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May 12, 2023 6:00 am

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May 12, 2023 6:00 am

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Welcome to the Kerwin Baptist Church broadcast today. I want to give you just a reminder of some things that God has promised you. And I don't know if you need some comfort or some encouragement today. I know that just about every day I could use a little bit of that. I know that you can too.

And in Isaiah chapter 40 we have some things that I want to look at. Our title of our message today is this. Did you hear?

Did you hear? Now we live in a day and time where people hear a lot. And a lot is shared back and forth. And everybody is interested in some juicy information. And I am giving you the juice.

The juiciest this morning. This is great. Isaiah chapter 40. And I want us to look at verse 26 if you would. Lift up your eyes on high and behold who hath created these things? Who did? God did. Lift your eye up on high and just notice. Take notice of who is the creator.

Look at this. That bringeth out their host by number. He calleth them all by names by the greatness of his might. For that he is strong in power not one faileth. Verse 27. Why sayest thou, O Jacob, and speakest, O Israel, my way is hid from the Lord and my judgment is passed over from my God.

Why would you say such a thing? Why would you even allow yourself to think that God has overlooked you? How could you get to the point to think that God for some reason has forgotten you or isn't seeing what you're going through?

He answers this question in verse 28. Hast thou not known? Listen to this. Hast thou not heard? Did you hear? You've allowed yourself to get to this point that you think you're in this alone and you think that God is too busy doing other things or you think that God is more interested in someone else than he is you. Have you not heard? Listen to this.

I love this. That the everlasting God, the Lord, the creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary. There is no searching of his understanding. He giveth power to the faint and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary and the young men shall utterly fall. But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength. They shall mount up with wings as eagles.

They shall run and not be weary and they shall walk and not faint and all God's people said. Did you hear? You mean you came in the building today and you thought somehow that God has forgotten you?

You mean you showed up here on a misty rainy day and somehow in your mind you literally believe that God has forgotten to do something in your life? Did you hear? I'm going to tell you. Let's pray. Lord we love you. I thank you for all you've done. Please bless dear Lord in Jesus' name we pray.

Amen. First he answers the question this. Did you hear who he is? Just in case you feel that way today, did you hear who he is? Notice verse 28. He says literally that he is first the everlasting God. Hast thou not known, hast thou not heard that the everlasting God. This is the name in Hebrew Elohim olam.

And it literally means this. This identifies God as the eternal God. There has never been a time when he wasn't and there will never be a time when he isn't. He is eternal. He existed when there was nothing but him. Wow.

Let me put it this way. He will always be here. Always has.

Always will. The eternal God. So before I even tell you what he can do, let me tell you who he is. Second he says he is Lord. Now this is obviously the word Jehovah and you know I make a big deal about this a lot of times because when you read a passage you need to know exactly what they're saying and who they're talking about. And the word Jehovah, this name identifies literally the Lord as the self-existent one. It means that every other being in the universe depends on some other being for their existence. But God depends upon nobody. He exists within himself, by himself, for himself. He depends on nobody.

Everything depends on him and he depends on nothing. And everywhere through scripture this name Jehovah and you know that I kind of make a deal about that and we have gone through the names but I want to make sure that you have all these names today. Now this particular use of Jehovah here in Isaiah chapter 40 is literally the name that means the covenant keeper or the God who keeps and stands by his word.

The God who can be trusted. Now you know as we have gone through Jehovah is used in many names and for you to understand who he is let me just remind you here this morning. There is Jehovah Rahi that is the Lord is my shepherd.

You're familiar with that. There's Jehovah Jireh the Lord will provide. There is Jehovah Shalom which is the Lord my peace by the way. Then there is Jehovah Rafi which is the Lord my healer. There's Jehovah Suketnu which means the Lord is my righteousness. There's Jehovah Shammah which is the Lord is there. There's Jehovah Nissi which means the Lord our banner. There's Jehovah Kadesh which is the Lord my sanctifier. And Jehovah El Elyon which is the Lord most high. And literally we are told that God is not just eternal but he is everything you need all wrapped up in one. And he's not even done. He said if you not heard that the eternal God the Lord.

Look what he says here. The what? Creator of the ends of the earth. This name in Hebrew this word creator literally means the one who made everything out of nothing. The God who has the power to create not just his word but all worlds. He created it all. This is the God we serve. This is our Father. This is the God that literally walks us through life.

Takes care of us every step of the way. He is literally the eternal God. He is literally Jehovah.

He keeps his word. He is the creator of the universe. The creator of you. The creator of himself. He has always been existing and you need to understand when you walked in today and thought somehow some way that this God has let you down.

You're wrong. Did you hear who he is? Second did you hear what he does? Look at verse 28. Hast thou not known, hast thou not heard that the everlasting God the Lord the creator of the ends of the earth.

Listen to what he does. Number one he faintheth not. Number two neither is weary. And number three that there is no searching of his understanding. You say preacher what not? What in the world does this mean?

Well get this. Number one I want you to see did you hear what he does? Number one he never gets worn out. The Bible says that he faintheth not. That is literally the Hebrew word which means tired, give out, exhausted. This is what we are told that he never gets tired.

And he never gets worn out. Now guess what you and I do. We get tired. We get worn out. We fail. We overlook things.

We forget things and I do all the time. But dear friend I'm here to tell you if you haven't heard God doesn't get tired. Second he gets worn out.

Second he never gets way down. Notice what it says. It says he faintheth not neither is weary.

Now this is where I got excited. This Hebrew word for weary literally means to be over burdened. It means to hold more than you can carry. So I'm here to tell you that our God never gets tired and he never has too much on him. There's never so much that he can't take on something else. There's never a time where he's carrying so many other people's burdens that he can't take yours. He's never weary. He's never to the point that I just can't hold this any longer. He's got room to spare. Dear friend I want you to say he doesn't get tired and he never has too much on him. He can bear it.

He can carry it. Notice the third thing he never gets worried. It says there is no searching of his understanding. What does that mean? That means you and I cannot understand what he knows. We can never figure God out. Where you and I don't know the future and we don't know what's going on we tend to get worried. We tend to get concerned. But there is no searching for his understanding. In other words you can search but you'll never find it.

You can try but you'll never figure it out. God is not worried. God has it all under control.

God knows things that you and I don't know. He never gets weary. He never gets to the point that he's just tired and can't go on. He never gets to the point that he just can't bear anymore and he never gets to the point that he's worried about what's going to happen.

Can I have an amen this morning? We haven't even been told yet what he does for us. We're just told who he is and we're just told what he does. He never gets tired. He never gets worn out. He never gets weighed down. He never gets worried.

Just hold on. Third question he answers is this. Did you hear who he helps? So before I can even tell you this is what he does I got to know well am I one of the qualifiers for it?

I mean it would be horrible to say well this is who he helps but you're not one of them. Now you all have been there haven't you? You all been on the phone with the insurance? Is this procedure covered? Oh we have wonderful insurance.

Please ensure your whatever. That's what the commercial says. That's what the letter says. And then you call them and say hey listen I know that you have all these coverages. Is my procedure covered? No.

So the coverage doesn't really make a difference to me unless I get the coverage. So if I tell you this is all the things that God does but you're still convinced in your mind that maybe you're not the one God does it for then it doesn't do you any good. So we've got to start from scratch. Let me tell you who he is. Let me tell you what he does and third let me tell you who he helps.

Alright thank you so much. Look at verse 29. He giveth power to the faint and to them that have no might he increases strength. What about the people that do have the strength and do have the power. Well let me tell you why he doesn't help them because they don't need it.

They think. Got this God. Let me tell you who God loves to help is those of us that admit I can't do it. This is too much. I can't carry this.

I can't carry this, I'm getting tired, I can't go on, I can't bear anymore. And God is, remember, he's the God that never can't go on, and a God that never has too much on him, and here we are people that we can't go on and we do have too much on us, and that's a perfect two worlds to meet. God says, you're just the ones that I wanna help. Amen. I love this, number one, he helps those who cannot continue.

Amen. Number two, he helps those who cannot carry. Now I love how, obviously, we use the King James Version here, we're all on the same page, we're not against you if you don't whatever the case might be, that's just what our, and I tend, I preach word for word from it, so you understand, you have something different there, but I want you to get this, verse 29, he says he gives power to the faint, and then he says in the second verse, that he, those that have no might, these are two different things. The faint means those that can't take another step. The might means that those that can't lift anymore.

Those are two different things. Do you know, sometimes I'm just weary to go, and then sometimes I'm just weary because I got a lot on me. When I can't go, it means I'm worn out physically. When I can't lift anything else, it means I'm worn out emotionally, mentally. God says when you can't go on physically, I don't get tired. And when you can't take anymore emotionally, I can lift some more for you. And if you happen to be somebody here this morning that can't seem to continue, and you just don't seem to feel that you can carry anymore, good news for you. You are exactly who God wants to help today.

Anybody else glad about that? All right, enough preacher. What are you trying to say?

Next question is this, and I know you'll love it. Did you hear what he gives? Did you hear what he gives? Did you hear who he is? Did you hear what he does? Did you hear who he helps?

Have you not heard? Look, if you would have verse 31. But they that wait upon the Lord. We always take that word as meaning basically completely patience, and that's not the full meaning of this word wait.

Wait doesn't just mean, well, all right, I'll just wait here. It word, it literally means dependent. It means those that will not take another step because I know I can't take another step without him. Those that wait upon the Lord, I'm totally dependent. I can't do this without you, God.

What does he give? Number one, he gives strength to renew. But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength. They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength. Sometimes we just need renewed.

Let me put it this way. Sometimes we just need reminded. Sometimes we just need to realize, why am I doing this alone? Why am I trying to carry this by myself?

What does it mean to be renewed? It means to remember, I can't carry this. What was I thinking? Here, God. Here, God. Number two, he gives strength to rise.

And I love this. Strength to renew, strength to rise. Renew, our strength is renewed, and he says you shall mount up with wings as eagles. By the way, you know when it comes to renewing, that you have to fill, and this word renew, this strength means that that's the only thing that'll make me run is God's strength.

So I can look to other things, but it's not gonna help me, so I've gotta refill with God's strength. That's the only thing that runs. Let me put it this way. You can have a really nice car in the parking lot, and you can fill it with Mountain Dew, and it'll be filled, but it won't run.

It might a little while. Who knows? Who knows what that stuff has in it, but. In other words, I don't just need something to be filled with, I need a certain something. And you and I only make it with God's strength.

And what does it do? Well, when we're renewed, God says it doesn't just renew, but I'll give you strength to rise. You will mount up with wings as eagles. That means God says I'll allow you to rise above those circumstances in your life. You don't have to wallow around in here and be cumbered and burdened by it. I've given you strength to rise above it. Somebody get excited this morning.

I feel like I'm the only one. I mean, did that shock through that get to you or something? What's going on? We need another shock. Turn it on, Brian.

They need something. Boom, boom, boom, boom, boom, whatever. Tell you something, you're like, preacher, I just don't think I can go on in this.

Well, let me tell you. Number one, you can't carry that. Number two, you will not exist if you keep trying to go right through the middle of it. Let God take you above it. You just rise above that. You just get above that junk. You just get above those people. You just get above all that mess.

I know they said whatever and did whatever, whatever the case might be. You just mount up with wings as eagles. I'll give you strength to rise.

Wow. And you showed up thinking that God has overlooked you. God said, I'll give you strength to renew. I'll give you strength to rise.

Number three, you know it. I'll give you strength to run. Now you say, preacher, what's so important about this?

Well, this is that same word, which means I just don't think I can take another step. I'm just tired. God said, hey, when you're tired, I'll give you some energy. I'll give you some vitamins. I'll give you that little five-hour energy bottle thing. That'll give you five hours, take a little bit of the Holy Spirit.

That'll last you for years. God says, hey, I'll give you strength to renew. I'll give you strength to rise above, but I'll give you strength to run in spite of. I don't know about you, but some of you are like me. We run and run and run and run, and then we wear out.

And we're so worn out. But thank God I just don't think I can take another step. And then God does something to just let us run some more. Number four, God gives us strength to resolve.

Now, I love this. Notice, if you would, the last phrase says, they shall run and not be weary. They shall walk and not faint.

Sounds almost like the same thing. But run and walk are two very different things. This word walk is literally the Hebrew word yalak, Y-A-L-A-K. It means this, to bear, to carry, to bring. It means I'm not just walking for God.

It means I'm having to carry something while I do. What did the Lord say? If you're gonna be my disciples, you need to take up your cross and bear it. God said, hey, I'll give you strength to renew. I'll give you strength to rise above. I'll give you strength to run in spite of. But I know you're carrying a lot. And I know it gets heavy for you sometimes. So I'll give you that strength that you need to resolve.

Lord, this is heavy. And I know that I don't handle it right sometimes. But with your strength, I might not feel like running right now. And I might not be able to sprint like the phrase before. But I can walk.

Don't you love God's word? Hey, you'll give us strength to run, but sometimes we don't feel like running. And sometimes we're carrying so much that we can't run. But God says you can still walk. Just keep going.

Just keep going, just keep going. I was telling my, in the Sunday school class this morning, I did our Kerwin Connections class. We have some folks recently joined, thinking about joining and stuff, and going through our church history.

And I said, I've had a little time then, I said, let me give you a little bit of my history, how I came here. I'll make this short, but I came to this church one time just a weekend. And Ms. Tanya Burchette here at church, her and I have been friends from college, we recruited at the college together, and she down there at school had gotten assurance for salvation.

She came home wanting to get baptized, wanted Brother Joe to baptize her. And so we came home that weekend, I drove up with her, and I spoke to the young people that weekend and different things just here for that Sunday. Well, as we left to go back down to college, we went through Charlotte, North Carolina on that route. And we went 85, and if you ever go 85 through there, you'll see this big dome church, which is Northside Baptist Church. And when we were a kid, we were members of Northside Baptist Church, and we used to park our trailer there and different things.

Dr. Jack Hudson, who our middle son, Hudson, is named after, he pastored that church. And I had a good friend of mine, his name was Dale. And a real good friend of mine, that we had kind of grown up just as boys together, and I hadn't seen him for years, and I knew where they lived. They lived in a little neighborhood right behind that church, and I just decided I wanted to drive in Northside.

I hadn't been up here. Of course, living up here now, you go by it a lot, but I was just coming up from college, hadn't been there in years. And so I told Tom, I said, I wanna just drive through the church part. So I caught my first fish in that little lake right out in front of that church there at Northside, and I was driving around there, and I drove up to the bus garage there where we had our trailer parked, and I said, you know what? I think the Bronx still live because my mom and dad kept in contact with Dale's parents.

I said, I think they still live there. I'm gonna stop by there just to see if anybody's home. So we drove in that little neighborhood, and I remembered how to get to his house, and I couldn't remember now. I don't remember how I remember then, but got into his house and pulled up, and we were out there, and I went in and knocked on the door, and nobody was home.

There wasn't any cars there, and I was just, you know, waited there and knocked and knocked, and I thought maybe somebody's home. So I went to the car, got out my briefcase, had all my textbooks and all that stuff in it, and I got a piece of paper out with a pen, and I wrote a note and just said, hey, I'm just trying to find Dale, whatever the case might be, and this is Daniel. So I went and put it on the door, and we got in the car, and we started driving back to college, and I hadn't thought about this while I was just telling my story, telling this to my wife the other day because this young man Dale has just moved to Greensboro working a job on weekends, and he lives here during the week, so I'm trying to catch up with him, and I was telling my wife this story, and I said, so we got back to the college, and we were unloading, we were getting in, had classes the next day, and I couldn't find my briefcase. Had all my papers, my term papers I was working on, had my Bible, had all my textbooks in it, had money in it that I had put in, traveling and different things, and I said, where is my briefcase? And all of a sudden, we both of us just thought, did you take it off the roof of the car at his house when I wrote him that note? I came right back, got in the car, took off. Who knows where that briefcase came off that car? I thought, oh my goodness.

Never see that again. I had all my term papers in it, had my Bible that I had everything in it, and I was just discouraged. About a week later, got a note in my box at college, said I had a package. Okay, maybe my mom sent me some food, you know?

I don't want to act surprised. I mean Bible verses, maybe she sent some Bible verses. That's what I was excited about, and so you got a package, so I went to the mail thing when they were open, and I said, I got a package, and she brings out this big old box and hands it to me, and I thought, you got to be kidding. So I took it, and I opened up the paper. It was kind of in a box, and there was my briefcase, and I opened up that briefcase, and everything was in it just like it was, and there was a note, a letter, like an envelope in there, and it had my name on the front of it. So I opened up that note, and here's my briefcase, I got my Bible, all my stuff, checked the zipper pocket. My money was in there, and I had a note, and this man said, my name is so-and-so, and he said, I live here in Charlotte, and he said, I was driving down the road, and he said, I saw an open briefcase. He said, you'll excuse me that I obviously looked into the books to see a name, find an address, and I found your name.

I saw that you go to Trinity Baptist College in Jacksonville, Florida. He said, God, call me to preach when I was a young man, and I wouldn't do it. He said, I made some different decisions that I regret. He said, I found this briefcase, and saw those textbooks, and saw your Bible. He says, I'm just encouraging you from somebody on this end, you finish college, you find what God wants you to do, and you give it everything you have.

There was two $100 bills in that envelope. Sometimes, you just need remind it that God has not forgotten you. I hadn't thought about it in a while, and I thought about it the other day, and I was telling my wife, and just tears are coming down. I said, these years later, I'm so glad that I just did what God wanted me to do. Lord, I love you today. Lord, I wanna make sure everybody here has heard who you are, what you do, who you help, and what it is that you give. Lord, you give strength to renew, you give strength to rise, if that's what's necessary. You give strength to run, even when we're tired, and Lord, you give strength to resolve, even when we're carrying a lot.

Lord, you don't send us somewhere or through anything that you don't make some promises. God, I pray that you would help us today to know the God we serve, the God who never gets worn out, never gets weighed down, never gets worried, is here to help those of us that feel like we can't continue and we can't carry anything else. You are an ever-present help in time of trouble. Thank you for listening today. We hope you received a blessing from our broadcast. The Kerwin Baptist Church is located at 4520 Old Hollow Road in Kernersville, North Carolina. You may also contact us by phone at 336-993-5192 or via the web at Enjoy our services live and all our media on our website and church app. Thank you for listening to the Kerwin broadcast today. God bless you. We'll see you next time. God bless you.
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