
Version Selector Up Arrow NETRSVASVYLTDBYWEBHNV
RVR60VULWLCLXXmGNTTR  
Version Selector Down Arrow

Search a pre-defined list


OR Select a range of biblical books

From:

To:


OR Custom Selection:

Use semicolons to separate groups:
'Gen;Jdg;Psa-Mal' or 'Rom 3-12;Mat 1:15;Mat 5:12-22'

Your Bible Version is the KJV
Version Selector Up Arrow
KJV King James Version
NKJV New King James Version
NLT New Living Translation
NIV New International Version
ESV English Standard Version
HCSB Holman Christian Standard Bible
NASB New American Standard Bible
NET New English Translation
RSV Revised Standard Version
ASV American Standard Version
YLT Young's Literal Translation
DBY Darby Translation
WEB Webster's Bible
HNV Hebrew Names Version
RVR60 Reina-Valera 1960
VUL Latin Vulgate
WLC Westminster Leningrad Codex
LXX Septuagint
Go to Top
Link to This PageCite This Page
Version Selector Up Arrow
Version Selector Up Arrow

Cite this page

MLA format Copy link to clipboard

Note: MLA no longer requires the URL as part of their citation standard. Individual instructors or editors may still require the use of URLs.

APA format Copy link to clipboard
Chicago format Copy link to clipboard
Close
Share this pageFollow the BLB
Version Selector Up Arrow

Share this page using one of these tools:

facebooktwitter

googlepluspinterest

reddittumblrlinkedin


Or email this page to a friend:

Version Selector Up Arrow

Follow the Blue Letter Bible on:

facebooktwitter

pinterestgoogle+


Or subscribe to our Newsletter:

Printable Page
 
 
Left Contextbar EdgeLeft Contextbar Edge BackgroundRight Contextbar Edge2Prior BookPrior SectionReturn to CommentariesReturn to Author BiographyNext SectionNext BookRight Contextbar Edge2Right Contextbar Edge BackgroundRight Contextbar Edge1
Choose a new font size and typeface

Customize your font sizeIncrease your font sizeDecrease your font sizeReturn to default font size

Choose a Bible text color
Read the Bible in blackRead the Bible in dark blueRead the Bible in blue

Customize your text type
Arial font
Trebuchet MS font
Georgia font
Times New Roman font

Customize your Hebrew text type
SBL Hebrew font
Times New Roman font
Arial font

Customize your Greek text type
Gentium font
Times New Roman font
Arial font

Close font preferences
The Blue Letter Bible
BLB Searches
Search the Bible
Search KJV
KJVNKJVNLTNIVESVHCSBNASB
Version Selector Up Arrow NETRSVASVYLTDBYWEBHNV
RVR60VULWLCLXXmGNTTR  
Version Selector Down Arrow
 [?]

Advanced Options

Search a pre-defined list


OR Select a range of biblical books

From:

To:


OR Custom Selection:

Use semicolons to separate groups: 'Gen;Jdg;Psa-Mal' or 'Rom 3-12;Mat 1:15;Mat 5:12-22'

LexiConc
 [?]
 

Advanced Options

Exact Match
Beginning of the Word
Any Part of the Word
Theological FAQs
 [?]
 
Multi-Verse Retrieval
x
Search KJV
KJVNKJVNLTNIVESVHCSBNASB
Version Selector Up Arrow NETRSVASVYLTDBYWEBHNV
RVR60VULWLCLXXmGNTTR  
Version Selector Down Arrow

Line-By-Line Order:
Line-By-Line Verse-Reference  Verse-Reference
Line-By-Line Reference-Verse  Reference-Verse
Line-By-Line Separate Line  Separate Line
Line-By-Line Verse Only  Verse Only
Line-By-Line Reference Only  Reference Only
Reference Delimiters:
No Reference Delimiters  None — Jhn 1:1 KJV
Square Reference Delimiters  Square — [Jhn 1:1 KJV]
Curly Reference Delimiters  Curly — {Jhn 1:1 KJV}
Parenthesis Reference Delimiters  Parens — (Jhn 1:1 KJV)
Paragraph Order:
Paragraph Verse-Reference  Verse-Reference
Paragraph Reference-Verse  Reference-Verse
Paragraph Reference-Only  Reference-Only
Number Delimiters:*
No Verse Numbers  No Number
No Verse Delimeters  No Delimiter — 15
Square Verse Delimiters  Square — [15]
Curly Verse Delimiters  Curly — {15}
Parenthesis Verse Delimiters  Parens — (15)
Other Options:
Abbreviate Books  Abbreviate Books
Quotes Around Verses  Quotes around Verses
Remove Square Brackets  Remove Square Brackets
 
Sort Canonically  Sort Canonically

* 'Number Delimiters' only apply to 'Paragraph Order'

Let's Connect
x

Connect on TwitterConnect on FacebookConnect on InstagramConnect on PinterestConnect on Google Plus

Receive our Blue Letter Bible Newsletter

Daily Devotionals
x

Blue Letter Bible offers several daily devotional readings in order to help you refocus on Christ and the Gospel of His peace and righteousness.

Daily Bible Reading Plans
x

Recognizing the value of consistent reflection upon the Word of God in order to refocus one’s mind and heart upon Christ and His Gospel of peace, we provide several reading plans designed to cover the entire Bible in a year.

One-Year Plans

Two-Year Plan

Chuck Smith :: Sermon Notes for Hebrews 6:17-19

toggle collapse
"THE ANCHOR FOR OUR SOUL"
Intro. In chapter 2 we were told that we needed to take the more earnest heed to the things that we had heard lest at any time we should drift away. In this chapter he speaks of an anchor for our soul. The anchor is to keep the ship from drifting.
I. WHY WE NEED AN ANCHOR FOR OUR SOUL.
A. We are living in a rapidly changing world created by advances in science, and the liberal media.
1. Computer technology.
2. Satellite communication.
3. Television.
B. These all have had a radical effect upon our culture, the way we think, the way we live.
1. We read of generation X and we do not understand how they think, and how their values can be so totally different from ours.
2. As the prophet had said, "We have sown the wind, and we are now reaping the whirlwind."
3. The media has so molded the minds of our children that it has created generation gaps.
C. Our whole moral value systems are changing.
1. We are shocked at how the polls are revealing how morally decadent our society has become.
a. People are saying that character doesn't matter as long as the economy is good.
b. That the life of a child has no value, their little bodies can be used to harvest materials for research.
c. That when the quality of life has decreased it is ok to help that person put an end to their existence.
2. These people have not learned the lessons taught by history. Whenever a society looses its moral bearings, it is only a matter of time until that society disintegrates.
3. The history of the nation of Israel recorded in the Old Testament is a classic proof of the scripture that says "Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people."
4. The prophet Azariah warned king Asa that "If you seek the Lord He will be found of you, but if you forsake the Lord, He will forsake you."
D. The current philosophy of existentialism has had an enormous effect on our society.
1. The philosophy basically declares that there are no anchors.
2. There are no absolutes.
3. Truth is what you perceive it to be.
4. These concepts have set the whole world adrift.
E. The whole world is drifting toward destruction, we desperately need an anchor for our souls. In these changing times, we need to be anchored to an unchanging Christ.
1. The psalmist said, "He lifted me out of the miry clay and set my foot on the solid rock."
2. On Christ the solid rock I stand.
F. Back in chapter 2 we were told that we need to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard from Jesus, lest at any time we hould drift away from them. We need to be anchored in His word.
II. OUR TEXT TELLS US THAT GOD WANTED TO SHOW THE IMMUTABILITY OF HIS COUNSEL. THAT IS, THAT THE STANDARDS THAT GOD HAS SET FOR MAN ARE UNCHANGING.
A. Times may change, but the principles of survival do not. The counsel of God stands.
PSA 33:11 The counsel of the LORD standeth for ever, the thoughts of his heart to all generations.
PRO 19:21 [There are] many devices in a man's heart; nevertheless the counsel of the LORD, that shall stand.
B. The liberals in our nation are defying this notion.
1. They have filed suits that have caused the ten commandments to be removed from the walls of the public schools.
2. They have filed a suit against judge Moore for having the ten commandments posted in his courtroom, requiring him to remove them.
3. Thank God for the courage of this man to stand up against the liberals. Pray for him.
C. How foolish it is for man to exalt his wisdom above the knowledge of God.
1. "The foolishness of God is wiser than men."
2. The prophet declared, "He has shown you O man what is good."
3. Romans 1 tells us that the wrath of God is going to be revealed against the unrighteousness and ungodliness of man who hold the truth of God in unrighteousness, for when they knew God, they glorified Him not as God."
a. I am convinced that we are on the verge of seeing the wrath of God poured out upon the earth in which we live.
b. I believe that the judgments of God are already being seen in our land.
D. In order to show that the principles established for mankind by God do not change, God confirmed the truth with an oath.
1. Today in the courtroom we are still required to take an oath that the testimony we are about to give is the truth. We promise to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.
2. In a sense, God swore that what He said was the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.
3. The purpose of an oath is to end all argument.
4. Telling a lie when you have sworn to tell the truth is a very serious offence, and punishable by severe penalties. We realize that a break down on this issue can destroy the whole judicial system.
E. God did not have to sware that what He said was true, for it is impossible for God to lie. But He desired to remove all doubts in the minds of man, so He confirmed the truth with an oath.
D. God swore to the truth in order to give to you who are the heirs of the promises of God strong comfort.
1. God wanted you to be sure of the hope that you have of eternal life through His Son. So to establish the truth firmly He confirmed it with an oath.
ISA 14:24 The LORD of hosts hath sworn, saying, Surely as I have thought, so shall it come to pass; and as I have purposed, [so] shall it stand:
2. It is the hope of eternal life that sustains us.
TIT 1:2 In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;
a. The world looks very bleak, but we hope for a better world.
b. Today seems so dark, but we hope for a brighter tomorrow.
DEU 7:9 Know therefore that the LORD thy God, he [is] God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations;
III. OUR HOPE BECOMES OUR REFUGE. THAT WE MIGHT HAVE A STRONG CONSOLATION, WHO HAVE FLED FOR REFUGE TO LAY HOLD UPON THE HOPE SET BEFORE US:
A. As David said when he was discouraged and depressed, "Why are you cast down O my soul, why are you disquieted within me? hope thou in God, for I shall yet praise Him for the help of His countenance.
1. As I look at the world today and I see the moral decay, I watch on the news as one of the latest Rock stars tears up a bible while thousands of screaming fans roar in approval. I flee for refuge to the hope that the bible gives to us.
2. I believe that the world has gone too far, that there is no turning back, that the time of judgment has arrived, but that causes me to cling to the hope for the rapture of the church. As Paul calls it, "The blessed hope of the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ."
3. As Jeremiah sat in the cave and wept as he looked across the pile of rubble that had once been the great city of Jerusalem, and the beautiful temple of Solomon, he wrote.
LAM 3:22 It is of the LORD'S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.
LAM 3:23 [They are] new every morning: great [is] thy faithfulness.
LAM 3:24 The LORD [is] my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him.
LAM 3:25 The LORD is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him.
LAM 3:26 [It is] good that [a man] should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD. His soul had fled for refuge to the hope that God has promised His children in the future.
4. Paul wrote to the believers in Rome,
ROM 5:1 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:
ROM 5:2 By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
ROM 5:3 And not only [so], but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience;
ROM 5:4 And patience, experience; and experience, hope:
ROM 5:5 And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.
5. We are told in our text that, the hope we have, is an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which entereth into that within the veil; We have an anchor that keeps our soul, Steadfast and sure, while the billows roll, Founded on the rock that cannot move, Grounded firm and deep in the Savior's love.
6. Which enters within the veil.
a. In the Old Testament, only the High Priest was allowed to go within the veil, and that only once a year after many washings and sacrifices.
b. To go within the veil was to enter into the presence of God.
c. When Jesus was crucified, that veil was torn in two from the top to the bottom. God thus signifying that the way has now been made for all men to enter into His presence, who will come through His Son.
d. Paul wrote to the Ephesians that through Jesus, we have access to the Father.
e. Earlier in Hebrews we read,
HEB 4:16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
7. I might ask you today, "Why are you cast down? why are you worried? Enter within the veil, and put your hope in God.
CONTENT DISCLAIMER:

The Blue Letter Bible ministry and the BLB Institute hold to the historical, conservative Christian faith, which includes a firm belief in the inerrancy of Scripture. Since the text and audio content provided by BLB represent a range of evangelical traditions, all of the ideas and principles conveyed in the resource materials are not necessarily affirmed, in total, by this ministry.

Search

Bible Search

Multiverse Retrieval

LexiConc Search

FAQ Search

Browse Dictionary Topics

Bible Reference

Encyclopedias / Dictionaries

Introductions to the Bible

Topical Indexes

Charts and Outlines

Timelines

Maps / Images

Bible Commentaries

Text Commentaries

Audio & Video Commentaries

Theological Resources

Articles / Books

Women's Resources

Don Stewart

BLB Theological

Creeds, Catechisms, and Confessions

Multimedia

Video

Music

Products

Digital Books

Mobile Apps for iPhone / iPad

Mobile blb.org

BLB Offline CDs

Free Web Tools

Devotionals

Email Devotional Sign-Up

BLB Daily Promises

Day by Day by Grace

Morning and Evening

Daily Bible Reading Plan

Help

Video Tutorials

Support

Theological Questions

Website Support

iApp Support

General Questions

Ministries

Sowing Circle

Co-Laboring Ministries

About

About the BLB

Statement of Faith

History

Newsletter

Partnerships

Ministry FAQs

Donate

Donation Information

Contact the BLB

Hotjar - Unlimited insights from your web and mobile sites


BLB Institute

BLB Blog

Email Newsletters

Facebook

Twitter


Blue Letter Bible study tools make reading, searching and studying the Bible easy and rewarding.

Blue Letter Bible is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization

©2017 Blue Letter Bible

Loading...

Interlinear
Bibles
Cross-Refs
Commentaries
Dictionaries
Miscellaneous
Verse Tools Arrow
Login

Email / username or password was incorrect!

Check your email for password retrieval

Enter Your
Email or Username

Password

 [?]

 

Did you forget your password?


Register a new BLB account

Why won't my login from the old site work?

Complete the form below to register  [?]

Error: That Email is already registered

Error: Please provide a valid Email

Error: Passwords should have at least 6 characters

Error: Passwords do not match

Error: Please provide a valid first name

Error: That username is already taken

Error: Usernames should only contain letters, numbers, dots, dashes, or underscores

Enter Your EmailUsername

First Name

PasswordRe-enter

[ Cancel ]

 

Passwords should have at least 6 characters.
Usernames should only contain letters, numbers, dots, dashes, or underscores.

Thank you for registering. A verification email has been sent to the address you provided.

Error: That Email / Username is not registered

Enter Your Email or Username

 

Return to Login

Close Login