Sheldonville Baptist Church
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      • Psalm 57:7–11NKJV

  • Wake Up My Soul
  • I Will Praise Him
  • He Is Exalted
  • To God Be The Glory
  • Introduction
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    Transition
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    Illumination

    You Can Anchor in A Storm

    Acts 27:1–2 NKJV
    1 And when it was decided that we should sail to Italy, they delivered Paul and some other prisoners to one named Julius, a centurion of the Augustan Regiment. 2 So, entering a ship of Adramyttium, we put to sea, meaning to sail along the coasts of Asia. Aristarchus, a Macedonian of Thessalonica, was with us.
    They landed at Sidon
    They sailed under Cyprus and by Cilicia and Pamphylia
    They landed at Myra
    They changed ships and sailed to Cnidus
    They sailed under Crete
    They landed at a Port called Fair Havens
    Acts 27:9–12 NKJV
    9 Now when much time had been spent, and sailing was now dangerous because the Fast was already over, Paul advised them, 10 saying, “Men, I perceive that this voyage will end with disaster and much loss, not only of the cargo and ship, but also our lives.” 11 Nevertheless the centurion was more persuaded by the helmsman and the owner of the ship than by the things spoken by Paul. 12 And because the harbor was not suitable to winter in, the majority advised to set sail from there also, if by any means they could reach Phoenix, a harbor of Crete opening toward the southwest and northwest, and winter there.
    Acts 27:13–15 NKJV
    13 When the south wind blew softly, supposing that they had obtained their desire, putting out to sea, they sailed close by Crete. 14 But not long after, a tempestuous head wind arose, called Euroclydon. 15 So when the ship was caught, and could not head into the wind, we let her drive.
    Acts 27:20 NKJV
    20 Now when neither sun nor stars appeared for many days, and no small tempest beat on us, all hope that we would be saved was finally given up.
    Acts 27:27–29 NKJV
    27 Now when the fourteenth night had come, as we were driven up and down in the Adriatic Sea, about midnight the sailors sensed that they were drawing near some land. 28 And they took soundings and found it to be twenty fathoms; and when they had gone a little farther, they took soundings again and found it to be fifteen fathoms. 29 Then, fearing lest we should run aground on the rocks, they dropped four anchors from the stern, and prayed for day to come.
    Acts 27:39–41 NKJV
    39 When it was day, they did not recognize the land; but they observed a bay with a beach, onto which they planned to run the ship if possible. 40 And they let go the anchors and left them in the sea, meanwhile loosing the rudder ropes; and they hoisted the mainsail to the wind and made for shore. 41 But striking a place where two seas met, they ran the ship aground; and the prow stuck fast and remained immovable, but the stern was being broken up by the violence of the waves.

    You Should Anchor in A Calm

    One of the advantages of living in the information age is having access to the knowledge of others. Like the knowledge of an experienced cargo ship captain who wrote a blog post on anchoring. Very useful.
    It turns out, that when the sea is rough, you want to be loose and navigating. The best places and times to anchor are in places that are calm, both in terms of current activity and wind activity. Paul’s metaphor holds…turns out he may have known this.

    Why We Anchor

    Hebrews 6:17–19 NKJV
    17 Thus God, determining to show more abundantly to the heirs of promise the immutability of His counsel, confirmed it by an oath, 18 that by two immutable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we might have strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold of the hope set before us. 19 This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters the Presence behind the veil,
    We anchor to “lay hold of the hope that is set before us”. Hope, in turn, is the anchor for our souls. It allows us to stay where we need to stay and enables us to go where we need to go.
    I guess you could say that we anchor so that we have an anchor. It works in real life, sometimes saying it sounds wonky.

    Where We Anchor

    According to Jesus

    Matthew 6:3–4 NKJV
    3 But when you do a charitable deed, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, 4 that your charitable deed may be in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will Himself reward you openly.
    Matthew 6:6 NKJV
    6 But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.
    Matthew 6:17–18 NKJV
    17 But you, when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, 18 so that you do not appear to men to be fasting, but to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.

    According to the Psalmist

    Psalm 32:6–7 NKJV
    6 For this cause everyone who is godly shall pray to You In a time when You may be found; Surely in a flood of great waters They shall not come near him. 7 You are my hiding place; You shall preserve me from trouble; You shall surround me with songs of deliverance. Selah
    Psalm 32:8 NKJV
    8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye.
    Conclusion
    When we anchor in the calm of the secret place; the place where we know and are known by God, we find the anchor we need. The anchor that allows us to stay where we need to stay and enables us to go where we need to go.
    Communion
    1 Corinthians 11:23–26 NKJV
    23 For I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you: that the Lord Jesus on the same night in which He was betrayed took bread; 24 and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, “Take, eat; this is My body which is broken for you; do this in remembrance of Me.” 25 In the same manner He also took the cup after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood. This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.” 26 For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death till He comes.
      • Acts 27:1–2NKJV

      • Acts 27:9–12NKJV

      • Acts 27:13–15NKJV

      • Acts 27:20NKJV

      • Acts 27:27–29NKJV

      • Acts 27:39–41NKJV

      • Hebrews 6:17–19NKJV

      • Matthew 6:3–4NKJV

      • Matthew 6:6NKJV

      • Matthew 6:17–18NKJV

      • Psalm 32:6–7NKJV

      • Psalm 32:8NKJV

      • 1 Corinthians 11:23–26NKJV

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