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R1657 The Believer’s Determination

Encouraging Word / Don Wilton
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March 21, 2022 8:00 am

R1657 The Believer’s Determination

Encouraging Word / Don Wilton

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March 21, 2022 8:00 am

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Do you lack determination in some area of your life today.

Dr. Don Wilton's messages called the believers determination.

Everything changes as we become believers and followers of Jesus Christ today Dr. Don Wilton's message.

Call the believers determination is coming from Colossians chapter 2 reopen God's word will gain understanding on how God's word is really designed to empower us to intensify our determination to be followers of Jesus, as we open the word to get another were available for you bring together 24 hours a day on this phone line 866-899-WORD anytime day or night.

Would love to pray with you and for you were connected with great resources like to find tewonline.org GR website phone number again 866899673 or email us at online@tewonline.org now lost you to open your Bible today to Colossians we going to be in the second chapter. I just want you to know God and I shared this with a team this morning. It operates on the Lord is so bracing my own heart through this series as we try to understand what it is that God would say to us.

Colossians chapter 2 in verse six so then, just as you have received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith, as you were taught and overflowing with thankfulness. See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world wrong other than on Christ. For in Christ all the fullness of the deity lives in bodily form and you have been given the fullness of Christ is the head of every power and authority in him you also circumcised in the putting off of the sinful nature not put the circumcision done by the hands of men, but with the circumcision done by Christ Jesus, having been buried with him in baptism and raised with him through faith in the power of God raised him from the day when you were dating your sins. And then you're on the circumcision of your sinful nature. God made you alive in Christ. People gave us all Dowson's having sold the written code with its regulations. That was against us, and that stood opposed to a seat.

Why they to the cross and having this all the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them triumphing over them by the cross. They full do not let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink.

With regard to religious festival new Moon celebration or a Sabbath day. These are a shadow of the things that would become the reality, however, is found in Christ. Do not let anyone who delights in false humility and the worship of angels disqualify you for the prize. Such a person goes into great detail about what he is seen in his spiritual mind pops him up with idle notions is lost connection with the head from whom the whole body, supported and held together by its ligaments and sinews, grows as God chose to grow since you died with Christ to the basic principles of this world, why, as though you still belong to it, do you submit to its rules do not handle. Do not taste do not touch these old dish in the parish with use because they are based on human commands and teachings. Such regulations indeed have an appearance of wisdom with a self imposed worship.

They false humility and their harsh treatment of the body, but they lack any value in restraining sensual indulgence and I'm going to add the next two verses, just listen to this since then you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated on the right hand of God that is just wonderful, powerful, the determination of believers determination these people face the predicament you gonna find these strangely similar to your and my predicament. What was there predicament number one they would discard just discourage the believers would they live in a world they were being squeezed. I would being withering they would discourage number two.

They were divided believers with. Can you imagine that believers were the church was divided. They were divided among themselves. There was no unity and your polls looking at him saying what is this is Christ divided it that would discourage that were down in the dumps. They were they were divided. Number three they would they would disconnected. In verse three of chapter 2, he says my prayer. This is what God's going to enable us to do is to give you understanding understanding.

We want you to know to understand the riches of the grace of God. We want you to know the mystery of God. These people would disconnected number four. They were regularly deceived. You know that the school that we read back in chapter 2, the I want to tell you these things so that nobody is going to come and deceive you people frame believers cancel who you listening to number five. There predicament was they were very this only this only that's what they were.

They were experienced and poor is counteracting this and he's saying to them right there in verse five he said I want you to know I take great delight in your Christian leanness. There is a visit. Discipline in this discipline it's it's an indication to determination and and of course, number six.

They probably the greatest predicament was that they had become discombobulated. I put that up there for you.

That's a word just in case any of you are struggling with your Greek right now. This from Bob related. Anybody know what that means. Cannot tell you what that means.

It means confusion.

There's a bunch of believers today. People who know Jesus but you discombobulated in your faith. You don't know what you believe in you, not giving enough time for that. So what is there determination if that's there predicament. What what is pole signed and then what's there determination and he counteracts they predicament with six subjects and they they are beautiful subjects and they begin with that little introductory phrase.

So then medical word.

There is I've already said you capris with the idea on the basis of the encouragement and the unity and understanding and the firmness of your fight so then be determined number one Meredith you ready number one be committed and it represents a real this is. Please forgive the interruption will be back in just a moment with the rest of Dr. Wilson's message the believers determination Dr. Don once we let you know where here for you connecting on our phone line 24 hours a day at 866-899-WORD. That's 866-899-9673. I would love to speak with you. Pray with you connect with great resources will also find all of our resources on our website. It's TE W online.org TE W online.org. It's also the place to find great resources like this wonderful book from Dr. Don Wilton. I can describe how to sit at the feet of Dr. Billy Graham frame so many eddies every second I put in Saturday's my this relationship never violating any just sharing life. This man that God used it to reach so many people Christ frames of presidents and prime minister. You don't want to miss this opportunity it is personal and the blessings that flow from blogs to now that's just one of many great resources on our website@tewonline.org powerful resources to gain insight on the relationship between Dr. Don Graham.

It inspires us all because Dr. Billy Graham is the most humble person I've ever met person continually reminds us it's not just the Billy Graham to change the world to me doing our part serving our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Now back to today's message with Dr. Don is the second aspect of the determination be rooted in EC is that in verse six.

Continue limit. Look at verse seven rooted in him, and I love that word rooted what Paul is saying is that our determination needs to go deep go deep be determined. Number three growing one be committed be rooted. The growing look at verse seven. Again, he said, rooted uses the wood boot up that would carries that's a discipleship would it it it means to grow in the grace and knowledge and admonition of the Lord Jesus.

It's it's the it's the prime principle of Christian discipleship. It's that discipline it's it's that it's that the group it's doing so together.

It's sending one another Bible verses. It's being in the ladies Bible study. It's being in Sunday morning life groups and weekday life groups it's being in that deep group without students on Sunday nights is what it takes building. The building some of you have got an awfully rinky-dink building your building. Yes, you may be 50 years of age, but you spend no time building your building so you will, like wobbly in your faith and takes is some little breeze comes through and you pitch a hissy fit and you leave you just shallow you major on minors. You constantly getting upset with everything you the problem and it's time for you to take note what God is telling us he's talking about the inner person here, living in the he wants us to be strong and mature. Be committed be rooted be growing. Number four will be strengthened. Look at verse seven.

Again, the second part of verse seven strengthened in the faith, as you were told, that's a beautiful statement being strong in the faith. You know what I am so grateful for our young people and men love being around and I love what's going on. I love all the folks that pour into them.

You parents that are so dedicate your heart you doing your strengthening them. Listen guys, they can leave home. One of these days and I got to go if one of these college campuses in every kind of wind is going to come blowing through the same listen be determined parents.

I'm just telling you something. Some of you are feeding the weakness of your kids you majoring everything you putting all your cookies in the wrong Bosket you're chasing off the pipe dreams and rainbows your teaching your kids to place value in things that are not going to make them strong.

You going to pay a very serious price for that now is the time to take action. Some of you are chasing around often nothingness in your teaching your kids to do that and it's time something your parents stood up and came by the time your kids get to 16 like I have their own mind and doesn't it's not any easier.

These all this determination. This is in our world today. Everything is moving all the things going on all the opportunity they wonderful folks. What a wonderful world. What a wonderful opportunity to teach your kids to be good citizens and to work hard and strive hard and and do the best I can in school and play bowling get on that team man get up in that stadium and cheer them on. I was so proud of some of our students Kindle parks the sparse Friday night homecoming queen, a dormant what any credible young lady men. We just we share our people. We thank God for them with proud of them, which he talking about. This is the stuff this is not pie-in-the-sky, pull yourself toward yourself Getting to church and say a few nice little words to each other.

This is serious business, be committed be rooted be growing be strengthened. Number five, be thankful, look at the slots parlor that overflowing with thanks attitude of gratitude. Number six be determined be determined. Verse eight see to it that nobody takes you captive, excuse me, see to it what you watching, listening to who are you listening secret nobody takes you away from who Jesus is. Now the question is this, and this is this is so deep and so wonderful. How can this be accomplished by just say to you, I don't know how to do this I I I'm too busy. We got a wonderful life.

Men with her friends and family and grandkids and bowl games. I mean, life goes on mean it's going it's throwing everything at us good and not so good right. How can this be accomplished any he gives to us, amongst other things, the four anchors of our determination limit given to you number on the fullness of Christ is yours. Verse nine and verse 10 he tells us from Christ all the fullness of the deed deity lives in bodily form. What's this next you ready for this. Excuse me, and you have been given the fullness of God. While we that's a whole series in itself. What is the fullness of God. Everything that God is you being given through the Lord Jesus. Wow if you if you go back to chapter 1 verse 19 look at chapter 19 chapter 1 verse 19. Just to remind you that look at this chapter 1 verse 19 for God was pleased to have all his fullness will in Jesus. Jesus died for you and Paul is now saying Christ is in you.

How can I accomplish this.

How can I live for Christ. Well number on the fullness of Christ is yours. Number two, the resurrection of Christ is yours.

In verse 12, I mean this is replete with it having been buried with him in baptism and raised with him through your faith in the power of God raised him from the dead, the resurrection of Christ is mine. I've been made alive in him you been made alive in him all the fullness of God. Everything about God is in you. Everything about the resurrection of Christ is in you in me that's our hope. We got hope people number three, the forgiveness of Christ is euros. It's not just the fullness of Christ is not just the resurrection of Christ. But Paul wants us to know that the forgiveness of Christ is yours. Look at verse 13 through 15 then I will and read it all. You but he says that he forgave us all Larson you get this God is telling us that because Jesus died, was buried, and then was raised by the power of God.

When we put our faith and trust in him we become Christians, we repent of arson and by faith we receive Jesus into he forgives us for all our sins iPod. I don't I just it's just absolutely to Magnus therein lies my determination because I been forgiven. Do you know the mall and the scar of sin with Dragon anchor behind you, everywhere you walk.

If you don't understand the fullness of the forgiveness that Christ is given to you. Burdens have been lifted at Calvary you're not dragging that anchor behind you anymore because Christ has forgiven you, and then finally he says not only the fullness of Christ is yours in the resurrection of Christ is yours in the forgiveness of Christ is yours but the final point is profit of the freedom of Christ as you you been set free from verse 19 in verse 20 minutes just look at verse 20 of I picked on others since you died with Christ to the basic principles of this world. Why in the world. Do you still drag all this around as though you still belonged to it you mean sick free you not subject to all this stuff in the yada yada, just not too long ago I was in a taxi with my friend Sam Davis and the taxi driver was driving us to the airport and began to witness to and I just lost him straight out. Would you like to give your heart to Jesus and he was here he launched into assuring me what a good man. He will well I you know I'm a very good man and I took care of my mother properly. I said that's just one.

You know she died. He told me a couple years and I really took years. Yes, I know God took care of my mother is not a wonderful thing that he took care of his mother, but that's not the way you get to him and he kept going on and on about all the good things that he's done and he was obviously a very fine man and I Try my best to tell him that in Christ.

It's all about Jesus.

He's been sick free. You know, pull here is talking and he's looking at a people like you and me and he sees all the things he says believers be determined be determined. It's time to make some really transforming decision. It's just time to do that, would you bow your heads with me today that that begins with giving your life to Christ you know and from the beginning of this message.

You've heard me invite you to do what I've done what Christ has invited all people to do Bible says that Jesus desires that no one should ever perish but that all should come to know him, you can give your heart and life to Jesus right now.

Trust as Savior and Lord. We love to be able to help you. We can have people in the worship services. When I give you an opportunity in Genesis come down from the top down those steps in celebration from the balcony and the same wherever you are. Common take one of us by the hand and say you know I'd like to talk some more about trusting Jesus. Maybe. Maybe your radio right now to trust you. Maybe this is what you done given your heart to Jesus goes further than that. Doesn't it's about how determination maybe today you you been saying you know I hear what the Lord is saying.

I don't mind telling you, you know I I gave my life to Jesus as a young age and I wish that the spirit of spiritual determination had taken hold of my heart so much earlier than what it did for so many years. I think I suffered with spiritual shallowness just never rose above the level of mediocrity in my Christian faith. You understand what I'm saying to I was a fine person in my family and my life and about as a believer.

Maybe today this is your day. Lord, I'm gonna pray as people come right now as they come down the houses they make decision that oh God, you would have your way. We're waiting right now in Jesus name, amen. It's been a wonderful day Bible teaching from Dr. Don Wilton in our prayers that you've heard more than just a wonderful South African brogue Dr. Don Wilton, but instead you also heard the Lord reminding you that God loves you. He has a plan for your life and is using even this broadcast to draw you close to him. If you pray, along with Dr. little moments ago to give your life to Jesus Christ or rededicate your life. Dr. Wilson has wonderful resources. He wants you to have absolutely free if you call us.

Our phone numbers 86689. That's 866-899-9673 would love to put these resources in your hands to pray with you and watch God grow you in your faith. Sometimes we just need a turning point when you shift to direction a new beginning. I would love to pray you through that again. Our number is 866-899-9673 but were also connecting keyboard to keyboard on our website. It's tewonline.org, G. Hope you come by and join us a lot of resources there and of course the opportunity to talk online@twonline.org


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