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September 4, 2022 4:00 am
God has encouraged encouragement from the Bible itself in the Bible teaching of Dr. Don Wilton know what you think is going like in this particular point in time, but I pray the you know God has arranged this time for us to get together with you and Dr. Don Wilton and is Bible-based teaching from John 13 today a message called let not your heart be troubled, you find yourself having God's word will lift you today and encourage you like nothing else would also be thrilled to pray with you and encourage you on the phone of 866-899-WORD 866-899-9673 or connect with us on our website at tewonline.org G that's DEW online.org Malatesta John 13 with Dr. Don Wilton. I'm in chapter 13 of John's Gospel and I'm just going to begin reading at verse 33 and Jesus looks at them. He says little children, yet a little while on with you. You will seek me and just as a seed to the Jews. And so now say also to you where I am going, you cannot come in Newcomb Monument. I give to you, little children, disciples believers, the church that you love one another, just as I have loved you. You also to love one another. By this will all people know that you are my disciples, if you have love one for another. Soak pizza Gary comes his load where you going Jesus on sitting where I'm going. You cannot follow me now but you will follow afterward Peter seeking Lord, why cannot you now I will lay down my life for you.
Jesus Johnson, will you lay down your life for me. Peter truly, truly, I say to you, the rooster will not go to you denied me three times lit not your heart be troubled you believe God, believe also in me. In my father's house are many mansions if it were not so I would've told you that I go and I am preparing a place for you and I will come again if I go I will come again and I will take you to myself, that where I am the you will be also.
And you you know the way to where I am going what was the safety really involves two things. Number one that Jesus was leaving. This will and secondly, that they were staying in this world.
I think God wants us to see that Jesus was leaving. This will in these believers were left behind that was staying in this world that watch this. Jesus knew what they were about to face just like he knows with you and me. Jesus knew that he knew that they were going to have troubled hearts, and he knew that troubled hearts produce fear produce produce shame questions that can't be on said produced torment tragedies produced torment frames. What could I have done differently. How did this happen. Why did I not speak up.
What was I thinking when I send troubled hearts in his Jesus meeting with these men and he refers to them as little children is not attained father putting his arms around his children's little children gather here in the heat just in the middle of this. Peter walks up and says obviously are not included in this Kazakh letter will my bases covered in Jesus just drops a bomb on him no Peter. So Jesus gave a come on this is a component is not a suggestion, this is not try this if you want this. This is a come on in the text in the come on really carried a twofold emphasis. First of all he sees you believe in God that you go back and you and you study that you believe in God. You do believe in God. These were Jewish followers of Jesus. They believed in God, the God of the Old Testament for you. Do you already believe in God you believe in God. I want you to really get this folks, this is deep theology. He turns to the Mrs. That's not good enough. You must now believe in me. Yes, you believe in God's like almost a picture of America today and so the come along that he gives us to follow you already believe in God but you must believe in me. Jesus knew that quite did it. What Jesus was saying to Peter, and to those disciples was in just a minute.
I believe you. I'm giving you gold here.
I'm telling you where to go because you will live this life with a troubled heart, and unless you take your whole belief in every way into the heart of Jesus Christ, the son of the living God, you're not going to know what to do with your trouble because you'll probably you are going to stumble you all going to send you I'm going to hurt you are going to suffer tragedy and suffer loss you are going to suffer injection you going to experience shame you are going to carry guilds going to make bad and poor decision and what Jesus wanted to give to them. This believable undeserved gift. He wanted to give to them three things he wanted to get to them assurance he wanted to give them confidence and he wanted to give them peace troubled hearts will rob you of assurance and of confidence and of the piece that only God can give to you.
How do you ever get over these things, God's word tells us in Micah chapter 7 in verse 18, that God delights in giving us mercy, Jesus knew us. That's why he came and took upon our flesh.
He experienced everything of our flesh, even to the point of the cross where in the garden of Gethsemane. He saved my heart is humbled. Take this cup away from me.
Nevertheless, not my will but mine be done lit, not your heart be troubled, you say you believe in God you must believe in me. Perhaps Jesus knew that trouble when we experience perpetually. This anguish this trouble in our hearts that the greatest thing we can do is to run to him.
But Jesus understood that the worst thing we can do and travel makes us want to do this is to run from him trouble. Anguish tragedy. These things that children that hurt wrong decisions and issues with our families and failures in some horses us to run from Jesus and what Jesus was saying is wrong, run to me.
I am the one in his Jared Skinner got up and spoke. I don't know that I've ever been so deeply placed so Jesus comes to the disciples, and he places everything that he says here on for bedrock foods says let me help you understand this, and he gives them for bedrock foods number one you are anchored in him. He sits in my father's house.
Why did Jesus say that most of my life just simply consider these talking about heaven.
He's telling us everything that God has done for us has been done. It is, it is finished. I have boot the house. The foundation walls. The rooms everything is taken care of. That's the first bedrock truth in your trouble base everything on the fact that you are anchored in him what he is done is complete. This is the sufficiency of Christ. Number two, you are secure in him. Take your trouble be absolutely certain you're not any anchored him, but you are secure in him. Why, because Jesus went to the cross. That's what he was saying to them just little while. I'm going to leave you. We know exactly what happened. Jesus took upon himself. He had to secure the anchor of his house that is boot, no wind can blow it over. No tragedy, no trouble, no protection, no deep sorrow you come to him you have an anchor you have security. The third anchor truth that he was lying before them is you are never alone in him you never alone. Why is he was there in person and he was about to leave them but he was telling them I've reminded you when I leave you will have the indwelling power and presence of my spirit in you. I'm sending the comfort, I love that word today when I go my spirit is going to come upon you and he will you from head to toe the comforter, the Paraclete, he's going to come alongside you 100% in every dynamic of your trouble and then to booty's is not an is my spirit in you. You never alone because you will have my spirit but you never alone because you have the promise of my person, I am coming back personally to get you personally. So what's the fourth bedrock truth, we just give them to you again.
These are critical because Jesus tells us the bedrock truth about troubled hearts. We are anchored in him we are secure in him we are never alone because of him and forth, we are eternally taken care in him indeed forbade rocks of God's truth will be back in just don't go away. Dr. Brooks will be completing his message. Let not your heart be troubled in just a moment with Dr. Don insisted I remind you that this is not just a presentation.
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Now back to today's great teaching with Dr. Don Wilton, we anchor yourself in the Lord Jesus Christ. What Jesus was saying to these disciples as he left him in this trouble, troubling world. He knew it he knew what they were going to face he knew about the opposition he knew about Dave knew about the tragedies he knew about the struggles he knew about all the issues the pain the headaches. The surgeries he knew he knew, he knows you saying to them little children when you when you anchored in the Lord Jesus Christ.
You have everything needed to overcome all your troubles and what Jesus was saying to them is I need you to know something I am going to keep my word to you because I am the way, the truth and the life. Second Corinthians 5 verse 21 for sake, our sake God made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin so that we might be made the righteousness of God. Our sake from me, for you in out trouble in our tragedies in opera protections questions what Jesus was saying yes you will be heartbroken but you will still praise him and you will have peace. My wife Karen precious little Drew Skinner, brother of Lydia and talking what precious boys those foreskin a boisterous precious sweethearts sweetheart Karen had her arms wrapped around Drew. One day I heard her say, you know, Drew, Jesus is with you. You know you going through this. Now you going to go through life with heavens's I heard this family here right I heard the brother who gave a tremendous word in the message. Brother Kevin said is it possible that out of this tragedy. One of these brothers might rise up and become a great influence of for the course in the sake of the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. Is it possible that through this. There are people who come to know Jesus.
Is it possible that in the tragedy and the trouble like this that they someone right now who saying I want to know this.
Jesus say how do we do this.
How do we not laid out hearts be troubled me give you some thoughts number one wherever you are. Today my friend alive in your mind Christ like decision. Take your trouble and align your mind with Christ.
That's what you doing right number two Oscar Holy Spirit to fill you with partner Oscar Holy Spirit number three release your opinion, your perspective to God like Peter got Jesus was signing Peter Beckwith standdown stand down standdown. Let me number four read" Scripture every morning this week and I hope many weeks prior obsessed with her on Monday with my beloved wife and I just quoted Scripture. Yesterday we went to visit her mother and I took him off afterwards and I just walked around and around the nursing home and the entire time I walked I just quoted Scripture under five pray without ceasing. I'm praying for you but you pray. Number six leave on spiritual friends friend listen in your trouble. You are surrounded with spiritual people God has placed spiritual people around you. That's who you listen to nothing on the spiritual, the non-spiritual are not doing what Jesus the wound does not have the onset.
This church is filled with spiritual people leading on your spiritual friends and then number seven trust God to let you not be troubled. Trust God.
Let not your heart be troubled you believe in God you must take me at my word because I'm Jesus you value hits with me from an Lord Jesus all across this room. Holocaust Genesis people listening everywhere today. God first and foremost, there are people saying I need to give my heart to Jesus today. Lord I pray right now that people would pick up the phone lines that people would talk just to you in Seo Gautama's nominee to the Savior. Today I give my life to Christ Road.
Today I feel in my heart because I know it in my heart that there are countless numbers of people that you speaking to you in the midst of the trouble that disturbance. Those questions that you that shame that wrong decision that perplexing that circumstance that financial problem Lord Jesus you've told us exactly what to do with this. We can step back and begin to step into going to turn toward you and I pray now that the power of the spirit of the living God would come down upon some people's in the name of Jesus trouble noticed Jared's skin reminded us here so perplexing.
This cost so loving and gracious is the one who has every problem every such powerful teaching from Dr. Don Wilton on today's broadcast of Encouraging Word. I guess the simple question is where is your anchor. There are times in our lives we find ourselves grabbing a hold of whatever's floating by, so to speak, to hold onto an anchor and route ourselves, but there is only one anchor that can make the difference in our lives for now and for eternity. That anchor is Jesus Christ is Dr. Don Wilton's been teaching today, especially from John 13 in this message.
Let not your heart be troubled.
Perhaps there are questions that you would like answers to let us discover those together you can call us anytime at 86689 Jott the number down. Start your cell 866-899-WORD 9673 will always connect with what was happy to talk and listen and pray and connect you with the answers that come in God's encouraging words before we get away. Perhaps it's not the cold us, you need to make but a call to Jesus Christ. Dr. Don is closing is out now with perhaps the most important 60 seconds of our day. 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 pray because you know that God not any hears our prayer buddy on Szell pray 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 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.
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