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  1. grizcty

    grizcty God, Guns, Glory Forum Contributor

    An Anchor for Our Souls

    “This hope is a strong and trustworthy anchor for our souls. It leads us through the curtain into God’s inner sanctuary.” —Hebrews 6:19

    On a day like any other day, you get out of bed, get dressed, have breakfast, and perhaps a cup of coffee. Maybe you check your emails (but hopefully you’ve read your Bible before that).

    And then it happens. Out of the blue, you get that phone call from a police officer or from a friend delivering bad news. Or you find a note on the kitchen counter from your spouse saying they want out of the marriage.

    Maybe you notice a new pain in your body that you hadn’t noticed before. Or you get or a call from your doctor’s office saying they want to do more tests.

    A crisis hits fast, it hits hard, and it takes no prisoners. It can even alter the course of your life dramatically. For many of us affected by the pandemic, this is no overstatement.

    Pain has knocked on your front door, moved in without your permission, and refuses to leave. In fact, you wouldn’t even wish it on your worst enemy, yet it’s happening to you. You’re not alone. It happened to men and women of the Bible and even Jesus Himself.

    For example, Job’s world came crashing down on him in a single day. Joseph’s brothers betrayed him which changed the course of his life. And one of Jesus’ own friends even betrayed Him.

    Maybe you feel as though you’re struggling against an unexpected, overpowering storm, and your little boat is starting to capsize. Maybe you’re even beginning to lose hope.

    The Bible describes hope as an anchor: “This hope is a strong and trustworthy anchor for our souls. It leads us through the curtain into God’s inner sanctuary” (Hebrews 6:19 NLT).

    We need this hope because I can tell you that when you’re going through a hardship, pious platitudes won’t help you. The thing that will help you is the Word of God.
    Pastor Greg
     
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  2. Kmcdowell

    Kmcdowell G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

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    A Spiritual Building

    1 Corinthians 3:9-11 For we are labourers together with God: ye are God's husbandry, ye are God's building. 10 According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon. 11 For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.

    Have you ever watched a building go up from start to finish? It begins with those who dig deep into the bedrock in preparation for the footings and the foundation. Then the foundation is laid which takes as long as the building itself. Without a strong foundation any building is doomed for destruction as any wind or storm that comes will knock it to the ground.

    After the foundation is laid, there are the steel workers or the carpenters who frame the structure. Then there are the brick masons who lay the brick and the roofers who put the roof on the building. Everyone has their own job and all of it is built upon the foundation that was laid at the first.

    In this scripture passage, Paul speaks of the responsibility that was given to him to lay the foundation of the Gentile church. He went from place to place planting local churches that were continued by those who were saved. Yet He cautions those who build that they carefully build upon the foundation that has been approved by God.

    In Ephesians 2:19-22 the Bible gives us that foundation and it says, Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God; 20 And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone; 21 In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord: 22 In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.

    God sent His prophets into the world to speak of a coming Messiah and how that He would save His people from their sins. Then, when Messiah came, He chose apostles and taught them what he wanted us to know forming the foundation of the body of Christ with Jesus Himself being the chief cornerstone.

    Therefore the church must be built upon none other than the person of Jesus Christ who provided a foundation formed through the teaching of His apostles. Any church that is founded upon anything different than the teachings laid out by Christ in the New Testament is bound for failure. We have a great foundation for the local church and it must be followed if we are to carry out the great commission.
     

  3. neophyte

    neophyte Wonderment :) Forum Contributor

    grizcty: Sir; expanding.


    Nahum 1:7

    4He rebuketh the sea, and maketh it dry, and drieth up all the rivers: Bashan languisheth, and Carmel, and the flower of Lebanon languisheth. 5The mountains quake at him, and the hills melt, and the earth is burned at his presence, yea, the world, and all that dwell therein. 6Who can stand before his indignation? and who can abide in the fierceness of his anger? his fury is poured out like fire, and the rocks are thrown down by him. 7The LORD is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him. 8But with an overrunning flood he will make an utter end of the place thereof, and darkness shall pursue his enemies. 9What do ye imagine against the LORD? he will make an utter end: affliction shall not rise up the second time. 10For while they be folden together as thorns, and while they are drunken asdrunkards, they shall be devoured as stubble fully dry