A Sure and Steadfast Anchor of the Soul
Topic: Hebrews Scripture: Hebrews 6:13–6:20
The sermon text will be Hebrews 6:13-20.
We live in a time in which many people feel uncertain and hopeless. A professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School recently called the cultural crisis in which we are living “The Age of Despair.” And yet this is not all that new. Reading through Ecclesiastes quickly reveals that a sense of despair among the godless has been common for ages. This is why the writer of Hebrews encourages us by grounding our hope on that which is eternal and will not change—it is on God himself. The Puritan Samuel Rutherford said: “Our hope is not hung upon such an untwisted thread as, ‘I imagine so,’ or ‘It is likely’; but the cable, the strong rope of our fastened anchor, is the oath and promise of him who is eternal truth. Our salvation is fastened with God’s own hand, and Christ’s own strength, to the strong stake of God’s unchangeable nature.”