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Meeting at the Foot of the Cross R1700

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September 13, 2022 4:00 am

Meeting at the Foot of the Cross R1700

Encouraging Word / Don Wilton

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God has an encouraging word for you and me today to the Bible-based teaching of Dr. Don Wilton about meeting at the foot of the cross is The Encouraging Word and Dr. Don Wilton, our teacher is a well-known authors seminary professor, pastor and encourage her when it comes to opening God's word and gaining fresh new insight today will hit the Psalm one for that insight and while we do so know that we love to pray with you and for you just now during the broadcast anytime at 866899 word just the number down, start yourself 866-899-WORD 9673 will connect with any of us having to talk a listener pray and connect with wonderful resources right now about the ultimate sacrifice to find the details on our website at oh RG.wished on the Lord Jesus that you would commit Sue's to come and gather together the foot of the cross, Lord Jesus, you should have hung the having been brutalized and beaten at the hands of an angry man, you should those people. Lord you could have called 10,000 angels to destroy the world with every justification, every right but you spoke of love and forgiveness from the cross, you looked out the new soul.

Every person who was created in the image of God, and you love them, Lord Jesus, we gather together at the foot of the cross. Today, all of us and we cry out to you oh father because of Jesus. As we pray this prayer in Jesus name, amen.

Just before 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 gathered 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 he understood they will. 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 of the cross, Jesus knew that I'm not trying to put words into Jesus mouth as we prepare for this together but I can only imagine that what Jesus was saying to Peter and James and John was man I want you to understand something if you think it's tough being believers. If you think the church is in for a good rod if you think that my words at the gates of hell are going to come against you, but will not prevail against. I need to show you what you need to do because you take me out you try to solve your problems from a worldly perspective.

You'll never do it.

You try and solve your problems, your fears, your anxieties, your personal struggles through family issues, your church issues or social issues. The children issues growing up issues your puberty issues maturational issues your personality issues you try and solve that and do it the world's way you not been a good you going to end up in a bad place. You need together at the foot of the cross.

This is how you do it. Jesus was very clear to his church, but whether you from Scotland are with you from Woodruff, South Carolina you and I've got a big problem when we don't gather at the foot of the cross we living in a day and age today at which people all feeling discombobulated in public opinion polls are running rife and behavior is generally very bad people lose their temper. People grandstand politics is divided across the nation like Great Britain, the prime minister has stepped down. Israel is divided evenly.

Israel and what about our own beloved nation and into this comes you are not coming to this picture you coming to this picture out church comes into this picture the church of the living God comes into this picture, your families in abroad now somebody I'm talking to right now is living in fear. You're anxious there is somebody right now that your marriage is breaking up and you never thought it would happen there is somebody right now he's got a broken heart, because there is a broken heart on every few days somebody right now very precious person that's wondering if there's any hope for tomorrow there's some money right now costing more questions then you could ever have on sister is somebody saying 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 want to share with you today. 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 I'm going to office you if you would come and totally abandon your self at the foot of the cross pulled see that which I have received.

I parse on to you. There is not one of us who qualified. I am the least qualified and pulled see that's why when you meet at the foot of the cross, you have an opportunity to confess your sin before him start doing it now. That is the only way Jesus will bless this church. He's blessed 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 squeegees 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 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 of 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 saved by the nation of Israel in Psalm 130.

This is Israel.

Psalm 130 out of the depths of the depths I cry to you oh Lord, oh Lord, here my voice apply this to your own life. I'm going to start again because we are all sinners. Watch this you know wanting 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 putting 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, be attentive to the voice of my pleas for mercy.

If you oh Lord, should mark iniquities. If you would hold to account my son and his son and her son. Oh Lord, who could stand back with you there is forgiveness that you maybe I will wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in his word, hope my soul waits for the Lord will then watchmen for the morning more than watchmen for the morning.

All Israel hope in the Lord.

For with the Lord they received foster love, and with him is plentiful redemption and he sees people from all their iniquities. What's weighing you down today what sentencing you would wrong has been done putting justice. What issues are you dealing with what's sadness, grief you backing with what anxiety do you have in your heart, forgive the interruption will be back with the rest today's message from Dr. Don Wilton in just a moment, but as he closed with that question. What anxiety do you have any of your hard could it be that you need someone to pray with you and for you.

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That's 87744322730 to pray with you and pray for you, but we also have remarkable resources but depending on what you're going through right now. We can point you to our go to our website GOC some resources right now a book about some of the great martyrs of our faith in the ultimate sacrifice again are all on the front of our website you while you're there, be sure and sign up for the daily Encouraging Word from the pastor comes out every morning about 6 AM and will enlighten you give us application to God's word and inspire you on a daily basis absolutely free. Of course, sign up on our website TE W for the daily Encouraging Word devotional from Dr. Don and Mike on the website you'll discover more great resources.

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Saturdays that's just one of many great resources you'll find on our website TE W that's TE W now headed back to Psalm chapter 130 in today's message meeting at the foot of the cross with Dr. Don Wilton here on The Encouraging Word. We find 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 that with the 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 stall, 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 to fear them.

This is very public and gathered there at the feet of Jesus at the foot of the cross was the home will. I wonder who those people were my looking at them I think so.

The church, the living church. The church that meet with Jesus in the upper room what Jesus was saying to them was the church must be the place where everyone who knows better will invite anyone. Now let's start defining anyone who did Jesus tell was not permitted to come to the foot of the cross, so you will 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 repainted and she seceded to this man who deserved to die today.

You will be with me in paradise. There they were foot of the cross how you how you doing the foot of the cross.

We not only find the world but I gotta mention them if you don't mind, but at the foot of the cross we found the disciples and by the way the disciples, please, please put me in the Academy and Dr. Mickey. So basically brother Mickey come stand appear with music Zach Chairman, a deacon 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 the sea, we would have to be right. However, making him sit down because I might include them in something on microgrid. 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 collected 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 were the men 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 lot with a with a at the foot of the cross.

I just gotta say this. The third group and I'm putting his hooting church folks when Jesus gathered the disciples in the upper room he was sending the church out into what the hurting church they would gathered there saying what all these believers were standing there at the foot of the cross saying we bewildered with her what's going on how we going to survive is no future.

Everybody I mean, they had every Christian in mind. Jesus gathered them of the foot of the cross.

So that brings me to the fourth one ourselves. You know, we sing the song will use their 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 say that's true, and may do this every now and again will this every now and again some other Connor 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 chicas 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 wound all these things going.

It's just like what's going on. It's like a big perfect storm. 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 all 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 the Jesus syndrome could possibly die.

Jesus said God will take them out. But when we are judged by the Lord. We are discipline so that we may not be condemned along with the work. So then my brothers and sisters when you come together to eat white one another. This the unity of the church. Everything Jesus saved is about being one in Christ is the imperative of the body of Christ.

It is the cleanable goal because we cannot do it in and of ourselves, but at the foot of the cross, Jesus can cannot fix this wound. Jesus can cannot fix my marriage. But Jesus can cannot get rid of this pain and anxiety and geniuses can what a powerful day of debacle teaching from Dr. Don Wilton and what a powerful truth that he disclose with the reality is neither he nor your favorite pastor nor anyone else can get rid of this anxiety, pain and fear. But Jesus can and he is ready to do that in your life right now. We would love to pray alongside you to be part of your prayer support to advance this army on our knees together in our prayer team is ready to meet you. Right now it 866-899-WORD that number will connect with what was 24 hours a day. Happy to pray to connect with resources. The number down store in yourself.

It is 866899 word that's not with us on our that's TW again. It's been a great day of teaching and insight from Dr. Wilton as he's been preaching from the pulpit house.

He steps in the control room with us you open your heart to what he wants to share next are you ready to give your heart and life to the Lord Jesus Christ.

Why don't you pray this prayer with me right now they are gone. I know that on and I know that Jesus died for me cross today. I repainted my sin and by faith I receive you into my heart.

In Jesus name, my friend. I welcome you today into the family of God. This is exciting news.

If you just prayed along with Dr. Wilton.

Moments ago to give your life to Christ or we dedicate your life to Jesus all how the Angels are celebrating in heaven and we would love to join in celebration as well. As a matter fact, Dr. Don would like to celebrate with you and pray for you if you call us at 86689673 and tell us about your decision. Dr. Don Wilton also wants us to send some free resources to you that will help you grow in your faith. Just call 866899 word and will connect to those resources right away. That's 866-899-9673 or email us at OR

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