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R1406 He Will Be Great

Encouraging Word / Don Wilton
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December 13, 2021 8:00 am

R1406 He Will Be Great

Encouraging Word / Don Wilton

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December 13, 2021 8:00 am

The Daily Encouraging Word with Dr. Don Wilton

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Encouraging Word for you and me today. The Bible-based teaching of Dr. Don Wilton will be great as we open God.

Remember we are wonderful resources like devotional for 2022 and the book about Billy Graham on our website@gwonline.org GW online all brought enough father. We all so grateful that we can be alive to be to a time like this. This time cool Christmas and how grateful we can be that we can see and know and recognize and trust in the one who came in who was born in Bethlehem father.

There's so much that we would want to know about Jesus Christ and today we bow our heads in your presence, we come before you because you are King your God alone and we would confess our sin to you, because so often we get in the way and all sin is ever before us today we come to you, Lord, all of us laying our lives before you and right now for these few moments we gonna lay aside our football games and businesses and homes in our lives and we gonna bring all of that together all of these blessings all of the things that we do in life. We just want to think about you so father we pray a very special blessing on this time we just glad to be together in the house of God like this in Jesus name, amen.

Well, it's wonderful to see you and we listen.

These young man who out here today.

This is as wonderful to me. As you can possibly imagine. I love every one of you just thank God for you. You know all over the world people want to know about the real meaning of Christmas. What is this just the other day I was in Bethlehem right day where Jesus was born and they like Christmas trees.

The Church of the Nativity. In fact, we took pictures there to know this so many people, even in the very town in which Jesus was born who really don't believe the things that God has told us about the Lord Jesus. So let me read to you this. This is an amazing story when this all began. This is how it all began because God came down upon Mary and by his spirit, she conceived and she had a baby in his name Jesus. Listen here it is. Luke chapter 1 and verse 26 in the six month the angel Gabriel was St. from God or everybody look at me member.

These two big young gentlemen here, God sent from God whose God. Everything that we know about Jesus comes from God. God is Jesus. Father, he's the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Other many religions in the world. I just been all over that part of the world they all kinds of religions. People many times else I know what makes the God of Christmas different.

One is about Jesus. Well, God is the God and Father of our Lord Jesus, and I don't want you to miss the fact that what is about to happen. Came from God. One of my favorite verses in the Bible goes like this for God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that's Jesus that who ever believes in him another who have ever parked is one of my favorite parts because that means everyone.

Jesus came so that all people could know him. Doesn't matter which country which culture what food you like what language you speak all people God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believes in him should not die but will have everlasting life. I'm going to talk about that in just a minute. So, look what happens.

I'm still in verse 26 in the six month the angel Gabriel was sent from God. The city of Galilee named Nazareth virgin who is pleased to be married to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David and the virgin's name was Mary.

And so the angel Gabriel coming to speak God's words came to her and said, greetings Mary you all David in the eyes of God and the Lord is with you, but she was greatly troubled at the site and tried to discern what sort of greeting this is a cannot just say this, by the way, who wouldn't of been greatly troubled. Number one. Suddenly an angel shows up and you be interested to know just a little while later the Angels do that all over again. This time they pick on darkness of the night and they show up amongst a group of shepherds sitting out in the field minding their own business tainting of the sheep and suddenly they all day and when the shepherd see the angel and all the lot they become absolutely terrified some Mary is not any terrified by the presence of an angel. But she's also terrified at some of the things that are being sent to what you mean. I have found favor with God.

Now watch what happens.

You she was greatly troubled at the signing and try to discern what sort of greeting this might be. And the angel said to do not be afraid, Mary, you have found favor with God.

And behold, you will conceive in your womb and you will bear a son, and you will call his name Jesus and he will be great and will be called the son of the most high, and the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David and he will reign over the house of Jacob for ever and all his kingdom there will be no end. Did you know by the way that God is eternal. This God who spoke through the angel is eternal God now taught to understand that God has always been there, and he always will be. There was never a time that God was not. Now it's hard for us to wrap our minds around. That is because we run a Time Machine you know what born, and then we get older and older and older. And then one day we dine, we see life in terms of a period of time. God doesn't.

Because God is eternal and God was making an eternal decree when he spoke through the angel telling Mary that Mary was going to have the baby Jesus. He would be born in Bethlehem of Judea, and the reason eternal God was making an eternal decree concerning his eternal son was ready loved us he was giving us the greatest hope that we could possibly ever have. Because this Jesus means that we can live forever, all fear of life and death is removed. I guess what I want to speak to Bob for just a moment just a phrase he will be great so I have a look at that again. I wanted just to focusing on verse 32. Because what the angel said the angel said to Mary this baby that you're about to have will be great. What does that mean what does it mean that Jesus will be great. Interesting statement that Jesus will be great. How can a little baby be great, great block, how would Jesus be great. When Jesus is great. First of all because he's God you know God was in Christ reconciling the world to himself when talking about God you and God is great. He's also eyes a lot of great things in life. What always say I wonder what it was that God wanted us to know when the angel Gabriel made this statement to Mary, said Mary, you have found favor with a great and also meant a holy and a righteous God. I want you to know that you can see you have a son by the name of Jesus is what I want you to know about him.

He is great at the word great day is powerful. It's kind of like when I stand with these two young men that I'm so proud of you today and I look up at them and I see potential and I see athletic ability, and they speak at night look you in the eye when I speak with you. They don't lose they keys on the ground and act like real men are real men and they ready to stand up when they play the game well in the hall to the best of their ability, and I look at them and I cried. That's what the Archangel was saying about God in the face of a holy, righteous, God is not lost myself, why is Jesus so great Dr. Don Wilton please don't go away for today's message just a moment with my website tewonline.org do you see three great things happening. One devotional for next year were so excited about plus the book about Dr. Billy Graham couple have made a remarkable gift ministry to share Christ with more and more people are stuck it on with all the details wow God has done credible things again this year through The Encouraging Word broad cost ministry. Do you know that over 135,000 people have called us, telling us what this ministry means to them in their spiritual life and so many are coming to know Jesus. A friend has just given a $200,000 challenge gift to this ministry and we are asking as he is asking that listeners will give an additional $300,000 to this ministry by December 31 so that God's word could continue to go out across the world in London. Recently someone came up to me and said for The Encouraging Word and for what it means. Would you help me do this best participated, even at 2 to 3 to 4 dollars each. God will help us to reach this goal together.

Yes we can do it again. The number to call this 866-899-WORD 9673 discoverable TBW online Margie about today's great teaching. Dr. Donald well there are so many reasons. As we begin to understand the Christmas story. He's great.

This Jesus because he's the only one who can forgive you and me for arson. He is great you know Jesus is the only one who can forgive us for arson. That's what makes him so great. I know people in my life who have spent a lot of money, a lot of time, a lot of effort doing everything you could possibly imagine to try and find forgiveness of sin. The Bible says that all of us of sin and come short of the glory of God.

Some of you may not know about me is I was born in Africa lived on the other side the world came from a wonderful family, but I needed to be forgiven of my sin, my father, a great preacher of the gospel in my mother the most beautiful lady one could ever be around.

Even to this day sings like a bird and love me with no strings attached and I love my mama with all my heart, but neither my mama nor my dad could give to me, forgiveness of sin, Lamont Jackson might've won the Heisman Trophy, but I believe that the reason why he acknowledge the greatness of God. Even through the Lord Jesus Christ. Is that not even the Heisman Trophy can give him what he Jesus Christ can do