Love: Looking for the Real Thing? (GLMX #423)
This is the “chief of sinners,” Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International, with the Gospel Light Minute X Podcast #423 titled, “Love: Looking for the Real Thing?” I’m here to remind you of what the Bible says, that “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners” like you and me.
You don’t have to be a member of the Lonely Hearts Club to be looking for love. All of us—whether we’re fifteen or fifty, handsome or homely, married or single—need the kind of love that makes life worth living.
You know what I’m talking about. You want someone to make you feel glad that you’re alive. Someone to love you—not for how you look or what you can do—but for just being you. You want a love you can depend on when everyone else has failed you.
Unfortunately that kind of love is hard to find. Turn on your radio and someone will be singing about the lover who let him down. Tune to a talk show and a daughter reveals the painful memory of a father who never loved her. The problem is universal. In some way we’ve all been wounded in our search for love.
The good news is that there is a love that can heal any broken heart. A love that you don’t have to earn. An unconditional love that is stronger than any human love.
God is the source of that love. When our lives are open to Him, God’s love can flow to us and through us to others. But when sin separates us from Him life is an emotional roller coaster. One day we feel loved; the next day we don’t.
God’s love is so great that he sent His own Son to bridge the gap that separates us from Him. The Bible says in Romans 5:8, “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us”.
That’s love! Jesus Christ gave His life so that we would know His Father’s love forever. There is no sin that we will ever commit that has not been paid for by Christ’s death. Nothing can separate us from His love.
You can be sure of God’s love if you will…
Recognize that your sin separates you from God. The Bible states in Romans 3:23, “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;”. The Bible also states in Romans 6:23, “…For the wages of sin is death…”.
Realize that God loves you, and believe that Jesus Christ died for your sins. The Bible says in John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son [to die as our substitute], that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
The Bible says in 1 Peter 3:18, “Christ also hath once suffered for [our] sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God.”
Receive Him into your life by faith.
The Bible says in John 3:17-18,36, “For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned…. He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life…”
Why not get off the roller coaster today? Only God’s love can give you the security you’re really looking for. His unchanging love can free you to be all you’re meant to be.
If you want to be saved from the wrath to come and from an eternity in Hell, and if you believe that Jesus Christ suffered, bled, and died on the cross for your sins, was buried, and rose again from the dead and you are willing to trust Jesus Christ with all of your heart so you can go to Heaven, please pray with me what is called the sinner’s prayer: Holy Father God, I acknowledge that I am a sinner and I admit that I have sinned against You and that I have broken Your Ten Commandments. I have lied before. I have stolen things before. I have lusted after people and things before. I have dishonored and disobeyed my parents. I have taken Your holy Name in vain. For Jesus Christ’s sake, please have mercy and grace upon my soul and forgive me of all of my sins, my failures, and my faults. As I now believe in Your Holy Son the Lord Jesus Christ. I believe that He suffered, bled, and died on the cross for my sins, was buried and rose again. Lord Jesus, please come into my heart and save my soul and change my life. Fill me with Your Holy Spirit and help me to repent of my sins past. Help me to turn from my old, evil life and follow You in the new life. For it is in Your Name I pray. Amen.
Thank you for listening to this Gospel presentation. If you have decided to trust Jesus Christ as your Saviour after listening to this podcast, please email us at [email protected] and let us know. To find out more about what you need to do after trusting Christ as Savior, visit GospelLightSociety.com and read “What to Do After You Enter Through the Door”.
The tract this podcast is based on is published by Crossway, a non-profit organization whose purpose is to spread God’s Word to the world through the printed page and other media. You can order copies of this tract online at Crossway.org.