Hope is a powerful thing. It pulls us. It pushes us. It motivates and sustains us. Hope has many functions. But it is most compelling as an anchor, an anchor of the soul. The writer of Hebrews tells us this—Jesus is that Anchor, sure and steadfast.

Our generation of Christianity has experienced a wonderful and refreshing thoughtfulness about the gospel. New worship songs have aimed our affections at the truth of the cross. Books about the complexity and simplicity of the gospel are filling our shelves. Pastors are preaching the integrating centrality of the gospel with vigorous passion. And the topic of what God has done for us at Calvary is gracing our conversations more than ever.

In the midst of all this gospel-speak stands the Person of Jesus Christ. The good news of God—the gospel—concerns His Son, Jesus (Romans 1:1-3). For believers, He is the Anchor of the soul. Jesus alone has entered into the holy presence and unapproachable light of God and made the way for us to follow there. That access to God was made through His death on the cross and resurrection from the grave. So to rightly understand, enjoy, and respond to the gospel is to rightly understand, enjoy, and respond to Jesus.

June 20–23, 2014 will be the launch of a new conference that aims to generate biblically informed worship of and commitment to Jesus Christ.

From the creators of the Resolved Conference comes Anchored. The aim and purpose is simple, to gather and be motivated and stimulated to see Jesus "come to have first place in everything" (Colossians 1:18).

If you ever attended Resolved, you have some idea of what the weekend will be. Four days alongside people with the common desire to worship and serve Christ. Think of heart-pounding singing accompanied by studio-quality music and gospel-saturated lyrics; imagine 12 hours of expository preaching from some of the most gifted preachers in our day. And envision a weekend in your life to catch your breath spiritually and come away with greater affections for the Savior.

We hope you will join us at this special event.

The Gospel Coalition - Arizona Regional Chapter