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February 9, 2021 8:00 am
God has an encouraging word for you and me today to the Bible-based preaching at Dr. Don Wilton and it's time to go today. Dr. Wilton, Texas John chapter 6 about understanding the deeper things of God.
As we connect remover online all the time at tewonline.org G. Now let's open God's word together with Dr. Don Wilton God's Word, the Bible drawn gospel in chapter 6, drawn gospel chapter 6 now before we read from God's word. I want to say a few words about the subject that we going to be looking at the there is a real thing in which I should preach on this subject.
At least once every year there is a real same thing which we should all mark our calendars this morning and you should know that every year on this anniversary your foster is going to break almost the same basic because it is so important. Garrett is how to understand the deepest things of God. How to understand the deeper things of God.
Now there are many many many many many issues in God's word from Genesis to Revelation that I'm going to guarantee you this morning.
It will probably take us a lifetime to try to understand the because there are things about God and that pertain to God that man will never know until we find ourselves face-to-face with him in heaven. God is so great and he is so wonderful and you imagine that we worship a God who is so lost that he removes this mighty universe and yet he is so small that he dwells within our hearts and within our lives, my friends, today there are many things in God's word that not all the degrees in the world. Not all the Greek and Hebrew.
Not all the calling of God upon a man or woman's life. Not all the Bible studies read again to enable us to fully and completely understand. And so the question must be honest of all of us. How do I understand the deeper things of God. Is this a gearbox situation is that anything that God's word would throw light upon that would help me to walk a little bit closer toward an understanding of the deep things of God. Yes, there are. The Bible is food with what God tells us to do and to be aware. Now we are preaching through John's gospel at this present time in many times already in this great gospel. As we will discovering all of the books of the Bible.
They have been many issues that keep coming up. In fact, every time I prepare for a message. I find myself saying you know I really need to spend about six or seven weeks on this and you know if I screen six or seven weeks on every issue that the word of God brings to our attention.
Well, it would be safe to say that in 13 years. We would probably be fortunate if we covered one book of the Bible. There is so much richness to the depth of who God is experiencing God and knowing the mind of God is an unbelievable task about which we are cold in our lifetime.
Now before I read a passage of Scripture. I believe that amongst many others during John chapter 6 there are six major issues that Jesus brings to the floor in John chapter 6, I'm going to list them for you ready for this, you may want to write them down for you, but there are there are six things that happen in John chapter 6 that quite frankly on not all that easy to understand. Now there are two categories of understanding that we got to understand this morning. Number one, there are those who are outside of Christ. If you haven't given your heart to the Lord Jesus. The Bible says that you will understand nothing about God, you will have the most difficulty in understanding because you have not received the spirit of God. It is only when you receive the spirit of God, that you begin that progressive journey into somewhat of an understanding of the mind of God that is a lifetime experience. That is why it is so critical and so important to be in God's house and go to Sunday school and to study God's word together. If you're outside of Christ we going to give you an opportunity to die to invite Jesus to come into your heart and life and to know that you know that one day when you died. Jesus would come that you too will be transported by the angels to be seated at the feast table of the king. Then there are those who have already done so by far the majority of this great century this morning that the Bible says as a born-again believer, you and I are engaged in a progressive walk throughout life and wear black to the inspiration of the spirit of God. We didn't come to a deeper understanding of the mind of God. There are six things here that we would find a little difficult to understand. Depending on what stage we are in our spiritual walk number one is found in John chapter 6 and verse 25.
How in the world did Jesus get into the boat. The Bible says when they found him on the other side of the lake by Austin Rabbi, when did you get. These people had been witness to the fact that Jesus went this way they had been witness to the fact that the disciples went this way and all of a sudden the disciples arrive on the shore of Galilee with Jesus in the boat.
It's a very good question. Jesus, how did you get into the boat difficult to understand. The second one. How do you do the work of God that's found right there in verse 28 then they Austin. What must we do to do the works God requires that I suggested to you that this is probably the same question lost by all the religions of the world, both Christian and non-Christian. What must I do to do the works of God. How can I gain access to God. What do I need to do in order to be so it's something that not a lot of people understand how do I do the works of God number three is the third perplexing question that calls for spiritual understanding. How was it possible in verse 41, how was it possible for Jesus to be the bread of life.
What'd he mean by that. Look at verse 41, at this, the Jews began to grumble about him because he said I am the bread that came down from heaven and I can just see those people looking at each other saying what in the world is he talking about what in the world is that clean. Jesus said I am the bread of life. What's the meaning on the bread of life. They demonstrated their lack of understanding in the bidding that in verse 50 by saying what he must be talking about is the manner in which God sent to us that came down when we were wandering around in the leaderless. Surely God you could give us more manager.
Jesus said that manner that I saved from heaven is irrelevant. In fact you make of that manner and you died.
I am the bread of life. If you eat of me you will never die.
You will have eternal life. What in the world that he mean by that number four has a big one ready for this one is found in verse 52. How in the world can you eat the flesh and drink the blood of Jesus Christ.
What does that mean Jesus said I'm the bread of life in verse 51 I am the living bread.
If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever.
This bread is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world. Then the Jews began to argue sharply among themselves and say how can this man give us his flesh to eat. That's difficult understand how do you understand something like that. Number five. How do you understand how to believe in Jesus Christ.
What is meant by that verse 64. The Bible says very clearly.
Yet there are some barbecues who do not believe Jesus said, believe in me. I am the father are one, for Jesus had known from the beginning.
Which of them did not believe in and who would betray him, he said in verse 67 to the disciples, are you wanting to leave. Are you wanting to refuse to believe in me what you mean. Believe in God. How do you understand this thing called belief. You can go all over America today. Most people in America will tell you I believe in God but the Bible says it's not good enough just to believe in God but here Jesus says you must believe in me. Surely there must be confusion here, Jesus told Nicodemus he said Nicodemus here an illustration of what I was talking about in John chapter 2 that it's not good enough just to believe in God you must be born again. That's what it means to believe will how do you understand that Jesus said looks like the wind that blows you Garrett.
See if you feel it that you don't understand. How do you understand what it means to believe in God number six on the world would Jesus know that someone would betray him. Look at verse 70. How did Jesus know that someone would betray him. In verse 17 Jesus replied, have not chosen you the 12 yet one of you is a devil he meant Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot to go.
One of the 12 was later to betray him. How did Jesus know this well those of us who know and love the Lord Jesus will say well just because he's God. That's why, but you see friends. There is a basic fundamental theological issues involved in this. If I had been one of the 12 back in the time of the Lord Jesus that would've scared me to do would not have you if Jesus had looked at the 12 of us, of which I was a number and Jesus said I know that you following me but one of you is a devil.
How would the quietly right now if I played all this is a great choir with one abuse of the I'd probably get stones on the back. Just think about how Jesus knows something that was so significant and so serious that it was inextricably intertwined into that old rugged cross, how can we understand the well let's read God's word together. John's gospel chapter 6 and I'm going to begin reading at verse 41, just a few selected verses for the sake of time at this Jews began to grumble about him because he said I am the bread that came down from heaven they say business not Jesus the son of Joseph, his father and mother we know how can he not say I came down from heaven. Jesus Johnson stop grumbling among your stool. No one can come to me unless the father who safely draws him and I will raise him up at the loss day. It is written in the prophets. They will all be told by God. Everyone who listens to the father and learns from him comes to me. No one has seen the father except he has seen the father except the one who is from God. Only he has seen the father. I tell you the truth, he who believes has everlasting life. I am the bread of life, your forefathers, a commander in the desert. Yet they died but carries the bread that comes down from heaven, which a man might eat and not die. I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever, so in verse 52 the Jews began to argue among themselves. In verse 53 Jesus said to them, I tell you the truth, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you, whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the loss day for my flesh is real food and my blood real drink.
Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me and I in him, just as the living father sent me, and I live because of the father so the one who feeds on me will live because of me. This is the bread that came down from heaven. Your forefathers ate the manna and died but he who feeds on this bread will live forever and Jesus said this while teaching in the first Baptist Church of Spartanburg big of a part in the synagogue in Capernaum. You see friends all across America to dine in churches, God's word is being proclaimed in the Bible says something very significant old Buick in parenthesis. At the conclusion of this particular sermon of our Savior that these things were being taught to the people in the center of the house which is the house of God. How do we understand the deeper things of God. I believe that in John chapter 5 in John chapter 6, at their own amongst several other issues which I don't have time to get into better I'm going to share with you six ways in which the Bible teaches us that you and I can understand more clearly the deeper things of God. You might want to write these down. Make a note of it number one believe the Scriptures believe the Scripture John chapter 5 in verse 39 if you would just go back there for a moment John chapter 5 in verse 39.
Wonderful to hear all those pages wrestling every time.
Returning God's word is what Jesus said. He said in verse 39 you diligently study the Scriptures because you think that by the end you possess eternal life.
And then Jesus says you're quite right. Because these are the Scriptures that testify about me Jesus was saying to the skeptics. He was saying today man and women.
If you are ever going to understand the deep things about who I am here must believe the word of God. I believe that what Jesus was trying to say these people you will never understand the deep things of God. If you're not willing, it's a hallmark of this church. This is a church that believes the book. This book is preached in God's house they ought never to be a time that this pasta ever spams that I don't open God's word that we don't carry God's word that we don't see one another on Sunday with Bibles in hand. Why, because this preacher does not have anything to say outside of the word of God. The Bible says you must believe this because they testified the truth concerning Jesus Christ.
There's a second way in which we can understand the deep things of God. We must be willing to take God at his word. Number two. Be willing to take God at his word. You know, every time I think about this.
I think of our own families. I have a wonderful family and old parents get to this point, Guenther. They just come a time in our lives. My friend, when our children have to take a set word when it comes to the gospel of our Lord Jesus with the deep things of life. If you go with me to chapter 6 and verse 10 what we read the Bible says that Jesus said to these people without apology have good people sit down to give the eruption will be back with the rest of today's message.
How to understand the deeper things of God with Dr. Don Wilton in just a moment, but it's Dr. Don that insists, I remind you we are here for you.just now during the broadcast for 24 hours a day at this phone number 866899 word that's 866-899-9673 would love to speak with you. Pray with you, maybe connect to some of the great resources like the new book from Laura story you can take a pic right now I give up on our website at tewonline.org G again that's just one of the many resources available.
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What happened in verse 20. The Bible says that Jesus came walking on the water and these men were scared to death, but he said to them, it is been knocked up right go with me to verse 26 when I saw him coming.
They said to him monster. How did you get into the boat. Jesus taunted and said I tell you the truth, you are not you are looking for me for the wrong reason Jesus spoke to you going with me to verse 29. They Austin.
What must we do to do the work that God requires.
Jesus taunted and said the work of God is this, to believe in the one he has seen and on and on and on and on it goes by I submit to you today my dear friends, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girl that if we are able going to understand the deep things of God. Number one, we must believe the Scriptures number two. We must be willing to take God at his word. There is a sign that I believe in God stated that sales God stated that sales believe the Scriptures like God and he's word number three rely on the Holy Spirit.
Relax completely upon the Holy Spirit cook with.
Verse 63 Jesus said, did you notice in verse 61. By the way, let's go back to verse 60 C every time I announce one verse about to go back another one verse 60 on hearing this, many of his disciples said, here it is. This is a hard teaching who can accept You will want to know how God spoke to me about this message.
It was that good.
When I began to study that nurse and I began to understand that these people were having a hard time understanding and accepting the deep truth of God. I say to myself no different to us aware of this that his disciples were grumbling. Jesus said to them, does this is a friend you what if you were to see the Son of Man the same to where he was before all and then he puts the nail on the head. He says the spirit, why the place counts for nothing. The birds I have spoken to you are spirit and they all live. Jesus was saying to these people. If you are ever going to understand the deep things about God. You have got to rely on the presence and the power and the indwelling of the spirit of the living God. Why because it is the spirit of God through the manifestation of these word graves uploading speak, but there's 1/4 dynamic involving here, you need to listen to it carefully because it's rather complicated. I have to think carefully about this.
In order for us to understand the deep things of God. Number four. We must pray for those who reject God.
We must pray for those who reject God you see in verse 66 of John chapter 6 the Bible says. From this time many of his disciples turned back and no longer followed him. In verse 17 Jesus affirms that one of the 12 was going to betray him, and was one of the 12 was going to let them down.
I believe what Jesus was saying is that in order for us to come to an understanding of the mind of God.
We've got understand my beloved friends that unbelievable spiritual choice that God has given to mankind. Some believe the word which was spoken and some believe not and it is my conviction that the more we understand and pray for those who refuse trick the deep things of God.
The more within our own hearts and minds. We begin to understand the incredible power of God that is made available to us to all such people unto himself while because nobody is beyond the grace of God. But there's a first dynamic involving understanding the deeper things of God. We must not only pray for those rejected by Primus.
Rejoice with those who accepted you see the Bible says in verse 68 Simon Creed onto the Lord, to whom shall we go.
You have the words of eternal life. We believe and we know that you are the holy one of God. How the world will that help me in my understanding of the deep things of God to rejoice with those who have accepted the deep things of God cares that Garrett is because friends right throughout Scripture, God admonishes us to connect ourselves with spiritual giants to connect ourselves with people who are walking with God to subject ourselves to the systematic teaching of the word of God is one more point. Not only must we believe the Scriptures take God at his word rely on the Holy Spirit. Pray for those who reject God. Rejoice with those who received him, and who understanding with number six go to church go to church.
You see, right there in verse 59 the Bible says Jesus said all of this while teaching in the synagogue at Capernaum. Isn't it great to be in God's house. You see friend is something about being in God's house is, indeed, there is something about being in God's family. If her doctor will preach now as he comes in the studio. Open your heart to what is about to say next. Are you ready to give you half in life to the Lord Jesus Christ. Why don't you pray this prayer with me right now.
Dear God, I know that on the center and I know that Jesus died for me on the cross. Today I repainted my second and my faith I receive you into my car in Jesus night, my friend. I would welcome you today into the family of God. This is exciting news welcome. His family got. I know some of you just gave your life to Jesus, you need to call us for some wonderful resources that will help you grow. Next 866-899-WORD is the number that's 866-899-9673 or meet us email@example.com news here. Please starts with fireworks and fanfare facts. It is lived out in the trenches in the mundane struggles of everyday life is hard and is messy. It requires lots of prayer in the power of prayer. This is where we God The Encouraging Word 24 hour prayer line you can call 866899866999673 talk to a live person you would be glad to The Encouraging Word as a viewer listener supported ministry.
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