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R1442 A Fresh Start

Encouraging Word / Don Wilton
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May 28, 2020 8:00 am

R1442 A Fresh Start

Encouraging Word / Don Wilton

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May 28, 2020 8:00 am

The Daily Encouraging Word with Dr. Don Wilton

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Sometimes what we need is a reboot. A fresh start will talk about that with Dr. Don Wilton today on the broadcast. This is The Encouraging Word featuring the Bible-based preaching of Dr. Don Wilton in today's message on start will talk to us about the new beginnings and perhaps we all can use the opportunity to restart reboot the computer often needs to be just power data power backup today working reboot. The book of acts in a fresh new way with Dr. Wilson as we do so we want to know that were here for you love to pray with you 866-899-WORD is our phone number that's way too fast. Let me share with you slower.

866-899-9673 to connect with us 24 hours a day to prayer. Connected resources. Just another way here for you online as well@cdwonline.org now Dr. Don Wilton pray together all father you love all the magnificent your home office.

Office glorious you the one father we come before you today.

All of us with sinners worsen full people and get you love us you love us so much because God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever read yellow, black or white. Whosoever believes in him should not perish but should have eternal life. Right now there are people giving their lives to you, Lord Jesus, and we thank you.

We celebrate the angels in heaven. More word about me just hide me behind the cross people all looking at me. They see me let them let them just hear a voice, let it be God who speaks through me through your word this precious word. This word, which is how desperately we need truth in America today just truth. We want to know the truth because the truth will set us free in the name of Jesus I speak the word of truth. Today, and we worship you. We only by your grace because we cannot do this please help us to lift worship lead in Jesus name we pray together. Amen.

I'm going to ask you to take your Bibles and turn with me to acts chapter 1 the book of acts chapter 1 the book of acts is is an absolutely amazing book in the Bible for many, many different reasons but just in case you didn't know this.

The book of acts talks about the early church.

So here we all in our day and age today and we seen a few years come and go, since the early church was first established, the church was established following the death, burial and resurrection of the Lord Jesus and God gave us the church. The many different churches there wonderful churches in our community. We got many many wonderful churches all across America. There are wonderful churches, accounts so when I say to you that the church is in trouble. What I'm saying to you is the same sense in which I say that about America. If we were to take a survey here today. How many of us love America and would do anything for this beautiful nation. I'm right there basic place in the world would want to be anywhere else. You know I stand here today in so thankful to the Lord for the history of our country and for this nation for men and women across the board.

You make such a different the American spirit so when I say to you that America is in trouble. I think all of us. We need something real bad. We really do some things going on and we need divine intervention that doesn't diminish my love for America on the very spoiled most grateful pasta because I have you I have a congregation like this really have I seen I certainly have been in my life. I mean, just over the last couple of months alone, let alone over all these years we've been together the faithfulness of love in the service. We need a fresh word from the Lord. A lot of people who don't go to church anymore. I don't want to and I'm going to say this very lovingly. In some cases I don't blame.

I can understand the hood and do you know that you can grow weary in well doing, you know you can do something so well over such a long time that it just wears you down. Now you want to talk to prime people like that. Don't talk to a young mother, young mother never stopped loving her little ones but I'm glad I was never a young mother, it would award me slap down.

I'll tell you now. I mean it's like a relentless. It's nonstop.

I mean mothers, young mothers with children on tiny do they go around round-the-clock means lack dealing with a whole bunch of squawking chickens all at the same time and if one is not squawking the other one is. It's almost like you can guarantee and so the mother can become very worn down his warped this is all about.

I want you to also go on to give you a fresh start. The remaining of us. Many of you, for a lot of reasons are just worn down, you know. Sickness will do that to you. Persistent sickness, persistent marriage troubles, persistent issues with your children and I could go on I want to move on from there. See what happened here in the book of acts. Jesus went to the cross, he gave his life. He was the difference maker.

He gave his life and often he had risen from the dead. He went and appeared to many, many people and after he had appeared to many people. He gathered together with his early church.

Now they were just a small group. It's not about numbers about numbers, Jesus gathered these people he loved them he really love you know that he loves you really love them and they were quite an interesting group of people.

Maybe one of these days in our study break down some of the lives because God used them so mightily despite themselves just start with Peter. You know you go through the through these early disciples and I had their struggles just like us. All of them.

They were living in the fabric that would doing life together walking on the long dusty winding roads, all of them and you can imagine how weary they were. I mean they were facing everything you can possibly imagine Jesus gathered them together.

Now you got to hear that a lot. Jesus got them to come together. There is a picture of the church. So I'm going to pick up if you got your Bibles in acts chapter 1, I want to just read verses four through eight for you today.

Now this is Jesus off to the resurrection and he's about to speak to his small group of believers to the first gathering of the early church before even really became a church that I haven't decided yet whether they were going to be Baptists and Methodists and Presbyterians or Episcopalians Bush Baptists of never being a Baptist or don't ever want to be a Baptist or Southern Baptist or northern Baptist. They hadn't made any of those decisions because they hadn't had any deacons meetings yet this was the early church.

This was the beginning and Jesus was about to go back into heaven, and what he said to them was very important to me read it to you.

And while he was staying with them. In verse four and by the way, that would staying there in the Greek text also means while he was eating with them. There's a real sentencing which now watch this. When Jesus was they with them in the church there was a real sense of fellowship going on. I tell people when they lost me.

Why should I go to church.

One of the things I tell them is because the fellowship is out of this world. Just being with people who are like-minded. While he was staying while he was eating with them heat them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the promise of the father which Jesus said you heard from me. This five for John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit and number of days from now.

So when they had come together is the early church again when they gathered together they Austin Lord, will you at this time restore the kingdom to Israel. He said to them, it's not for you to know the times or the seasons that the father has fixed by his own authority. But the Bible says none of us it's not up to us to know the signs of now there are signs of the times and we going to come to grips with that and we study that Jesus was trying to tell these people focus on what I'm about to tell you to focus on. Otherwise you going to become a very distracted people, but you will receive power when the Holy Spirit is come upon you and you will be my witnesses met an amazing statement Jesus is saying to them, you believers will be my witnesses. By the way, I just want to save us all of us who know Jesus all witnesses. Did you know that some of us a jolly bad witnesses. Some of us are sort of okay witnesses and other others of us do a pretty face and income job of being witnesses, but if you're a believer your witness because people are watching watching me. He says you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and Judea and Samaria and to the uttermost parts of the world is what Jesus was saying and this is what I want you to get hold of yesterday. Jesus essentially gave them three commands forgive the irruption will be back to discover more of what those three commands were to them and what they can be to us in just a moment you're listening to Dr. Don Wilton and here on Encouraging Word. It's his insistence that we interrupt and remind you we are here for you.

It's not just a presentation. It's a conversation every single hour. We are, and sometimes overwhelmed with calls you'll always have at least a little pop in Q you hear my voice saying okay were that it would be as quick as we can and then aroused one of us were truly ready to pray with you, prayed up and excited to connect with you.

866-899-9673 is the number I would challenge you to consider jotting down sort yourself. Let us be a contact 866-899-9673 that's The Encouraging Word and would love to encourage you with the power of prayer or maybe connect with the right resources anytime day or night that online as well. Keyboard keyboard at GW on though Argie got back to today's message of fresh start with Dr. Don Wilton that were dated we get in the texture heat them how we don't like you know we were people we don't like to get around that kind of statement you know we don't like dictatorial's but God is God is not open to our discussion and and it's very interesting to me here that that when this group 1st met Jesus commanded them, heat them in and they were three things that he said to him that there are just two incredible number one. Stay stay. That's what he said right there. He said do not depart from Jerusalem, stay. I think he understood the human spirit.

The restlessness of the human heart.

That's our culture that's the world that we live in this window fast food generation if we don't like it here will go there and you can imagine with the disciples. How very real that boards just considerate folks.

They had watched Jesus get arrested they had watched him get beaten up. They watched him be crucified. They had watched and listened to the screaming mob. They had to hide for their lives.

They were in fear for their own lives. I can understand. I don't think Jesus was scolding them.

I think what Jesus was doing was telling them what would be the best thing for them because he knew stay stay right where you are somebody here right now you getting ready to get up and go stay. Don't give up on your marriage today.

Stay on give up on your sons and your daughters stay and give up on your circumstance. Stay the course, hold steady the disciples. Jesus looked at them and he knew they human heart.

He knew the restlessness he knew the buzz in the talk in America today.

The rural runaround is going on. People are restless, we are restless the human heart is looking is searching but on find a job to go there better get the week we got ants in our pants, so to speak. We can't sit still. We go to keep on going and and Jesus looked at the disciples and he said just just stay you know when I began personally to to study this passage over and over again. The bells began to ring in my own human heart to stay just understand that I am the Lord your God. Just know that I haven't gone anywhere. I haven't left and gone to sleep on. Therefore, you just stay. The second Kaman was white. This is an active ingredient. He engaged them in latest staying.

He didn't say just say and set he said actively in gauge your self in the practicalities of waiting for the promise of the Holy Spirit wait for the promise of the Holy Spirit you know and it seems to me here. This just like Jesus that he would insert that people would promise God never fails.

His promises are absolutely certain in the future is as bright as the promises of God. God is on his throne. He hasn't forgotten you. He hasn't forgotten me he hasn't forgotten America. He hasn't left and gone to another country. He's already there. Sometimes you feel that he's gone out your marriage.

He's gone out a lot these gone out of your work. These gone out of your faithfulness and your growing weary in well doing God says to you, stay the course. I'm calling upon you today to study the course and be counted. Let's start. Let's I Lord save me about it just beginning to die is going to be the first day of the rest of my lab. I will study you wait for the promise of the Holy Spirit. I tell you what most of us, including me. We have a real problem in white because our tendency is to wanted now we do live in 1/4 generation. I mean, nothing can upset me more than going to my favorite coffee shop and having to wait more than 30 seconds to get my cup of coffee.

I mean I want to look across the condensate. Do you people not know who I am. What is this you go to group 1st before you serve it to me. We wanted.

Now isn't that part of our nature. Can we just be honest with what you expecting right now from the Lord, are you willing to wait for the promise of the Holy Spirit and the third thing he said is follow. That's the key ingredient of discipleship. Remember not just talking to these men who comprise the early church didn't know anything but know what was going on. They didn't know what to expect. They were they were fearsome. They were troubled in their hearts they were restless and yet God began to speak to them in the Lord Jesus gathered them together and he said he said listen, here's what you got a new stay right where you are number two whites on the Holy Spirit and number three when the Holy Spirit comes upon you follow him do exactly what it is that he tells you to do anything. Here is what it's going to incorporate. He said here's what's gonna happen. The Holy Spirit is going to empower you to become witnesses in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria and to the uttermost parts of the when you follow hard after God just stay white and get ready to do God will do it on calling us together to do just that. I'm asking the Lord to help me to stay in him in his abiding presence of white on what it is that God by his spirit is continuous present tense, saying to me direct thing me because without him I'm nothing. It's the spirit of God that according to what Jesus said remember what I told you about it. What did Jesus say this spirit of God will convict you of your sin.

This God will convict you concerning your righteous living in the spirit of God will convict you concerning this whole issue of future judgment going to show you going to teach you help white and when you hear from him, follow him in some today might say to me will pasta what exactly is a sign lot of things talking to all of us individually. He's calling us out. He's marked us as one of his own. He is blessing us and what we going to discover is that the power of the spirit of God came down upon the New Testament church and created the buzz like you and I cannot imagine the power of the spirit of God came down upon these people and extraordinary things began to take place. They began to see things that they never imagined possible.

Before they began to go to places they never imagined they could ever go to before they accomplish things they never imagined they could ever accomplish before God did something so great. I want to be part of something that God does so much bigger than me. That leaves me like a little pinprick on this entire planet standing amazed in the presence of a holy and righteous God, would you bow your heads with me this morning. Sometimes we hear those words This is a message is would you bow your heads with me this morning and it's good sometimes. Unless you're driving to take a minute and just close out all the distractions that you can close your eyes, bow your head and open your heart to what might be the most important questions that you need to deal with in your life right now is Dr. Don wraps up today's broadcast God has spoken to you hasn't you ready to give your heart to Jesus. I'd love to help you right now. Would you pray this prayer with me and escape Jesus into your heart and life. Dear God, I know that Arneson I know that Jesus loves me and died for me on the cross right now, I repent of my sin and I confess my sin to the Lord Jesus Christ come into my heart and save me today and forgive me for my sin. Jesus name I pray, amen.

If you prayed that pray we'd love to get along side of you and celebrate with you and send you some literature and help you as you begin to grow and I want you to know that I love you very very much by the way, don't leave, don't go away. What ever you do is I'll be right back.

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That's the message for tomorrow's broadcast here on The Encouraging Word with Dr. Don Wilton between now and then let's they connected you can email us at online@tewonline.org you T online.org call us on the phone at 866899


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