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“In Times Like These … We Need A Savior, We Need An Anchor”

December 8, 2010 by  
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2011 Theme for Temple Baptist Church

“This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.”

2 Timothy 3:1

“The last days” is a term used in the New Testament to speak of the last days of the church, immediately preceding the rapture of the church.  Paul warns that “perilous times shall come,” which means grievous or desperate times will become more and more frequent and intense as the return of Christ nears.

Today, it appears that evil is deeper and of greater intensity, and that it is being accepted and promoted by society in a bolder way.  It is not that we have small pockets of rebellion here and there.  All of society seems to be in turbulence and rebellion. We are indeed in “perilous times.”

Even in the professing church today there is greater confusion, apostasy, moral decay, and tolerance for things that are clearly unscriptural than ever before.  Attacks against God Himself and against His truth are coming from so many sides and in so many forms.   

In times like these, we need a Savior, we need an anchor.  Jesus Christ is the Savior and Anchor of the soul.  “We have an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast.” (Hebrews 6:19)  In these last days the believers overriding priorities must be: to know Christ, to defend Christ’s truth (Scripture), and to minister in Christ’s name.

Our theme song for 2011 will be Ruth Caye Jones’ “In Times like These.”

In times like these you need a Savior
In times like these you need an anchor
Be very sure, be very sure

Your anchor holds and grips the Solid Rock

Refrain

This Rock is Jesus, Yes He’s the One
This Rock is Jesus, the only One
Be very sure, be very sure

Your anchor holds and grips the Solid Rock

In times like these you need the Bible
In times like these O be not idle
Be very sure, be very sure

Your anchor holds and grips the Solid Rock

In times like these I have a Savior
In times like these I have an anchor
I’m very sure, I’m very sure
My anchor holds and grips the Solid Rock
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