Hebrews 10:23 , Hebrews 6:9-20
1. One of the greatest dangers facing Christians is to lose sight of the basis of our hope.
2. God is the God of hope. Rom. 15:13
3. Biblical hope is more than optimistic or positive thinking.
4. Biblical hope is an optimism based on certainty and truth.
5. The main reason a ship needs an anchor is to ride out storms so that it is not blown off course or into the rocks or reefs nearby. Even in a safe harbor, a ship needs an anchor so that it will not drift, hit something, and sink.
6. “In hope against hope he believed…” (Rom. 4:11, 18).
7. God calls His people here “heirs of the promise.” Heirs do not choose to be heirs. If we could choose to be heirs, we’d all be waiting in line for the fortunes of the Kennedy’s or the Rockefeller’s. Heirs are chosen by the one who owns the estate.\
8. It is not our feeble grasp of Him, but His firm hold on us, that secures our hope of heaven.
9. God’s promise and His oath are two strong motivating forces to encourage us to grab onto the hope set before us and don’t let go.