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R500 Something No One Should Live Without

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August 9, 2021 3:28 pm

R500 Something No One Should Live Without

Encouraging Word / Don Wilton

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August 9, 2021 3:28 pm

The Daily Encouraging Word with Dr. Don Wilton

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Welcome to The Encouraging Word, featuring the Bible-based reading of Dr. Don Wilton about learning to pray the Bible study Sgt. John Simone Dr. Don Wilton would as we learn to pray were available to pray as well with 866-899-WORD or all line in W We would love to connect with Dr. Don Wilton. I want to begin by asking a question asked of yourself and I'm sure that you have. I know that I have is to lose everything. Some of the things that I absolutely could not do without life is filled with blessings with water-based people. I know that I'm a blessed man and I know that God is being so many of us we can count our blessings we sing about contra blessings name them one by one a little surprising that the Lord is done. God is good and he's blessed us and we have so much to be thankful for anything some of the things that on to speak to you this morning from God's word on some things. No one should live without.

This is, I pray that I pray in my own heart. As your pastor I ask God to help me to sizing my ministry to the point at which I'm able to share with God's people the things that are indispensable because everything is important and I'm not going to try and categorize things I would. I trust that you brought a wonderful motorcar to drive to do something a little different this morning I'm game to share with you just points to bank for major points. Suggestions for mandates from God's word different passages of Scripture number one personal relationship with Jesus Christ that could be on top of the list. I want you to meet John's Gospel and check everyone take a copy of God's will in turn with me to John's gospel in chapter 2 this morning, most of us are very familiar with John chapter 3 because one chapter 3 deals with Nicodemus.

What we need to understand about John chapter 3 is that a story about Nicodemus and his conversion is an assumption of the loss converses with John chapter 2. Something happened in the life of the Lord Jesus Christ and Jesus spoke very clear and he said something to me on Beta read in verse 23 now Jesus was in Jerusalem at the Passover feast. Many people serve the miraculous signs he was doing and believed in his name. Just watch me for a second I made to give you a guarantee guarantee you that you and I can go to many places in the United States of America and rock on many doors and all.

Ask most people do you believe in God, and most people in America today.

Are they the same people people all in fact I believe that even believe in God. I remember being in one place and then the processing to me. We gotta go and visit the local town atheist and and so of course I whimpered and sat down with him and drank coffee and and he was something about the fact that he didn't believe God exists and eventually I said, can I ask you one question he said 70 government. I said if you believe that God doesn't exist spending so much time and energy trying to prove that he doesn't exist. If he doesn't exhibit that's not Carter Roberts many years ago. Roberts preached the broad does everything by phone and then when Tocqueville's biggest hospital, missing something this morning Jesus said to Nicodemus, and Jesus said, missing many people have many things Nicodemus was no different. He was a man dressed in a man who had anything that open in shock and have but one thing that he could not live without. He did not have a similar relationship with Jesus Christ as he puts it, he says. He says maybe the miraculous signs he was doing and believed in his name Jesus would not trust himself to them and he did not read man's testimony about the man because he is in the heart of man the book of James tells us that believe in God and they tremble, but they certainly don't know many times and I'm very privileged people who worship with us by way of television, members about church then contact us and for different reasons. I had the opportunity to speak at length, list value with a man by the name of Gerald and Gerald. If you are worshiping with us today. I want you to know that I pray for you and we know God is greater Wachovia in a very special way than a couple of months ago I had a lady come to see me and she sat me down and she began to tell me about things in her life and struggles and the problems in the Optima downs and the depression and I'm when I said to lessen the onset.

I know exactly what you mean. She said you knew exactly what you mean she said wait a minute I'm going to laugh I've counseled with people one on family life. I have said often you going to tell me that you know exactly what I need also give. In fact what I'm about to tell you you cannot live without you cannot live without a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

Some database on worshiping with us today. Your introduction and you sound Brandon and his sing-along of the hymns to be working in you been searching about the safety of my friends that there are some things that you and I cannot live without him.

I cannot live without relying on one relationship with Jesus Christ. It is simply dispensable to our very existence, and Sarah will about existence, personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Number two. The second thing no one should ever live without this in life purpose in life.

Beta just read to you. My favorite passage in Scripture it's in Genesis chapter 12, you can turn with me some of your motive Genesis chapter 12 in verse one, any other reverse one that is what God said the Lord had said to Abram need country people need your father's household and go on to a land that I will show you right from the beginning of the very beginning of the existence of man. God knows that Stephani and growing all of our personal relationship with Jesus Christ that the one thing we cannot live without is God's purpose for our lives to listen to me you know Osama's life.

If you have a prescription for depression and for discouragement.

Somebody gets up in the morning and basically in your heart is saying and a lot of what I'm doing and where I'm going away and I'm gonna do and you're wondering around the sink, decisive God's direct size and he shows us exactly what it is that he wants us to do and when we step into the God because functioning into God's purpose that was my younger brother back to my roots in response to Southside Baptist Church in Huntsville, Alabama.

He is an MP qualified CPA. Imagine having' as a CPA, I think it would be great. His business knowledge was tremendous, awfully young, made a lot of money and range of motion because of anything that open and shut. Remember my youngest brother, saying to my wife and my many years ago saying hello. I bet these things because their skin is being realized.

I'm I remember in 1981 when he was ready settings.

My brother-in-law's under a bridge in Africa on the Indian Ocean. When my wife and I went to go and visit my brother with this I mean I'm in the Indian Ocean, with this magnificent just finished it into the Indian Ocean fishing in the Renaissance and the seagulls and he was a mechanical and electrical engineer and my brother looked at me and said to me Don I want you to know that I'm I'm happy and I'm locked you see practices very important.

Some of us who have a better we might be wandering around aimlessly inside me today pasta. How can I know God's purpose secret. Expected possible broad get on your knees before God and Satan. I have no agenda my hands. I give up.

I stepped out, I stepped up to the plate showed me what you want me to do some folks God is quite capable of directing us in ways acknowledge him and he will direct trip all there's nothing better than being I think that because that's what God wants you to be for being a business person in your business work and being fulfilled because that's what God wants you to be the teacher because that's what God wants you to be an engineer because that's what God wants you to be a medical practitioner because that's what God wants you to be and when you find the center of the compass of God.

Guess what happened becomes a similar mission center of the gospel because you will slap bang in the midst of the purpose of God to lose without that number three times. Focus for life see we cannot only take about a purpose in life sized focus for life.

Turn with me to Matthew's Gospel chapter 16 Matthew's Gospel chapter 16 everyone terminated. This is a great passage of Scripture Matthew chapter 69 Beta read verses 20 through 25 and 26 Matthew chapter 16 sized focus for life. Folks, it's not just purpose. It has to do with commitment to Jesus and Jesus and his disciples anyone would come after me, he must deny himself, he must take up his cross and was part of me ever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will find it would be for a man if he gains the whole world and you see so what can a man give in exchange for his soul. I love to read Ernest Hemingway and you brought me say this before that it has been said that on his brief Ernest Hemingway said and I quote my life is as empty as a broken TV with the crew about is that anyone living as empty casino.

Some things my dear friend, you cannot live without. Cannot live without a personal relationship with Jesus you cannot live without purpose in life lived without a proper focus and talking about decisive decision committed society. As for me and my house we better serve the metal Xmas. I decision this morning that I want to say this will be to you. It's easy for me to be here right now, I love it.I love you not to have to beg me to stand up that you know I love it. Thanks Masumi have to be this is what I do and not any that I've been generally well happy have any choice. I can imagine if this morning. I then said to myself, quite frankly, folks, life stinks and I really want to be here this morning A toothache and the you know so why we just stream lectures sing a few of those old songs you learn that's gonna be pretty sad when the case with you when you got up this morning. I will guarantee you some of you sat there and then he said should I should not we, man I thought. Do we go. I may not continue with monotonically through the heat comes, I do not listen you might choice this morning, and if you didn't feel well, guess what you do when you don't feel well and you want your preacher is making when you smelling Jesus said me so you must take up the cross of me says listen to say I'm going to go to church.

I'm going to surprise my focus. I'm going to make my marriage with my children.

I'm going to spend more time with my family to be effective among the young people I'm going to do the positive focus and commitment is one such a powerful challenge to Dr. Don Wilton our teacher here on The Encouraging Word. And as we make in focus, that priority to our commitment, we would love to give you some resources to help you grow one of those daily Encouraging Word devotional. You can sign up for email of sonically on our website right now ITW There you find a great deal of resources and right now at this time of year a great opportunity to get a number of those resources.

The wonderful value. The Encouraging Word sale prices will start at six dollars that's right six dollars. Visit us online at large eat and click the store tab located at the top of the page. We appreciate your support The Encouraging Word as a viewer or listener supported Street thank you for listening today. Now back to today's great teaching with Dr. Don Wilton I had a time when it comes to diet, and I find my pictures back from vacations and things and the ones that I saw one of the pictures that are taken from the side that always concrete standing straight on as soon as I do, is of me just live folks that choice. I better say to myself, listen, you needn't need that if one that's just my nature.

Some folks some things that cannot live without sized focus God's word commitment and our spirit commitment that my commitment to serve the church and one could make a commitment to singing in the raw.

Some of you in the choir not applied this morning you doing sitting down.

Some of you dads are not spending enough time with your children. Some of us were married on loving our spouses like we some of us are struggling physically. Some of us are getting tired why we never take a break.

We never stop anybody going on vacation you committed the greatest thing to do for my friend, please.

Otherwise it's not going to happen. Some things we cannot live without this amount of tea which pleases Jesus Christ.

This is going to be interesting. Galatians chapter 5 Galatians chapter 5 I want to just run through this again with checking about his brief status of these things are great. We want to thank you for everything. But some things that we cannot live without number. On a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Everything else hinges on the number two person life's life that speaks to my commitment. It's not just folks on the sublime and had a copy of this church not too long ago on Sunday morning and I said in the mosh away on vacation and going to bed. Thanks and yes we met our vacation Bible commitment in our family to be in church on Sunday and so we came back on Saturday night instead of Sunday night, saying that folks outside thanks thanks commitment to my success thanks commitment which is brought about psychosomatic characters. Galatians chapter 5 in verse 22 on one of the bedrooms. The Bible says that the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such there is no belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires and booze 25 Sweden by the spirit. In other words, saying that he signed. Listen to some things you cannot live without them. One of those things that your personality needs to reflect Jesus Christ put this into some kind of practical terminology. Let me give you some suggestions as to a personality that reflects Jesus Christ that pleases God number one rehearsal yourself inside me pasta. How does that affect how that perfects the Lord folks try and be somebody else because God made you so special for Xmas and I'm I'm making the hair around about to spend five much too tired, too much time crooning out soon. Getting in shape physically and I think we should and I should eating the right things.

Not bad looking things people listen to me listen to me, especially young ladies better people life, spending time trying to become somebody else which are not special, just as you and so is there was this way instead of that way for you so that pleases God. The positive the positive and admit anybody who wakes up in the morning and says you know I think I'm just going to be critical of everything today. Have you met someone who just seems to go through life underground hold time is something wrong positive that pleases the Lord just thank God for your circumstances. Number three personal symbol personal lives on young people is tease me about this. A plea it's that stuff it's something to become an isolationist personal folks listen to me pleases the Lord make other people feel comfortable to self number for generous I'm speaking to the wrong crowd about generosity. I know that the generous folks you want generous, but I I'm going to ask you a question. If we then have a personality pleases the Lord made anybody who's got a hand ball to open the hand to give anything to anybody else that harms the labor share with anybody else drive motor because they never shared with anybody else that bank balances. They never shared with anybody else. They never share with anybody else never shared with anybody else personality. They never shared with anybody else. The forms they never shared with anybody else generous in your personality say to me pasta. How do I know if I'm generous, you know, if you generous when lost to do something for somebody you when lost to do by somebody else. A clerk at the Coke machine when lost make a loaf of bread for somebody and take somebody something they lost did you pay somebody else's green fees probably never be generous you know that you know I believe God's blessings, church folks, generous generosity of this church to another whole level to another whole level.

Number six, number five, so how can you be personality. My plan is that God is the reflecting personality striving to God's word and he's staying personality blogs that pleases God. James chapter 1.

James puts it like this. He said God do it, six.

Be compassionate, be compassionate. That's a personality that pleases the Lord. Compassion compassion care about other people. We can ask questions when lost, did you pick up the phone and call somebody pick up the phone when lost, did you just a thought of line and put a hand on the shoulder folks.

These things are things that because we did Truman to do them by God's grace and is we make that determination because of God's grace in our life. We know that there's more than just what we hear Pray that is, we listen to God's word taught today by Dr. Wilson. We would be ready to make some changes, some course corrections, some adjustments were here to praise you through those adjustments at 866-899-WORD before get away.

The most important part of our day with Dr. Don Wilton are you ready to give you half life to the Lord Jesus Christ.

Why don't you pray this prayer with me right. Dear God, I know that Iversen and I know that Jesus died for me on the cross today. I painted my sin and by faith I receive you into Jesus, my friend.

I welcome you today into the family of God. This is ask.

Citing you recall that the most important part because we are here to let you know Jesus lunch if you just gave your life to Christ praying with Dr. Wilson. Moments ago, dedicated your life to Christ. We would love to connect you with Dr. Don Wilton resources that are actually free.

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