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R1112 The Hope of Easter, Pt.2

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April 21, 2022 8:00 am

R1112 The Hope of Easter, Pt.2

Encouraging Word / Don Wilton

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April 21, 2022 8:00 am

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God has been Encouraging Word for you today through the Bible-based teaching of Dr. Don Wilton, a continuing message on hold yesterday is the hope of these two parts to Easter on Sunday launched us in this wonderful resurrection concept changes us from the inside out every moment of every day will head back to acts chapter 2 in just a moment, don't forget were connecting on our website 24 hours a wonderful resources including wonderful books from Dr. Wilton.

A lot of folks in this last few days been asking about the book. See you at the finish line is one that many people give the friends are graduating high school or college. Wonderful resource on our just look for the book see what the finish line. Now let's dive into God's word with Dr. Don Wilton I'm sharing God's truth with you because you are not living and I searching will wrongfully mainly women, boys and girls at the hope of Easter, according to what God would say means four things. Number one, it means that the Lord Jesus Christ has paid the price for our sin. That's the hope of Easter. The Bible says that all of us have sinned and come short of the glory of God. I wrote in my letter to you this morning that you can read off to lunch today I save these words. One of the things that I love about First Baptist Church and I trust this is true of all congregations who love the Lord Jesus, that the only difference between the best about sitting here and the worst of the mouth. They is the grace of God, a man you see the hope of Easter means that Jesus Christ paid the price for my sin on the sin I was born in sin. The Bible says that I was conceived in sin. I'm a sinner by nature and I'm a sinner by choice. In fact, the Bible says that because of the sin of Adam. The people have sin and come short of the glory of God and because of my sin and your sin.

We can have no fellowship with a holy, righteous, God.

There is no way I cannot give enough money I cannot do enough works. I cannot go on enough mission trips. I cannot take care of enough Haitians.

I cannot build enough images. I cannot be enough wells for people to drink. I cannot issue enough Bibles. I cannot tend church. I cannot reach enough. I cannot do anything enough except give my heart and life to Jesus because he's the only one who can remove the barrier of sin from my life which separates me from God. That's why Jesus that's the hope of Easter because God by his power raised Jesus from the dead, Jesus Christ paid the price for my sin.

But you know my dear friends the hope of Easter means number two that the Lord Jesus prayed the price for our death problem not just for my sin problem, but for my day out this problem. We got a problem with this death is all around us.

I'm sad to tell you that in fact it's not a happy subject.

Some of my best friends in all the world died when I was in senior in high school I had a missed framing all the world, Graham Clark. He and I used to race motorcars together. We used to do all kinds of things together. He was absolutely my best friend Graham Clark when I was a senior in high school, I mean we did everything together and I went off to the Army and I was in another country is a tanker monitor and I was far away and suddenly I got called in the headquarters and the Sgt. major and the commodity officer were there and they told me that my best friend had died. There was nothing I could do.

I remember how sad I was never forgotten him. That was many years ago Davies is all around. This is great collection. I mean, what can I say to you about Dave, how do you describe she is so final.

It's something where will you know were all headed Elizabeth Taylor died, did you know that she did. She was the queen of the screen. Queen of marriage to. He was an expert by the way, I would've loved to have met Richard Burton.

I mean, that guy. He was kind of like a man's man, did you know that he's dead dances. It's it's a mystery. And it's a it's a puzzle and it's perplexing and we try to explain it to actually remember it's kind of talk and it's at and in the hope of Easter. When you discover the hope of Easter watchlist. Folks, this is this is what this day is all about. I just love this. I just couldn't wait to tell you this, the hope of Easter means that Jesus Christ paid the price for all my dear problem, he took the problem away from me because he conquered day that word by the way that Peter uses means that he literally obliterated the he removed he might possible for me to stand you and turn that there is not a single person is able God that is dead. In fact, Jesus Christ is the conqueror having a lot of great battles fought in this world.

You are not all students of history and I greatly admire the general Mac office and wish Mullins. I greatly admire the Gen. Eisenhower's and the Winston Churchill's but surely there is no greater conqueror that ever graced this earth upon which we live, then the only begotten of the father who, by his own free will and predetermined choice of a sovereign holy God came to this earth with the one purpose in mind and that is to come then he took it away. You obliterated because when you give your life to Christ.

You see all that God has done for us in Jesus Christ and you become a fellow conqueror. You shall surely not die folks on the pasta.

I can tell you the difference enough between the funeral service of someone who is trusted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior in the funeral service of someone who has not like North and South Pole. You can go to the funeral service of someone who had no time for God had never given their life to Christ had never discovered the hope of Easter and all you hear are human Accolade which are good.

All you hear about what that person is done the contribution they made to the world, which is good, which we ought to do, but you don't hear anything concerning hope beyond the grave. Because there is no hope for those who have not discovered the hope of Easter. Those who do not accept Jesus and who understand that Jesus Christ has paid the price for our son problem which separates us from God.

He has paid the price for our faith problem because he has given us eternal life, but to hear takes this to another level. He says the real hope of Easter means that Jesus Christ has paid the price for our hello problem you be interesting to note, for example, in verse 27, quoting the prophet they he says because you will not abandon me to the gripe you know that Paul when he wrote about Jesus dying on the cross and being raised by the power of God said that he has conquered sin they and the grave. By the way folks, by the way, do you know that that would grave you know what that word is in God's word you not, that word is it's the word she old all Hades hello Jesus Christ has paid the price for our hello you know that. Time magazine the sparse week put on its front cover a religious leader who has made a claim that there is no hell and then they named him as one of the 100 most influential people in the United States, along with Oprah Winfrey and all the other gripe influential people in America and when this wrote a book in the end of this God of whom I speak. People began to clamor because all the sudden he got to know what our once and once to know that surely they could be no place like home with decent people. How can you say that the drawing fine people will desperately once to popularize the fact that there is no way that anybody could ever go to a place called hell. It is impossible, and God is a God of love. How could God ever send anybody the question is the wrong question. One of my closest friends sharing with me this week sent to me pasta. It's the wrong question. The question is not whether or not there is a hell the question to be what if there is Jesus evidently made it very clear to us concerning hello in three areas.

Number one he went you know when Jesus died, he went down and paid a visit to those in the hill depositing out assuming the place where it would live for all time and all eternity before by the power of God.

He was raised triumphantly, leaving Allison this and hello where it belongs. He was raised to walk in newness of life. Jesus went. Jesus spoke of hell himself. He told us about.

He told us about the reality of people who go there. He painted it in the terms that's the absolute certainty of life often did. But Jesus died on the cross and rose triumphantly from the grave to show us that as God's son. He was the only one motivated and prompted by this little God.

This God so love that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believes in him should not die and go to hell, but should receive eternal life and go to heaven to be with him forever and for ever and for ever and ever and what joy to look forward to forever and ever. With Jesus, please forgive the interruption will be back with more the great teaching of Dr. Don Wilton in just a moment.

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I know this is you invest in that particular resource. A gift of $25 or more, or anything book you buy it's investing in the ministry of lifting up the name of Jesus he does like me to brag about it, but it is something I want to brag about Dr. Don doesn't take any money from his book sales. It all goes into making the opportunity to share Christ with all radio stations more online opportunities more video channels. The man is just committed to sharing Christ know salary salaries paid by the church that serves as pastor and The Encouraging Word is made possible by word gifts and whether you gift for a resource like that or you just choose to give. I pray you will consider investing in this fertile soil where every day lives are being changed by the power of Jesus Christ through his servant Dr. Don Wilton and his Word the Bible itself again. Forgive the distraction. Let's dive back into great teaching from Dr. Don Wilton next, the hope of Easter means that Jesus Christ paid the price for our sin problem. He paid the price for out problem. He paid the price for hello problem frames when we die you and I see a cost we think about box we think about body.

We think we think of ground and we think of closing up sealing up darkness. It is a picture up soon and the gray and hello Jesus Christ bust open the closed casket. He came from the gray he opened the darkness so that like Sean into the box about life anything you believe in me. I gave you eternal life.

That's the hope of Easter.

There's one more the Lord Jesus paid the price for our heaven problem. I love that I love that the Lord Jesus. This is the meaning this is the hope. This is what it means to discover the hope of Easter that the Lord Jesus paid the price for our heaven problem. I have an announcement to make. When Jesus died on the cross and by the power of God was raised from the dead he bought my house for me. You reserve my space needed. He paid the price he see you Tron section UCD claim under the express orders of the owner of this place called heaven owned and operated by God, our heavenly father. The abode of God, the place where God is. This is God's real estate. This is God's heavenly result.

This is God's gathering place. This is where the wedding is going to take place. It is not going to be confined to a few streets around Buckingham Palace when you talk about Jesus Christ and he played the price fall happen problem. He has sent me going to prepare a place for you son and if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and I will receive you on the myself and where I am there.

He might be also. I know because I have discovered the hope of Easter, the Jesus Christ lives in my heart. Despite myself, despite my fears despite my pain despite my searching heart my sin problem is being built with my Dave problem has been dealt with and overcome my health problem is no longer existent because there is now therefore no condemnation for me because I am in Christ Jesus. He paid the price for my heaven problem I have my home in heaven. My reservation has been made. I can leave hello without my American Express card. This is not cost me anything because the price was paid in full and the penny cost. He saved himself the spirit as I deposit I spent three fireplace round the please playbook of the King of Kings and Lord of lords. Somebody say on this Easter Sunday morning. So how do we discover this. What can you do about this, and care for number one.

Believe in your heart that God raised Jesus from the you might say to me today Don, how do I do this will I need to do believe in your heart that God raised Jesus from the date number two trust in Jesus Christ by faith Bible says that the just shall live by faith.

Some of you today might say to me pasta. I just don't really understand. You don't have to if you have to understand the Bible would tell us that this is God's truth is not one passage in the Bible it says a prerequisite for coming to know Jesus Christ is that you have the knowledge and understanding that is the modern Gnostic modern-day Pharisaism movement. It is a legalistic movement.

God's word says we are saved by grace through faith and that not of ourselves. It is the gift of God not of works best. You and I should boast that we deserve salvation. We don't deserve it.

Christ died upon the cross that you might have life. Believe in your heart, trusting him by faith. Number three identify with him through believers baptism identify with him through believers baptism. Baptism will not and cannot ever save you, but every person is given their heart to Jesus must be baptized by immersion because the Bible tells us Jesus was baptized as a believer. Jesus led the way and baptism is the place of your public confession baptism. When you get into the waters of baptism. You are publicly identifying with the death of Jesus upon the cross. He is burial in the grave. When you were not taken put you under the water in baptism, the water closes. Love you.

It's the same picture of Jesus dying when completely encompassed him because he died completely 100% but I'm not gonna leave you under the water. If I left you under the water.

What would happen. You wouldn't like it up was Jesus Christ left under the water.

Did God leave him in the grave conquered the gray and so it is on raise you up to walk in newness of life.

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Now, as he steps in the studio.

Open your heart to what he wants to share next are you ready to give your heart and life to the Lord Jesus Christ. I'm so happy to hear that wanting to pray this prayer with me today. Dear God, I know you love me very, very, and I know that the Lord Jesus Christ came and got on the cross so that I might be forgiven of my sins today. I repainted my I confess my sin to you, and I invite you to come into my heart by faith in Jesus name I pray, if you prayed that prayer.

Let me be the first one to welcome you to the family of God. This is one of the 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 we can talk to you connect to the right place you can begin this wonderful journey.

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Hello everybody you know my friends know me as Dawn will foster friend, neighbor, and husband. Grandpa and Andre to tell you people around the world just like you know and identified Dr. Billy Graham is that man God used reach so many people around the world for the Lord Jesus Christ. I had the privilege of knowing Mr. Brightman very personal and intimate way, both as he's framed and as he's pasta. In fact, for many years I drove up to his home in Montreat, North Carolina and visited with him every Saturday just like friends do everywhere we sat together and ate together warped tour.

We discussed politics, friends, places, people, we loft our kids will we did everything one could possibly imagine. That's why I wrote this wonderful Saturdays it's all about personal relationship and I pray that Saturdays with will be a blessing to you willing to supply and will encourage justice. Mr. Graham encouraged my change my ordination is one of many great resources on our website. It and other resources important, the most important resource is the ability to joyfully pray for you before get away closing costs… You know, these are such special times together.

I'm so grateful my friends that we can worship together like this through the Encouraging Word Brun cost ministry knew such a vital part of God, not just what I want you to know that you know this ministry goes on 24 hours round-the-clock over time. We want to be involved in your life and we want to continue to pray for you. You can call us at any time talking with us all the time through prayer and through you giving. We know that you are 100% gay as we are sharing God's truth without searching will that's what this is all about leaning Jesus, God is doing a great work and I love you today.

Thank God for you, pray for you. God bless you times going through David. Be sure to join us tomorrow for the next edition of the Encouraging Word with Dr. Don Wilton

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