Anchor of Hope Christian Reformed Church
Crafted to Do Good
The workmanship talked about in Eph. 2:10 is that of the finest craft and exquisite detail. God’s plan and will is perfect and we must trust Him completely in all things. We are saved by grace for good works that will give God all the praise, glory and honor. Being saved, reconciled, justified with God means we have been made alive to live for Him and freed from living only in enslavement to the fallen world, the devil, and our own sinful desires. Let us live to do good now that we have been...
By Grace You Have Been Saved
Spiritually dead people can do nothing to bring about their salvation! This is a biblical fact. An unsaved person is not spiritually sick, or spiritually lacking something, or in need of something more than what they have to make them whole. A person who does not believe in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior is dead, completely empty, and must be made alive by the power of the Holy Spirit in the new life of Jesus Christ according to the will and ways of God. This is why we boast in God...
Walk or Stumble in the Ways of the Lord
Let us Praise God with honest lips and sincere hearts as we love Him with all our heart, mind, soul, and strength. Though we have stumbled in sin God has made a way for our return to Him in His Son Jesus Christ! We say of Jesus what John proclaimed "behold the lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world!" As we enter into a new year let us be wise and discerning through the power of the Holy Spirit. Let us know Jesus Christ as the Way, the Truth, and the Life and the only way to the...
Prophet, Priest & Sacrifice
I pray that you will hear the roar of the Lion of Judah this Christmas! The roar of God brings terror to those on the way of destruction; yet to those being saved the roar of God brings comfort that in Jesus Christ there is safety, love, protection, and peace. Jesus is torn so that we are healed. Jesus is killed so that we can have life. Jesus is condemned so that we can be forgiven. This is what Christmas is all about. God sends his son to be the savior of the world. Amen!
Seek God and King
Our rebellion against God and hatred toward His commands brings about our condemnation, death, punishment and enslavement to sin. We cannot and will not save ourselves! For us to be saved, God must save us. He does this in His Son Jesus Christ. Jesus buys us out of our slavery to sin and death by taking God's just judgement that we deserve on His perfect self! God is good! He is always faithful! Jesus is our king! Let us rejoice in the power of the Holy Spirit! Amen!
I Will Betroth You to Me Forever
A key aspect of God's grace to us is when he wakes us up from the slumber and death of the desires of our sinful flesh and makes us aware that without Him we have nothing. Though the world, the devil, and our sinful flesh makes endless promises of pleasure and fulfillment to us, they are nothing but empty and destructive lies. Let us pray that God will graciously remove all obstacles and road blocks between us and Him through His son Jesus Christ and the sanctification process of the Holy...
Children of the Living God
As we enter into Advent 2017, let us consider what it means that God so loved, had so much mercy and compassion, on His elect, His vessels of mercy, that he sent His only begotten Son Jesus Christ into human flesh. Hosea teaches us that we are sinners, unfaithful, law breakers, idol worshipers... who deserve God's wrathful judgment. Yet, God shows mercy on who He will show mercy and any of us who have received and believed in this mercy, grace and love of God can do nothing but give Him...