Series: Stand Alone Message
Topic: The Fruit of an Anchored Life
Speaker: Mike Wilson, Guest Speaker
Date: November 20, 2022
Hebrews 6:19-20 (NIV)
19 We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain, 20 where our forerunner, Jesus, has entered on our behalf. He has become a high priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.
We have been encouraged through the message and scripture to anchor our life and soul in Jesus, hitch our wagon to His. When we anchor our soul to hope instead of discouragement our life and response to difficult times will look different and we will bear fruit, growing in our relationship with Christ.
2 Chronicles 20:1-4 (NIV)2 Some people came and told Jehoshaphat, “A vast army is coming against you from Edom, from the other side of the Dead Sea. It is already in Hazezon Tamar” (that is, En Gedi). 3 Alarmed, Jehoshaphat resolved to inquire of the Lord, and he proclaimed a fast for all Judah. 4 The people of Judah came together to seek help from the Lord; indeed, they came from every town in Judah to seek him.
1. Jehoshaphat resolved to inquire of the Lord and the people of Judah came together to seek help from the Lord. I am encouraged by this picture of seeking God first in difficult times and them coming together as a community. When difficulties arise, what does your first response tend to look like?
Jehoshaphat had “the fruit of great response” and it was an example to those around him. Take some time to read each verse below – what is God asking His people in the verse to do? What is he asking you to do?
2 Chronicles 20:5-13 (NIV)
The Fruit of Unwavered Faith
2 Chronicles 20:14-17 (NIV)
The Fruit of Great Company
2 Chronicles 20:21-29 (NIV)
The Fruit of Victory
2. Which verse and response would make the most impact in your life if you focused on it for the week? Remember, the victory is ours — the battle is the Lord’s!