In Scripture, many metaphors illustrate the Christian life. Comparisons to farming, warfare, and races are well known. One metaphor less often noticed is the ship on the sea. Ephesians 4 speaks of the need for spiritual maturity, lest we be blown and tossed by the waves. Hebrews 2 warns of the danger of "drifting away" when we fail to pay attention to God's Word. And Hebrews 6 describes our hope in God's promises through Jesus Christ as an anchor. To avoid drifting, an anchor is needed.
How can we be anchored for life, so that we remain faithful and consistent to the very end? We must learn to think differently about God's Word. For example, not all principles and commands are equally important. Some things are not as black and white as we might think (or prefer). And yet God has drawn a number of very clear lines. How can we distinguish what is absolutely essential from everything else? These lessons should help, by stimulating reflection, revealing the depth and texture of the Bible, and calling us to remain faithful, without compromise.
There is no need to drift away. Faith need not fall. We can be anchored for life.4 Lessons:
- Lesson 1: Hitting the Bullseye
- Lesson 2: Salvation: One Way?
- Lesson 3: Test Everything
- Lesson 4: Already, But Not Yet