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April 22, 2022 8:00 am
We all could use some encouragement divided together today in the Bible was thinking of Dr. Don Wilton on the Kurds were adjustable with the Don Wilton well-known author eventual seminary professor and pastor is to first Corinthians 15 for today's message what the resurrection means you know we've been celebrating Easter all week last Sunday. What a glorious celebration. Many people giving their lives to Jesus Christ and many of us who have been walking with Christ. Perhaps that you like me have been empowered with a fresh new perspective of what it is to live out a resurrected life know that we're here for you to pray with you and for you anytime on our prayer line at 866-899-WORD 866-899-9673 or firstname.lastname@example.org now. Today's great teaching with Dr. Don Wilton you know Jesus before I even open our Bibles today. You know Jesus lost one of the most incredible questions.
The disciples were to give and he said will.
Who do you people out there say that I am what I think about me one of them looked at him since all they will cite you John the Baptist and Jesus might've looked at him and said, why do they do that well you know you your fearless and and you know you you're a powerful preacher, and an enemy.
And Jesus would've said yeah that's rock I I am and then someone said 9999 they died so you John the Baptist. I say you your Elijah will why would they say I'm Elijah. Well, you know, just like a lot. Joe called on God and defied the prophets of bail and look what God did and and and you just remind them of Elijah and Jesus would've most likely said you're right. I am like Elijah, I do come against the pagan gods of the world and then somebody else insomnia and Jesus then turned to them and he said, but who do you say that I and you know that's the right statement where one of the disciples see you you the Messiah you the son of God, you all God you the only one you the only Jesus one so you know, while if it's wonderful to be here together today I want to you to know that I'm just so praying for you.
I love you so much. Just thank God for you and I'm really asking the Lord that that God would speak to you in your will. That's what I want to speak to you today about what the resurrection mean this is the most incredible news, you know, it is just mind-boggling. It's wow backwards and front points it. If you cannot describe this that Jesus is alive and I want to show you something in first Corinthians chapter 15. I'd like to invite you to open your Bibles and look they with me. You might want to get out your iPad your phone your cell phone. Whatever means you got today go to that little app that says Bible and click on Bible go to first Corinthians. Go to chapter 15 and just take a look at this passage with me for just a few moments this is incredible. This is what happened. First Corinthians chapter 15 in verse three. This is what holds Satan to a group of people just like you and me, for I delivered to you as of first importance, this which I have also received what you suppose must've been so important that it occupied first place. You know when I read that I said to myself if I had only one thing that I could say to you old today that I could share with you what would be so important. It would occupy first place. I just have to say this is what he was saying… First, first, this is it that Jesus died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures that he appeared to Cephas, then he appeared to the 12. Then he appeared to more than 500 brothers at one time that was over a period of 40 days, we know according to acts chapter 1 and verse three spent 40 days did you get this off to. He came alive he paid to them and then you paid the 500, most of whom are still alive.
Many of them pulsate up.then he appeared to James and then he appeared to all the apostles and Jesus. Jesus hung around. Often he came out of the grave and evidently Paul knew that this account of Jesus and his burial and his glorious resurrection was so important that it was more important than anything else and it was the meaning of the resurrection. Jesus had completed his assignment to God, incomplete fulfillment of all that was necessary for you and for me, and yet he waited often.
He came out of the grave for 14 days and he appeared to all these people we know it was well over 500 people we know, he walked down the road to Emmaus. He went to the Sea of Galilee at breakfast with the disciples he talked he he did all kinds of things. Often he came out of the great what is the meaning of the resurrection. I think when Jesus gathered his disciples together long before he went to the cross, Jesus knew everything, because he is God. He gathered them. They in the saints that have little or lack of many church service to talk about Easter Sunday and Jesus said, tell me about the world out there, what's going on. Libby was Starscream today got a lot to talk to him about God talk about Brussels for one on talk about ISIS… I think I talked to him about politics about the President of the United States who's going to be in the White House on God told Tim about the global market. I talked to him about refugees who are suffering, thousands of them coming ashore in places like Greece, many of them are perishing at sea. I talked to him about Cuba hi God think God talk to him about Cuba's couple of things about the resurrection what it means.
That means that we can know God, see everybody's trying to find God today God is being defined and redefined by every culture, every person, every nationality, every country, every religion, the resurrection means that we can find God. Again, see sin has separated us from him because Jesus was born, went to a cross and then was raised. It means that through him we find him.
Jesus said on the way the truth and the life no man can come to the father but by me.
That's the meaning of the resurrection means you can find God means you can be forgiven amazing people everywhere are looking for forgiveness. I lead the way.
Today I lead the way, I will tell you that I am a sinful man. I was born in sin.
I need forgiveness I need forgiveness in order to be saved to come to know Christ to have peace with God and I did that I can face my son Jim and I gave my life to him, but as a believer I need forgiveness because I'm a Cinnabon nature and the Cinnabon choice.
This is what the Bible says Bible says if we confess our sin, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sin and to cleanse us from all our unrighteousness.
What is the meaning of the resurrection means that you can be forgiven for anyone listening, excuse me, I should. How is your world. Anyone needing forgiveness today you not forgiven. You cannot have peace with God. Only Jesus can do that. What is the meaning of the resurrection.
It means that you can have peace see when you find God and you are forgiven you have peace, but what about you, do you have peace of the bombs going off in your own heart. How is your marriage doing anger. The search, the conflict what what trait what triggers you, how quickly does it take for you to go ballistic. I didn't say that you were I'm just Jesus said, but who do you say that I am so very well for the world out there to say that I'm the salon that not but what about you. This is the meaning of the resurrection. You can have peace. The resurrection means that you can live meaningfully, meaningfully, that that was my life. You know what when I was growing up I had an adventurous life. No doubt about it. I understand motorbikes and surfboards and beautiful places and wonderful beaches.
I even married a the love of my life but I tell you, even in my mid 20s. It was it was the meaningfulness of life that was missing. CI was one of those many of us, if Jesus had said that to me. Will Don who do you say see if if if I was there I could've. Then I could've popped it out there because my daddy was a preacher I could've said well Lord seeing you asking that question your love out there and some people think that some people you know and all they say you're a great you're a good man man I bought to that point in my life when Jesus looked at me and said who do you say that I and when I said yes to Jesus meaningfulness time and yet I wish that I had some very special way to describe it to you it's it's an in the sense of purpose.
Do you wake up every day.
Without meaning, you know, maybe you can even look at your own life today so you know what I blemished you can be bliss but not at meaning you can have fantastic motorbike and you can have surfboards you can have grandkids wonderful spouse and the whole room and living a beautiful thing you can do now you can live in a place as beautiful as this and still not have meaning.
That's why the resurrection is unbelievable.
Folks, I think this is why, perhaps posted. This is a first importance you can have a meaningful life. You can live meaningfully.
What is the resurrection mean you can know God, and you can be forgiven can have peace you can live meaningfully, you can begin again.
Please forgive the interruption but the truth of knowing you can begin again matter what the enemy has told you no matter what. Even some family and friends of children, no matter what you have done. The matter how far you have run even turning your back on God, God is ready to receive you right now all just last Sunday as we were thinking about the resurrection. Thinking about what Jesus did on the cross Jesus has always come always come with arms wide open, ready to receive a credit you realize that again you'll have more opportunity throughout the broadcast.
Maybe pray with one of our teams 866-899-WORD about where you are in your path of knowing Jesus Savior does that were available for you anytime for any questions, pray with you that 866-899-WORD that 866-899-WORD 9673 would love to meet you on our website as well. TW online.org that's TEW online.org now back today's great teaching with Dr. Don Wilton who do you house your will, you can begin again is the anyone today that needs to come back home need come back home. You know most of us most of us stray. We get off track. I I'd love to stand and say you know I've always just be rock they exactly where I need to be for the Lord. But you know something I haven't folks you are not astray we go out own way. Sin gets in our life. We begin to look in different places and and and we get cool, decide what's been putting your side house your church life.
Union Church are you involved you getting Theodore you being inspired by bonds with this magnificent singing today. Can you give two hours a week to the Lord Jesus in a way like this that will give you so much fuel that you know that every moment you living for him. See, the resurrection means that we can begin again I want to say something to somebody who ever you somebody today that you use so far from God that you really believe in your heart that it's it's over.
It's not when you look at Jesus when he came out of the grave he conquered sin and death and the grave. You can come back again and I want to tell you something. You are welcome in this place. You know what what this does to us, pasta folks, I see people all the time. Move from the front seat to the middle seat to the back seat to the Odyssey. I watch it all the times like just a movement you know what it is, as people begin to become affected by the things of this world things that are not good things that are okay but not good as they begin to move away from God. One of the first casualties as they stop coming to church. Listen if you are living out of harmony with your wife. You are going to do everything you can to stay away from home as long as you can you make up meetings you'll extend your work hours you go to work earlier.
That's what you do if you not in harmony with the person that you love.
You don't want to spend time with her. So you keep Mike and then you come home and you throw up road barrier as you walk into the house, put on the television set.
Walk in ways the remote control. I just got to see this and you woke up just go to do this. I just got to do this and what you do is you you psychologically you throw up barriers in order to prevent yourself from that beautiful, close communication with this person that really you do, love, and you know sometimes you do you feel that love you Mike all and you.
It's like you want to but you just can't the resurrection, the Living Rd., Jesus enables you to begin again. I want to in his name invite you make that decision with him, the living Lord Jesus. What does the resurrection mean the resurrection means that you can go to heaven you can go to heaven. You don't have to go and kill someone in order to do that. That's not what Christianity is because someone was already killed in order to enable us to do that. He took our place. False religions turn everything back to front.
False religion says I have to do something to somebody else in order to justify my acceptance into this place called Paradise, by whatever definition the empty tomb.
The resurrection tells me that Jesus took my place. He gave his life so that I am set free. It's not about me it's all about him and it's his gift for me to receive I receive that gift. The Bible says, for by grace are you saved through faith, not of yourself. It is the gift of God not of works lest any of us should boast or brag think that we deserve. We don't. It's all about him. That's what the resurrection means. I wish that I could go to this Cuban friend of mine whom I don't know.
I'd love to go inside man.
I hope you enjoyed the stone. I'm sure they did, but I but something the first important Jesus is alive. He is risen from the dead, and that means because he lives I can face tomorrow powerful teaching document and that truth of knowing the cause of Jesus. You and I can face tomorrow and we can face it, without fear and without shame. I pray this.
You've heard Dr. Wilton teaching and preaching from the pulpit, you would know that we're here for you love to pray with you anytime at 866-899-WORD got questions maybe got stirred up your heart for some questions. Let's talk about it pray about it now at 866899673 or perhaps the conversation you need to have is one between you and the Lord I pray that you'd open your heart, Dr. Don steps in the studio with this particular challenge of yours in my life. Are you ready to give you 1/2 in life to the Lord Jesus Christ. Why don't you pray this prayer with me right now.
Dear God, I know that Iversen and I know that Jesus died for me on the cross today, I repent of my sin and bath faith I receive you into my phone in Jesus name, my friend. I welcome you today into the family of God. This is exciting news.
Perhaps you just gave your life. Dr. Don was leading in that prayer gave your life to Jesus Christ or rededicate your life so welcome, welcome to the family of God. Welcome home to come back and be starting with fresh commitment.
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Hello everybody you know my friends know me as Don Wilton pasta friend, neighbor, dad, husband, grandpa, and I'm going to tell you people around the world just like you know and identify Dr. Billy Graham is that man brought you reach so many people around the world. Jesus Christ, I had the privilege of knowing Mr. Brightman very personal, intimate, both as his friend and as he supposed. In fact, for many, I drove up to his Montreat, North Carolina and visited with him every sector just like friends do everywhere we sat together and ate together, walk. We discussed politics, friends, places, people, we loft kids will we did everything one could possibly imagine. That's why I wrote this wonderful Saturdays with it's all about a personal relationship, and I hope and pray Saturdays with will be a blessing to you willing spine and will encourage justice.
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See you at the finish line powerful book again. It's on our firstname.lastname@example.org and before we get away closing thoughts from Dr. Don. 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 broad cost ministry and you such a vital part of all that God is doing and I just love you and I want you to know that you know this ministry goes on 24 hours around the clock all the 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 you can partner with us all the time through prayer and through you giving. We know that you are 100% engaged as we are sharing God's truth without searching will that's what this is all about. We need Jesus done, God is doing a great work and I love you today. Thank God for you, pray for you. God bless you. It's been a powerful week of teaching here from Dr. Don Wilton on The Encouraging Word if you missed any of these broadcasts drop by our website TW online.org can only hear these in a podcast form.
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