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Let Not Your Heart be Troubled R1701

Encouraging Word / Don Wilton
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August 28, 2022 4:00 am

Let Not Your Heart be Troubled R1701

Encouraging Word / Don Wilton

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God has an encouraging word for you would be today.

The Bible-based Dr. Don Wilton message were so excited to share this message from Corinthians 11 Dr. Don Wilton well-known author evangelist seminary professor Pastor and today let him just be your teacher as we open God's word together God's Encouraging Word about this topic. Meeting at the foot of the cross father so much joy in knowing that the ground is level at the foot of the cross. There's not someone who is better or worse. God loves us unconditionally and the same today as we study the word we would love to pray with you and for you phone numbers 866-899-WORD available 24 hours a day just the number down 866-899-9673. We would love to pray for you now Dr. Don Wilton Jesus went to the cross. I wonder how many subjects that he would've loved to have spoken to to those he loved to his disciples, one can only imagine the syllabi, the contents of conversation. The important issues. Jesus was about to go to the cross and he doubted spiritual people together and he did two things. He showed them the meaning of the cross and then he instructed them together at the foot of the cross to actually do it. Jesus loved his disciples so much he knew the youngest of their world.

He sold conflict. I think first and foremost he knew that each one of those disciples were sinners and he knew that they couldn't handle the world in which they live without Jesus on the cross, Jesus knew that this right now costing more questions then you could ever have on sister is some money sign. Is there a hope and a future for our nation.

Where is America going what are we leaving behind for our sons and daughters and Jesus says let's meet at the foot of the cross. This so many passages of Scripture. I want to share with you today, my beloved congregation. I want to tell you where I'm going with this.

This is no ordinary worship service. God has spoken to my heart and he wants me to say this to us, and in just a moment. Yes we say at the end of the service, but I want you to be prepared for.

I'm going to office you if you would come and totally abandon your self at the foot of the cross on the awesome you to get about your seat and all screen Genesis is Jordan leads that worship service there in a while and all skip your deacon today that you lead the way. I've already spoken to chairman of Beacon's and I know Dr. Zabriskie will lead the way as will our Vice Chairman in Ruth before we met. This morning I met with our deacons who are serving in the service.

We did that for years and years. I told our chairman and our deacons this morning. I said you know covert is mixed up so many things can somebody give me a holy nod covert is just mixed up so many things just can't do this and can't do that have to change this and it's not over but I love meeting with the deacons before the Lord's supper. And here's the reason why because Paul said that which I have received. I parse on to you and not lost. The deacons if there was any deacon this morning I lost the deacons as you pasta if there is any deacon this morning who believes before God that they are qualified to parcel on anything from God to say anything that is not one of us who qualified. I am the least qualified and pull say that's why when you meet at the foot of the cross, you have an opportunity to confess your sin before him start doing now that is the only way Jesus will bless this church, he's bless this church for decades and unless we come together at the foot of the cross, he will not bless your family, your business, your children name the nation of Israel had a Special Pl. in God's heart.

We know that country. That's why keep going back. We have sponsored people to go to Israel for years I've had people give money to send pastors and ministers all around the country. There are pastas retired Boston sitting in this congregation that was sponsored by some of you to go to Israel.

Why would you have time for me to get on the eschatology that sweet Jesus going to set up his headquarters, but I'm going to tell you, for the purpose of this meeting at the foot of the cross is because that's the place we Jesus went to the cross and I can tell you when I go to Israel be going again in January when we go to Israel. It culminates in the garden to everyone who's been there. We gather at the foot of the cross.

There is the empty tomb.

This Golgotha, the place of the skull we gather there and we bow our heads and we can face and we sing and we pray to him, and you can sense the power and presence of Jesus. Do you want that. Are you serious church. I think you all I know you well enough and so here's the nation of Israel. This is what was Satan the nation of Israel in Psalm 150. This is Israel. Psalm 130 out of the depths out of the depths I cry to you oh Lord, oh Lord, here my voice apply this to your own life.

I'm in a start again because some of you are thinking about lunch. I'm going to start again because we are Olson.

What's this you know I'm going to start again because Satan does not want you to stand at the foot of the cross. He's doing everything he can. He's in your mind and your thoughts. He's disturbing you. He's pulling you he's distracting you that start again out of the depths I cry to you oh Lord, oh Lord, share my voice licked you is to be attentive to the voice of my pleas for mercy. If you oh Lord, should mark iniquities. If you would hold to account my sin and his sin, and her son.

Oh Lord, who could stand back with you there is forgiveness that you may be 50. I will wait for the Lord my soul whites and in his word, hope my soul whites for the Lord more than watchmen for the morning more than watchmen for the morning. All Israel hope in the Lord. For with the Lord. The restated foxglove and with him is plentiful redemption and healing his people from all their iniquities. What's weighing you down today what sentencing your life would wrong has been done.

What injustice, what issue are you dealing with what's sadness, grief, or you back with what anxiety do you have in your heart when we find at the foot of the cross may mention just a few.

I think we go to start out what we find at the foot of the cross is the whole world. They were there.

I could use that word every person right.

Please forgive me for trying to paint a picture that I cannot paint, but how many times I've sat there looking at the skull, the place of the skull which was outside of the city of Jerusalem, the marketplace, it was a busy place. It was a place of public execution is a place with the Romans wanted to maximize their advertising. That's why they took Jesus, they and the two criminals they wanted all everybody to see to know and understand and defend them. This is very public and gathered there at the feet of Jesus at the foot of the cross was the whole world.

I wonder who those people were my looking at them I think so church many years ago, many, many years ago, sitting in a meeting with a lot of godly men in our church, one man by the name of Kaz McCaslin or the most wonderful man I have ever served alongside a godly man in that meeting looked over at me and he said these exact words 26 years ago pasta what you see for first Baptist Church and I just lifted this out just like blurted out. I said I see a church with everyone can invite anyone to come to first Baptist Church to encounter the living one. And that's who we are. Cannot put that in different language, the church, the living church. The church that met Jesus in the upper room what Jesus was saying to them was the church must the place where everyone knows better invite anyone your listing to Dr. Don Wilton our teacher on The Encouraging Word. Please don't go away back in just a moment to complete today's message but as we study this concept as he talks about this church or your church is really referring to the C church. All of us as a body, and the compulsion that we have to be able to bring together anyone to encounter the living one, Jesus Christ, and we have discovered, especially since 2020 in these last few years that God is using in a powerful way the technology resources we have, to connect with each other to pray for each other and started our website TE W with an opportunity to connect with one of us that the order resources that will help you grow your faith sign up for the daily Encouraging Word email from Dr. Wilton but perhaps in this day of typing and texting.

It's good to hear the voice of someone praying for you and your specific need, and we would love to do so. Our prayer line number is 866899 word that's 866-899-9673, and we love to pray with you and for you anytime.

Just know that we are here for you whether be on the prayer line forth great resources like this, even though the world is becoming increasingly challenging place to live as a Christian, Jesus's sacrifice on the cross remains a message of hope for everyone discover a deeper understanding and appreciation for our Savior's death on the cross and Dr. Wilton's powerful sermon cross along with the bonus book the cross of Jesus by Maureen W.

Weir speech which explores the entire crucifixion in detail. These powerful resources are your slab with your gift of support Encouraging Word. Thank you for listening today that's just one of many great resources available on our website, TE, W, let's dive back into today's message meeting at the foot of the cross with Dr. Don Wilton. Let's start defining anyone who did Jesus tell was not permitted to come to the foot of the cross so you were guilty of adultery and by the way, there are people in this congregation that I know have committed adultery, and there are many of you I've had the privilege of praying with you. I've had the privilege of watching you and your precious family.

Forgive one another at the foot of the cross. I've had the privilege of hearing and seeing Jesus for giving you. Could we name us and that has not been committed by God's people. The church everyone can invite anyone. You are welcome here because this is the foot of the cross. You know they were two criminals that were crucified alongside Jesus. One of those scoffed at him. The other one repented and she seceded to this man who deserved to die today. You will be with me in paradise. What now I'm a Baptist on a little ticked off about it because he didn't get baptized before we went to heaven. I set the slide that inform our presbyterian friends there. They were foot of the cross how you how you doing the foot of the cross.

We not only find the will. But I gotta mention them if you don't mind, but at the foot of the cross we found the disciples by the way the disciples, please at least put me in the academy and Dr. Mickey Zabriskie brother Mickey come stand appear with music Zach chairman addicted and I love them to bits now if you look at these two fine gentlemen, okay, we would be in a group we have to be practice strike on. See, we would have to be right. However, in my Kindle and sit down because I might include them in something I might regret.

Could we just I wish I could go through all the decide how about Peter, he was the disciple very loved. What had he just done. Excuse me, what had Peter just done what about Matthew. Well, you know, Matthew, we can get old in the background of Matthew. He was a tax collector. He was probably one of the number one hated people on his team, but I'm sure if he hadn't followed Jesus. Jesus just changed his whole life.

You know what about James and John love talking about James and John. But one thing that always stands up about me was that they were first-hand witnesses to the Transfiguration.

Jesus took them member up the mountain and he was transfigured into his heavenly body.

These with the man that soul Elijah and Moses many years after they died. He sold them, spoke to them this and you wouldn't have any question, talking to them about life after death and the meaning of eternal life will die with a at the foot of the cross do not. I just go to say this.

The third group and I'm putting is hurting church folks when Jesus gathered the disciples in the upper room he was sending the church out into what is hurting church. They were gathered there saying what all these believers were standing there at the foot of the cross sign with the wounded will hurt what's going on how we going to survive this no future. Everybody I mean, they had every question in mind. Jesus gathered them at the foot of the cross. So that brings me to the fourth one ourselves.

You know, we sing the song.

Were you there when they crucified my Lord. I was there ourselves. My father was used to tell me, very careful about pointing when you preach you might will say that's true, and I may do this every now and again will this every now and again some other kind of gesture, but I really can't discipline myself, but I do not mean you can find a lot of footage of me pointing and I wish I didn't and you will know the reason done because many of your schoolteachers every time you point hello there, but by the grace of God go.

We ourselves. I'm praying for believers for myself from church for you, for your family for what our children are growing up into what they facing this faucet moving will all these things going. It's just like what's going on. It's like a big perfect storm. If I had another three years. Love to get back into eschatology and show you how this fits in God's economy ourselves and so it is my beloved friends meeting at the foot of the cross in first Corinthians chapter 11 God's word sees this as we begin to prepare our souls for the invitation and for the participation in the Lord's supper together. This is what he said in verse 27 therefore whoever eats the bread and drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty concerning the body and the blood of the Lord Jesus lit a person therefore examine himself and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup for anyone who drinks and eats without discerning the body eats and drinks judgment on himself.

Be careful what you say and how you talk and how you behave as a believer.

That is why many of you week and you and this one. I've never been able to figure out and this is why some of you have died, God's word sees directly related to the foot of the cross that believers who violate Jesus and could possibly die. Jesus gone take them out. But when we are judged by the Lord. We are discipline so that we may not be condemned along with some then my brothers and sisters when you come to give eat white for one another these unity of the church.

Everything Jesus saved is about being one in the imperative of the body of Christ. It is the goal, because we cannot do it in and of ourselves, but at the foot of the cross, Jesus can cannot fix the swoon. But Jesus can cannot fix my marriage.

Jesus can cannot get rid of this pain and anxiety and Jesus can.

Jesus is the master fixer he can repair and restore you been listening to Dr. Don Wilton as he's been teaching and preaching from the pulpit but now as he steps in the studio would you open your heart what he wants to share next well hello again my friends are you ready to give your life to Christ, you know you been listening like us and God has been speaking like this has me and he speaking to your heart. I'd love to help you give your life to Christ right now. Why don't you pray this prayer make this your prayer because you know that God nor any hears our prayer, but he wants is our prayer to pray this prayer with me.

Dear God, I know that you love me very much.

I believe Jesus came and died on the cross just for me and that he gave his life for me right now.

I confess my sin to you, by faith I receive you into my heart and into my life in Jesus name I pray.

Well if you prayed that prayer right now in just a moment we going to send you some information.

I want you to listen real carefully because you can take note of that, we've got the means by which we can connect together and I want to connect with you because you're part of my family are part of the family of God. You are my brother, my sister in Christ, God bless you today. If you just prayed along with Dr. Wilton. Moments ago, perhaps for the very first time or to rededicate your life to Christ. We are excited for you. Dr. Wilton wants to pray for you and he wants us to send you some free material that will help you grow in your faith, and of course he wants us to send it to you and we will absolutely free if you called and let us know about your decision for Jesus. Our phone number is 86689 were.

That's 866899673, and we love to put these resources in your hands.

In particular, if there's something going on your life you'd like for us to pray for. We would like to pray for you, Dr. Don would like to pray for you know that we are here to connect the number again is 866899673 we could meet us on our website as well. At, G that's T EW and before we get away. We have some closing thoughts are our pastor and chief encourager Dr. Don Wilton were here I am again what a day this is been, you know, one of the things I want to say to you is. Let's stay connected. You know we got so many means to be able to do that you can write to us, email us.

We stay connected in so many ways and your life is very important to me.

I see the end God shows me and I want to be out of pray with you and connect with you and be a vital part of your relationship. Your growth your needs in mind. I'm walking in your shoes and I want to pray for you. Please don't stop Corliss rock tests. Keep praying. Keep giving keep connecting keep rejoicing, keep celebrating, keep striving God is on. He strode this is The Encouraging Word and now you know why. What a great day in Bible teaching of encouragement of prayer.

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