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Understanding Your Moorings (Hebrews 6:17-20)Tommy Boring, October 16, 2016
Part of the Miscellaneous series, preached at a Sunday Evening service
Our anchor must be set in some thing that doesn't move. What is an anchor and how does it work. First the anchor must be tied off to a vessel. Our vessel is our soul. The anchor is only as strong as the link it's tied to. It's tied to something that is sure and the links are the Word of God. When the winds of diversity begin to blow the link is the Word of God then it will stand strong. We could be floating in the ocean of life and have the devil to sneak up behind you and blow you around, but when the anchor grabs hold of a firm foundation you'll stop and be held fast.the more that you cling to the Word the tighter the rope gets. Thinking about the hope, when the link goes over the side of your vessel your not able to see the link but just a little far and the anchor is hidden. The anchor must hook on something. If it hooks on a sandy, muddy foundation it will never grab ahold of something solid and continue to make the vessel unstable. But if the anchor grabs ahold of a firm, solid foundation then your vessel will be secure and steadfast. We need the wind, tribulations of life to keep the rope tight and keep our knowledge of the anchor. Know the anchors shape is important. Most anchors have three hooks just as a treble hook grabs a fish better. The three hooks is to represents God, the Son, and the Holy Ghost. Now the problem is that God calls out and wants the lost to throw out our anchor but a lot will refuse the call. The anchor is to be sure, accepted and truth. The anchor is also to be steadfast. Now the anchor will disappear as it goes down into the depth but this just represents the hope. Hope is something that is not seen and must be believed. So where is the anchor secured that cannot be seen? The rock represents Jesus Christ and where does Christ sit, heaven. We cannot see heaven while alive but our anchor, if we are saved, is anchored in heaven.
Tommy and his wife Teresa were married at New Providence Primitive Baptist Church June of 1985. His first full-time church ministry was at Meadow Branch Primitive Baptist Church where he served as their pastor for 2 years and 9 months. Tommy and Teresa have 3 sons; Christopher, Justin and Blake.
In October of 1991 Tommy was called as pastor of Edgewood Primitive Baptist Church and stayed until October of 2002 fulfilling God’s call for Edgewood.
Since January 2003, he has been the pastor of NPPBC. His two oldest children are married and live in the Maryville area.
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17Wherein God, willing more abundantly to shew unto the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath: 18That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us: 19Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil; 20Whither the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec. (KJV)