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Anchor of Truth

There have always been many voices saying “This is the way to know God.” Today’s media explosion has created more voices and more confusion. Why then another? Personal connection with other believers cannot be replaced by the mass media. It is much more satisfying to have a deep spiritual relationship with ten believers than to be in a crowd of ten thousand. Every individual is important to God, and His plan involves each one in a very real way. There are things that are important to God that can only take place in close personal relationships. Our purpose is to share truth to help strengthen your relationship with God and with other believers in your locality. The goal of God is to build a family of His children together in love, walking in truth. Personal submission and obedience to Christ will bring conformity of each member to Christ, and a growing expression of the nature of God in a local gathering. The testimony going out to the world around will be as a “light set on a hill that cannot be hidden” and “the pillar and ground of the truth.”
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Jul 27, 2017

Episode 88 Add to your faith


Does spiritual progress take work? If so, what kind of work? Many today would say any mention of strenuous effort pertaining to our relationship with God is a “gospel of works” and is false doctrine. Is this true?

Today we share some ministry by Gordon Gentry from the first chapter of 2 Peter with a strong exhortation to diligence in our relationship with God. This ministry was given in a home meeting in August 1998. May the Lord stir each one of us deeply to give ourselves to the spiritual work that is needed to ground us firmly in Christ to be able to face the many trials of this life and finish the course before us triumphantly for His purpose and glory.


“But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love. For if these things are yours and abound, you will be neither barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. For he who lacks these things is shortsighted, even to blindness, and has forgotten that he was cleansed from his old sins. Therefore, brethren, be even more diligent to make your call and election sure, for if you do these things you will never stumble; for so an entrance will be supplied to you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” (2 Peter 1:5–11, NKJV)


Additional ministry by Gordon Gentry:
http://www.ntchurchsource.com/audio/


• Additional resources at http://www.ntchurchsource.com/
• Theme song “Will Your Anchor Hold” sung by J. Ashley Milne
• Comments and questions welcome. Email David@AnchorOfTruth.com

 

Jul 20, 2017

Episode 87 Ten Shekels and a Shirt


Why do we come to God? Why do we serve God? Is our focus on ourselves and what we can get from God, or do we care about God, His glory, and His purpose? This is a critical question that must be answered correctly if we are going to know God’s approval in our life and labor. Today we want to share a sermon with you by Paris Reidhead entitled “Ten Shekels and a Shirt.” This message was given at a conference in the mid 1960’s. It has been said by many to be perhaps the most important sermon ever preached. It addresses the question that we have posed in a very powerful way, and I believe the truth brought out is one we all need to hear and take to heart in a very deep way. May the Lord use this to feed each one of us today with Christ himself.


Message outline:
•INTRODUCTION
•THE LEVITE
•PRAGMATISM
•HUMANISM
•LIBERAL, FUNDAMENTAL or...NEITHER?
•REVERANCE FOR LIFE
•WHAT ABOUT YOU?
•THE PREACHERS
•THE DIFFERENCE!
•THE POWER OF THE SPIRIT
•THE LAMB WHO WAS SLAIN

Link to message transcript:
http://truthinheart.com/EarlyOberlinCD/CD/5/shekels1.htm


• Additional resources at http://www.ntchurchsource.com/
• Theme song “Will Your Anchor Hold” sung by J. Ashley Milne
• Comments and questions welcome. Email David@AnchorOfTruth.com

 

Jul 20, 2017

Episode 87 Ten Shekels and a Shirt


Why do we come to God? Why do we serve God? Is our focus on ourselves and what we can get from God, or do we care about God, His glory, and His purpose? This is a critical question that must be answered correctly if we are going to know God’s approval in our life and labor. Today we want to share a sermon with you by Paris Reidhead entitled “Ten Shekels and a Shirt.” This message was given at a conference in the mid 1960’s. It has been said by many to be perhaps the most important sermon ever preached. It addresses the question that we have posed in a very powerful way, and I believe the truth brought out is one we all need to hear and take to heart in a very deep way. May the Lord use this to feed each one of us today with Christ himself.


Message outline:
•INTRODUCTION
•THE LEVITE
•PRAGMATISM
•HUMANISM
•LIBERAL, FUNDAMENTAL or...NEITHER?
•REVERANCE FOR LIFE
•WHAT ABOUT YOU?
•THE PREACHERS
•THE DIFFERENCE!
•THE POWER OF THE SPIRIT
•THE LAMB WHO WAS SLAIN

Link to message transcript:
http://truthinheart.com/EarlyOberlinCD/CD/5/shekels1.htm


• Additional resources at http://www.ntchurchsource.com/
• Theme song “Will Your Anchor Hold” sung by J. Ashley Milne
• Comments and questions welcome. Email David@AnchorOfTruth.com

 

Jul 13, 2017

Episode 86 How do we know the will of God?


How can we know the will of God? This is a question that is always before us. It is especially before us when faced with a big decision. But even in our daily lives, we want to do the will of God in all things. Today we look again at God’s provision in this matter. Perhaps the simple answer to this question is “to be led by His Spirit” and that is true. But for this to be real in our lives, we need to look more closely at some of the issues involved. Our concepts, desires, and emotions often get in the way and the pathway before us does not seem clear. We are complicated beings, made in the image of God. Discerning what is of God and what is not of God is often not easy. As we look at this subject and the scriptures, our prayer is that we may see the ways of God more clearly so that we may do the will of God in all things for His purpose and glory.


• God is sovereign over all—Trust Him
o Nothing happens without His direct command or permission
o God has sovereignly given us the ability to choose
o God wants us to move in faith and depend on Him in all things (John 15:5)
o God does not lead us into sin (James 1:12-18)
• Jesus Himself is the will of God (Eph. 1:9)
o Union with Christ by the Spirit is the foundation
o Our choice is to submit willing to His authority
o Our place is to lay down our life and to live His life by faith
• God’s ultimate purpose is always the guiding light
o To know God in all things (John 17:3)
o To be prepared to dwell with God for eternity
o To be changed into His likeness (Rom. 8:29)
o To be a vessel of grace with others
• The Scriptures serve as our foundation for understanding (2 Tim. 3:16-17)
• The Holy Spirit makes the truth in scriptures alive and applicable (John 14:26, 16:12-15)
• In the New Covenant He will write His word on our heart and mind (Heb. 8:7-13)
o Heart (spirit, conscience, knowing)-- does the burden persist
o Mind (intellect) , scriptures, thoughts in the particular situation
• Wisdom is from God as we see the need and ask (James 1:2-8)
o Counsel with others (Prov. 11:14, 15:22)
o Circumstances (discernment)
• Peace that passes all understanding (Phil. 4:6-7)
• Proving God in small things, leads to confidence in bigger things

• Additional resources at http://www.ntchurchsource.com/
• Theme song “Will Your Anchor Hold” sung by J. Ashley Milne
• Comments and questions welcome. Email David@AnchorOfTruth.com

Jul 6, 2017

Episode 85 Christ in You


What is our salvation? Is it believing the Bible is the Word of God? Is it believing the right teaching? Is it an experience with God? Is it belonging to the right Church? All of these things have their place, but our salvation is not these but rather “Christ in you.” Today we continue the subject of our last program which was that “Christ may be fully formed in us.” We share some ministry on this subject by Gordon Gentry given in May 1998. He begins in Ephesians chapter 1 and seeks to show us how Christ Himself is our salvation.


Some of the key points are as follows:
• We are justified in Christ
• God is working all things to His end purpose in Christ
• Christ is the Living Word dwelling in us
• Christ brings us to the end of what we can do (death to self)
• Many of our problems are because we are consumed with “me”
• Growth is the increasing manifestation of His life in us
• We must not let this world and its philosophy control us
• Obedience is to what Christ is saying to us now in a living relationship

• Additional resources at http://www.ntchurchsource.com/
• Theme song “Will Your Anchor Hold” sung by J. Ashley Milne
• Comments and questions welcome. Email David@AnchorOfTruth.com

 

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