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March 15, 2022 8:00 am
We all could use some encouragement and will fight it together today in the Bible-based teaching of Dr. Don Wilton on this edition of The Encouraging Word by Dr. Don Texas to Romans chapter 12 about this message. It's a portrait of a lukewarm man or woman are we in danger of finding ourselves in that lukewarm state, neither hot or cold Lord would spew us out today will go to Scripture and understand how we can confidently know that we land in the on fire for Jesus category. Again, as we discussed this with Dr. Don Wilton as he teaches and preaches no that were available right with you and for you anytime at 866-899-WORD. That's 866-899-9673 or online at tewonline.org.
Now today's great message with Dr. Don Wilton does the human understanding, open your Bibles with me to Romans chapter Romans chapter just for the next few much I want to speak to you about something that runs deep now want to say a couple of things as you open your Bibles to Romans chapter this single most important thing I want to say to all of us here today is there is nothing more important than you give your heart lock to the Lord Jesus Christ. You know, I might speak to that we might speak to man today, but this is about all of us without the Lord Jesus, you're on your own.
That's not a good place to be. Give your life to Christ trusted as your Savior and Lord can face your son to him because he loves you.
He died for you and he will do for you what you cannot do for yourself. Second thing I want to say to you is that what it is that you here today applies to everyone who hears this today. To borrow a phrase that I've used many times you might hear me speaking to the Apple but the oranges are going to get latest listen carefully thing I want to cite is that I'm extremely deeply grateful for the school, hundreds of godly man that I have been influenced by and you have to say that from the depths of my heart beginning with my own father. Steve spoke about his wonderful father Mr. Skinner. What a great man of God. I cannot begin to even describe talk about the godly man even in our congregation we have so many wonderful man but I want to say this to you that manhood is under a and precedented attack in America today, man. It's time that some of you start standing up straight, some of you are so cool you know when Jesus spoke even about the church in the lost days. He spoke about this issue being not know cold. Some of you may, in hot when you come to church and the rest of the week you are so insipid, God will spew you out of his mouth.
Some of you men all are so useless where it really counts, and you claim to know the Lord Jesus you you the same of everything. When you there in the ballpark when you go and watch your favorite team, your front St. when it doesn't really matter and your actions are all put into sometimes good things, but things that don't really matter.
Authorities man our priorities are getting so mixed up that the things that really matter are increasingly becoming diminished. Some of you fathers are destroying your children because you're teaching them that important things are not actually important and you are pushing your kids away from the things that matter. According to God's word you made in some of you fathers off so gung ho about how your kids play a bowl game but when it comes to the Lord Jesus Christ you insipid you lukewarm you got nothing to say. You capitulate, you have no stand up in you. I want you to know that God wants to take you.
I we sing just a moment.
As for me and my house we will serve the Lord. I believe my my brothers that when when you and I as men when we lead our families out children when we serve the Lord as men accountable to God.
God does some things that differ by human understanding and I'll go where angels fear to tread. What wife I will guarantee you, what will wipe wants of you more than anything else more than the money you provide in the beautiful member trips and all these things which are wonderful.
What you will wipe wants more than anything else is on is a real man in her life who knows Jesus Christ, knows he belongs to and is willing to stand up and stand on the truth of God and be one of these men like Joshua who would say. As for me and my house we will serve the Lord, and there is a bunch of you men.
You are so insipid and your some loophole you come to church and all you do is float down the stream of all the other big fish and you wonder why you go through life backwards and your sons and your daughters are watching you and trusting an instant you change like a comedian change the skin. The painting upon which color you happen to be standing on at what particular time. That's what you look like when you're at the country club you behaved like a country club when you're at the ballgame you behaved like the ballgame when you just with the boys you behaved just like you with the boys you talk you act like them you illustrate black them. You have an attitude like that. So when I look at these things related to the person that I am this world, this battle that we have this squeeze will, living in a day and age today with a world out there is looking at me and inside you just forget about being a man. In fact, the more you look like a woman the better the more you behave like a female. The bed you need to diminish everything you need to sit down. You need to be quiet.
You need to know your place and you need to stop acting like a man. What does God have to say to us. I want to speak to you for just a moment on the pole a portrait of a lukewarm man.
Romans chapter 12 verses one to this is what Paul said said I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God which is your spiritual worship. Nameless do not be conformed to this world but rather be Tron's full how you do this by the renewing of your mind that this means you are able to do to taste discerning what the will of God is that which is good and accept all and perfect hideout with you would find many of father mania man that would look at these children. For example, in site you know what I really pray that my children would grow up knowing that in God's eyes. What ever it is they knew and wherever it is they go and how ever it is they operate that it is good. It is acceptable and it is perfect.
According to God, we pledged allegiance to the Bible just a moment ago.
This is what the Bible says this is not preacher told us what God says and you know there is a scene scene which if we would look at this from the reverse perspective that what Paul is doing here. He's giving us a portrait of a warm man lukewarm man has five basic characteristic features if you lukewarm. This is what you look like number one, you are responsive to urgency. Should I beseech you, I appeal to you by the way, that little word there pole uses means I want you to know that what is being seen here is of most important, according to what God is saying man do we understand the urgency of the times in which we live. You get, you know what our sons and daughters are facing when we fit into this man a lukewarm man is unresponsive to urgency slot really wins the next ballgame. The lukewarm man is unresponsive.
He's the classic Rudy 222 second burst same as the first. There are some of you man listening to me today. Today is no different to yesterday because quite frankly, you couldn't care less about what's going on what your kids are facing as long as you are being served.
You just loophole talk. Well I'll let everybody else do my home doesn't matter.
The way I behaved doesn't matter. I'll just lick the schoolteacher handle man I'll just let the preacher doing just pawn them off on somebody else notice.
Are you the man what you kids really think and what are they gonna really say argue with a old enough to really say what they need to say forgive the interruption will be back for the rest of today's message. A portrait of a lukewarm man in just a moment Dr. Don Wilton remind you we are here for you love to pray with you and for you anytime at 8668986689996730 we can meet firstname.lastname@example.org that's DEW on line.org where you will discover great resources like this seeking to devour your grandchildren evil run Street pouring out of social and online streaming young people with false promises that were anything with your you will receive Dr. Wilton along with the prayers that availment.
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DEW on line.org now back today's teaching with Dr. Don Wilton you that strength that protect you real man's man or you just he sees. Listen man what you want to you want a portrait of a lukewarm man, a lukewarm man is unresponsive to urgency. He is unwilling to surrender not just what Paul said. He said I heard you to present your body.
That word is an interesting word because the word that we use to describe capitulation to complete the handover to give up on one's self so you if I was to talk to you today about marriage.
You're a married man you listening right now like I the greatest gift you can give to your wife is to surrender your self to her. Does that sound, ironic that's real man who you know real according to the Bible is a man that's got every capability to stand up say anything he wants. Because of these DNI and because he's a tough guy in town, but he doesn't do it because he loves the other person so much. The lukewarm man is unwilling to surrender. Are you kidding me. In other words, the lukewarm man says I will never give my body to you to my children to anybody else.
I will not hand over myself because I come first.
Some of you men are so sainted in yourselves.
You are so selfish. Everything revolves around you. That's what he's talking about. It's like you. It's not about you.
You're not interested you don't ever support you not going to get behind. If it doesn't crank your tractor. Everybody else can forget gunpowder their own field on and what that means but it sounds good. Number three lukewarm man is unprepared to sacrifice what he said yeah present give up, surrender yourself as a living sex. It's lukewarm and save on giving up anything on myself. Sacrifice my plate of food.
I'm a man I need to eat first to sacrifice my time with you man. I'm not trying to pick on you every time I think of D-Day. Every time I think about Vietnam veterans. Every time I think about Korean War veterans.
Every time I think of men and women in uniform, I always think of things like this you know I'm willing to watch this. Are you ready for this.
I'm willing to lay down my life at sacrifice, not bombastic. It's not just about heroism.
It's what made the world is in such a crisis because man have capitulated in every zone of life across the board, and it is getting more and more and more evident even in our own nation and turn the kids to die inside. Come on, let's reason together, man.
You're 14 years old I know you want to be out. They wanted you just take the next year will from school. Man, what is this going to school to get up, got all you what is all of this meant typing two years old. If you feel I could go to school every now and again but somehow some of us men have arrived at the point we know and love the Lord Jesus that you know I don't have to renew my mind if I feel like it didn't do that. Life group you now do that, Bible study, I'll give you that accountability group I go to church. I'll get around people and blew me up instead of break me down for myself, so I'll sing all stand watch kids all drop boxes all get involved in the Green Street mission outpost across the world are provide all prior login alongside all get a bottle on the street corner and help somebody you need. Now I don't dispute that, if it suits me, you lukewarm brother you are lukewarm I know you know this is about all of us.
It's it's a challenge to be a Christian man. I spent three quarters of my life trying over and over to discipline myself more and more, and how many times I've missed the mark and warlock done is become and I'm in a tell you something flat out folks I can take a lot of stuff but I sure don't like the feeling in me when I'm loophole. I don't like being all and just for the record, I have been lukewarm. More times than I can shake a stick at it as I disciplined life and being a man okay what company you run will help you. You are what seek you sitting you can be the most person in the world and be insipid and warm for Christ is not a good feeling you can do something about, so if that's a portrait of a lukewarm man. What is a godly man look like will now let's just turn it around the other way a godly man is aware of the urgency godly men godly men gentlemen godly men if I could ask you right now to stand up which I'm not doing yeah and in Genesis. By way of television today if I was to sell you a godly man, are you aware do you understand urgency do you get you get.
Would you be the first one to stand up.
I didn't say do we all know exactly what it is that we need to do now what I'm saying you all just simply sitting on our captors doing nothing all we are a group of men who love Jesus Christ to come to resolve me and my house we will serve the Lord. There are some things that are not open to negotiation godly man is aware of urgency or godly man is willing to surrender. I think godly men have a perpetual attitudinal disposition toward our surrender to Jesus.
Give it up for him or godly man is prepared to sacrifice. Sacrifice is the ultimate extent of surrender sacrifice means that something is going to have to be given all the way. It's an attitudinal disposition. It's a it's a willingness to give up my life if you don't understand urgency, you ain't gonna be disparate, big boy, you going to just stand and say let the alligator take my son. Dads don't do that, you know they don't do that for their wives.
They don't do that for the door because they don't do that for their sons in a bubble. They don't do that for the Lord Jesus Christ where the man of God today in America where all we guys, where all me. Where are you where my most of us at the drop of a hat you go do something else instead of worship the Lord wears out loyalty wears out loyalty to our church to our Savior wears out loyalty to America you call yourselves. We call ourselves Americans but we not willing to stay up like man, where are you who are you Jesus said if you want to follow me, you must take up the cross to deny yourself, follow me godly man is unwilling is unwilling to control it's not easy to be a nonconformist.
When it comes to biblical truth we are facing unprecedented moral challenges in America.
It is increasingly popular, based upon biblical truth as I go man to follow the standup for what is right. According to the word of God, godly man is engaged in personal transformation and I love that lost party says your be transformed by the renewing of your mind so that you may prove what is that good and perfect will of God.
He tells us how to do its two becoming engaged practically positively in a disciplined manner are cool upon us.
Call upon our fog school stands man ringing transformation. Transformation mean that when we submit our soups to disciplines that brought to us. Your church is a good example in most churches provide this report you to be environment study small groups opportunities teach places to ministering to serve to give to others. This is the renewing of your mind contact you. The more you give, the more comes in. It just includes the foods up your system, and it was his chain Tron formation, you begin to see different perspective. You begin to live in a way that you know you love. Indeed, everything changes you gave a new, different perspective, you can listing the teaching of Dr. Don Wilton, the pulpit now as he steps in the studio. Open your heart what he wants to share next are you ready to give your heart and life to the Lord Jesus Christ. Why don't you pray this prayer with me right now they're gone. I know that Iversen and I know that Jesus died for me cross today, I repent of my sin and by faith I receive you into my heart.
In Jesus name, my friend. I welcome you today into the family of God. This is exciting news. If you displayed along with Dr. moments ago to give your life to Jesus Christ to rededicate your life to Christ. We are excited to celebrate with you and Dr. Don wants to pray for you love to put some free resources in your hands as well. You can call us at 866-899-WORD and share decision within this materials out right away again. Our phone number is 866-899-9673 or you can connect on our website as well. NTE W online.org.
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