In Acts 27, Paul was not on a cruise ship sailing the Meditterranean Sea. He was a prisoner of the Roman government, being taken on a chartered ship to Italy to stand trial in Rome. Soon, after the ship set sail, they were caught in a terrible storm known as Euroclydon. For days, the sailors, soldiers, and prisoners did all that they could to keep their ship from sinking, until all hope was finally taken away. At midnight, they sounded and found that their ship was quickly approaching an unseen shoreline. Not knowing what lie ahead, and dreading the sound of rocks tearing out the wooden bottom of their vessel, they cast four anchors out the stern “and wished for the day.”
The sandy seafloor and the rocky coastlines of human history are littered with the shipwrecked lives of people, even God’s born again people, that were driven by storms or drifted by neglect into dangerous waters. This message, preached at LBC on March 11, 2012, reveals four anchors – four commitments – that will keep us off the rocks. Download MP3. Listen Now.