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R1559 Endless Possibilities in Christ

Encouraging Word / Don Wilton
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July 2, 2020 8:00 am

R1559 Endless Possibilities in Christ

Encouraging Word / Don Wilton

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July 2, 2020 8:00 am

The Daily Encouraging Word with Dr. Don Wilton

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Following God is filled with possibilities. As a matter fact endless possibilities.

Today's message of Dr. Don Wilton welcome to The Encouraging Word, featuring the Bible-based Dr. Don Wilton well-known author evangelist Pastor these next few moments will be diving into Romans chapter 8 with Dr. Don about this message. Endless possibilities as we study the word know that were connecting already that's TEW friends are talking about this wonderful faith in the midst of crisis that we were violently connected to during this pandemic that messages available, and so many more units online at you while you're there, sign up for the daily Encouraging Word email from Dr. Don. Glad you did.

Now today's message with Dr. Don Wilton, you give your life to Christ.

You see we live in the and interestingly discombobulated w00t if you would take this beautiful country in which we live with old out different people essentially withhold the politics and the things that go on in our life.

The thing that America is struggling with today, perhaps more than at any other time is the issue of our entity. We all people from every walk of life.

We come from every strain of life, and every culture of life.

But as Americans we have a singular entity we sing and I'm proud to be an American.

That's an entity when next flag flies.

You can count on me, you can count on you and right now we are battling with our identity. It's not about the school of public opinion because everybody does have an opinion but we own one nation under God, there is an identity and in that identity.

The possibilities in this the power of the nation united under that identity is endless. The best way to destroy America is to infiltrate the ranks and divide our identity as American. Now that's who we all as believers we we already people very and gifted where men and women, boys and with goals old and young, rich, and we pull our doctors and with teachers, and engineers with preachers, imposters and athletes and coaches but identity falls under one we are of Christ, we are not of the public opinion. I want to read to you of the wonderful passage just go to Romans chapter 8 and verse 37 Romans chapter 8 and verse 37 over these last four weeks we've been asking a very very important question predicated on what Jesus said, let your light so shine before others, that others may see your good works and glorify your Father which is in heaven and we are identifying our oneness wrong asking this question, beginning with me. I have to ask that I have to be confronted myself Don Wilton I have to do business with God me before I can look at myself as part of us because it takes all of me and you and you to become us go to office myself these questions. What is my light, whom I what is my purpose. One of my vendors. What is my strategy. How do I define my women underpriced because I belong to Jesus. I'm not talking about as posture of the most beloved congregation in America. I'm not even talking about, husband of Karen Wolf. Although Robin Greg and show your grandfather a wonderful rancher. I'm not talking about that I'm saying me how you what is my life. I don't need to sit in a conference room and spend time pointing fingers and asking everybody else before I examine my own heart. First, I don't come to church to look at somebody else. Before I look at myself first because I have a relationship with Jesus.

He loves me and it begins with me. Then the second level of is that is about you and I'm going individual but on transferring all of that from me to you and then I'm narrowing that down to one place. One church like this one congregation the thousands you worship with us in this place that one place when we come together all of me all of you. All of us what they see when they see the light that shines from us and during these days.

We've tried to unpack this.

We tried to determine why we exist what is our mission statement. One of our core values what do we stand on what I stand on what you stand on in a bubble.

We as a congregation water we stand on what do we value and if we value these things.

We gotta have a strategy. A mission worship, prepare, serve, engage, in order that we can measure growth and determine how God wants us to succeed.

God wants us to have a hog. I want our children to grow up strong. I want to help people to be whole and complete and purpose driven.

It is to me it does to you it does to us. It is important because it's important how we speak how we behave how we engage, how we conduct ourselves. It's important the kind of citizens we become as believers in this nation that we love so well. And above all, it is critically important that we live our lives in line with the one who has loved us from before the foundation of the world. In Romans chapter 9 I'm not reading the passage but in verse 31 and then I want to just read to verse 37 through 39. But in verse 39 there's a question. If God be for us, who can be against us.

Can you feel it cannot justify that in a secular way can I explain to you what happened with World War II cannot explain to you again the impact of this nation around the world cannot explain to you why America has had such influence because this nation knows what it means to stand as one person. This is somewhat cheeky but I love that little saying that I have in Texas is a little spiked on the other road your don't mess with Texas, I'd love to start hashtag don't mix with America and that we understand what that means because we stand as one with this integrating because we don't. Notwithstanding old ideologies and opinions and politics, how much more so the church of the living God, who do we serve and when the apostle points the city before us, we against us in verse 37 knowing all of these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. Brian persuaded that neither the line angels, nor rulers, nor things present more things to come.

No powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all of Crete Haitian will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus. Today I just share my heart from God's word on the endless's abilities. You and I and we have in Christ. That is why is one church.

We believe that in Christ all is possible you can ever imagine you're listening to Dr. Don Wilton. We back to these endless possibilities together. Just a moment because that joy of knowing that God is ready to take you places beyond or even greatest imagination because God has a plan for your life a perfect plan for your life utilizing your gifts your your abilities, your situations, even your difficulties uses our pain growth to help prating through understanding how God wants to freshen each other as we are here at The Encouraging Word to encourage you, but also have wonderful tool to help encourage the others to find those on our that's GE W you can also call about those resources are phone numbers 866898668999673 love to connect with you about today's message. Endless possibilities with Dr. Don Wilton as possible why. First of all because it is less possibility.

Why do we believe that more is possible. In Christ, well first of all because we know that sin has listened robbed us is robbing you.

You are being limited potential by the sin in your life, and of us have sinned and come short of the glory of God. We are thinking listened in all possibility because of sin. Why because we were created in God's image soon took that away from us, and because we were created in God's image. We can no longer look like God. Look at me now know why look extremely jolly good this morning, but that's because I put little effort into it.

Some of you evidently didn't not say that I did not say that. Take that back. It takes some jolly hard work you know I can never figure it out, but my wife always takes a lot longer getting ready, then I do not teaser all the time. But I'll tell you what is it worth it or what lesson we are created in the image of God, which means we can look like God but I'm getting wrinkle yesterday morning, I was just walking down the road, minding my own business and I suddenly started and some of your laughing. You wait for you big you offered me, it just like it happens I die.Chi Chi just like what we would this thing come from here and you wait until you biting your favorite Apple smile and everybody laughs at you and you say what's the problem you set your whole tooth gone missing.

They just drop right out of your mouth without even making this an announcement I'm tidy and all of a sudden you go to go to the bathroom at the worst possible time. I mean, excuse me I need to go quick. I mean, your plumbing just gives up.

To change the subject now all right any questions about no longer looking like you could no longer love like God never figured out why people hate each other, you know why you get so mad and ticked off over nothing.

We can no longer love like God is just amazing.

The watch the BBC world news lost Martin Manley going ballistic in the streets of Paris. How did I tell you about our Iran.

It's a dictatorship by writing they did I mention Hong Kong.

By the way have I told you about the streets of our cities in America like everywhere. People just mad I'm telling you, calling them play football today without some God grabbing one of those helmets and smacking somebody else so they had with that right there in front of everybody because we just mad that's human nature will capable of, capable of no longer love like God. We can no longer live with God because of sin, possibilities to live with God being taken. You can't do it. You can grow up in a church that seems to God doesn't mind but he does he see the standard your relationship with God is not the why do we believe that in Christ more is possible to send has dramatically lessened our possibilities and because Christ has for our possibilities. Guess what happens when you give your heart to Jesus.

This is why in Christ more is possible than you can ever imagine because he's forever and our possibilities. It means we can now looked like God once again, that's exactly the process we are being changed and when Jesus comes and we take an increased presence we going to be radically transformed. You cannot love like God.

I can't explain it to you.

You not know that every believer knows that it it's just lack UCP pool from a heart of love. You just can't quite it's just the love of Christ. Paul put it like this. He said the love of God constrains me, you, you can now live with God. The Bible says God loved the world so much that whoever believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. So send has listened our possibilities and remove them from us. Christ has for Edward R possibilities. He restores everything he brings you back to where you need to be.

That's why we believe in this church that we can encourage complete and courageous living in Christ.

We believe this because we know it's true. I know it's true you know it's true. We know it's true. This is the light that shines come here with talking about being complete and courageous in Christ we know that more is possible. In Christ we encourage complete and courageous living in Christ, if you were to say to me today pasta what would you as parts of the church, one for my son and daughter that are being born. I am praying with you.

I want to get alongside of you.

We want to get alongside of you, so that your son and daughter can become complete and courageous in Christ. Yes yes I'm I'm praying that you'll daughter will grow up to become a wonderful athlete, I'm praying that your sons and daughters would becoming incredibly successful business people on praying your sons and daughters would succeed in the political arena and become the next presence and governors and and the mic is of our cities and be different. Mike is Zappa. I'm praying that your sons and daughters become great TV personalities and stars and and and changes in life, but I am praying my business in this church you want me to know you want me to know what I'm about that. I will do anything for I will give everything for I'm day to keep pouring my life into it for your children and my children. I want them to become complete as people and hopefully courageous in Christ now is worth doing whatever it takes. Why well because Christ is made this complete he frees us he frees us through his forgiveness. I am a forgiven man perpetually I was forgiven totally and completely. When I gave my life to Christ, so I want you to name the sins that are in your life. Name it God has no exception to forgiveness.

No exception.

Give everything except and it salvation he forgives you for everything and then once you give your life to Christ he just keeps on forgiving you for everything. When he forgives you at salvation.

He's forgiving you totally your inheritance and confirming the fact that you going to go to heaven to be with him. He removes that barrier that's called redemption. And as you live out your Christian life like we all do in this human flesh and we lose it.

We lose our clue. We don't do things and we sin against God.

He forgives us he doesn't forgive us. Often we give our lives to Christ in order for us to go to heaven, he forgives us in order that we can be blameless that we can live this life in fellowship with him that we can be strengthened in our faith. Christ is made us complete.

He frees us through forgiveness. He empowers us through his Spirit.

None of this is because of ourselves. I don't look like or love like go live with.

I don't operate in this life within myself because my life is Christ's. I'm empowered by the Holy Spirit who came into my heart, he's the one who convicts me concerning righteous living. The holiness of my life and not only that he makes is complete because here companies us through his person.

Just think about that you not everywhere I go I got Jesus with me driving in my motorcar going to school flying in an airplane going to other parts of the world at the dinner table when I'm fellow shipping barbecuing outside enjoying that bowl game I've Jesus with me all the time. He accompanies us we we encourage complete and courageous living in Christ because Christ has made us complete but also because Christ has made us courageous. This is a tough, will folks pray pray for young people, not just our young people believe is a running scared everywhere was scared to say anything to somebody might pick it up and put it on social media and accuse us of something was scared share the truth of God's word because somebody might come and have something to say because they might come against us. We scared on that campus to live for Christ. We are we are afraid to pray in public place to anyone should come and say we not allowed to do that America were afraid to operate on Christian prison where afraid to go and play a game of golf as a Christian person afraid to be in the clubhouse and just be a Christian person.

If we win anyway. So anybody that maybe we you know this Jesus somebody is not going to like us and somebody got a pointer finger and look at us in some time off for us in somebody like us and we got to become unpopular.

We need Jesus makes us courageous. He makes us courageous to worship without hindrance makes us courageous to prepare without distraction.

He makes us courageous to serve one another without selection just opens our hearts six is free. I'm glad that we are here together like this. I think Jesus knew what he was doing when he instituted the gathering of God's people when he gathered us in the church like this all across America and all around the world.

The gathering of believers like this we come in every shape, every church behind every bush different denominations and women. Those of us who love Jesus, the evangelical church that loves Jesus and then he scatters us, puts us on the ballfield school takes us on the mission field just takes us and puts us all over the place. What's the difference with the gathered church and then where the scattered church and who always would just people who are tapping into the endless possibilities we have in Christ.

Because Jesus in us has made more possible every kind of possible than we could ever imagine.

And in so doing, he's made us complete gives us courage. What what shall we say then what what shall we say, if God be for us as we complete courageous in Christ. Powerful message from Dr. Wilton today and the question might be. Are you complete courageous in Christ. There is a courage that comes in knowing you're in the center of God's will, even if your difficult situations.

My own personal life. Losing my parents the pain that I've been through, because I was complete in Christ first had courage to face each of those situations. Are you completing Christ starts with the very first step of saying yes to him as Lord and Savior for getaway which you hold for just a moment here. These final closing Are you ready to give your heart and life to Christ. I'm so happy to hear that. Why don't you pray this prayer with me today and gone on no you love me very, very, and I know that the Lord Jesus Christ came died on the cross so that I might be forgiven of my sin. Today I repainted my sin. I can face my sin to you, and I invite you to come into my heart and into my life by faith in Jesus name I pray, if you prayed that prayer. Let me be the first want to welcome you to the family of God. This is wonderful. I hope that you know how much I'm going to be praying for you and how very important this is for me. Call us so that we can talk to and connect to the right place so you can begin this wonderful journey. Perhaps it is time together on this broadcast of the encouraging weather during Don's preaching her Dr. Don's prayer. Moments ago, you realize that God is using this to let you know that he loves you plan you've given your life to Jesus Christ. Or maybe you're almost there, but have some questions once you give us a call and speak with you is answer those questions, discover them together in God's word phone numbers 8668996899673 or rather connect with keyboard keyboard were online as well. IT manufactures a number of resources available on that very website hears Liz with all the details know someone encouragement how our online store like having a Christian bookstore at your fingertips 24 hours a day, you will find serving you reach cards, take care of the shipping word of hope today The Encouraging Word is a viewer listener supported ministry trust in God to supply our needs people think you are listening today that we have a chance and while you're on the website with great joy is the opportunity thing connected to God's word on a daily basis. Many of you are listening to this broadcast contest every single day to have a pop daily Encouraging Word here about things like today. Time is sometimes realize that business last asking God guide us in every conversation we have things are taking place every single day I online daily. Every time I only

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