The Return of the Prodigal (GLMX #477)
This is the “chief of sinners,” Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International, with the Gospel Light Minute X Podcast #477 titled, “The Return of the Prodigal” 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.
The world we live in is confused. Culture says there is no truth. To many, this means there is no God. Others have adopted the belief that God is dead, or have attempted to redefine God according to their preferences.
But the idea that there is no universal truth has never really resonated with the deepest parts of our being. We look at nature, we look at creation, we look at our own journey, and we know there is deeper truth. Each one of us searches for meaning. We long for truth.
The message of Jesus Christ tells us there is truth. It tells us truth applies to everyone. The existence of God, the creation of man, man’s desperate need and search for redemption, and our ability to now find peace with God are universal truths. The Bible has been pointing to Truth for centuries. It tells the story of Jesus and reveals that He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. In the Bible we are shown the way to eternal life.
Because of the sinless life and sacrificial death of Jesus Christ, we can now be reconciled to our Creator and Heavenly Father. We can know we are loved beyond anything we can imagine. We don’t earn His love—we receive it, and absolutely nothing can separate us from His love. We can now realize we are loved as we are and not as we wish we were. When we trust in Jesus Christ, our sins are no longer counted against us. We are adopted and received into His family. We now have a Father. The Bible tells us blessed is the person whose sins are forgiven. We are free.
Reconciling a lost world to Himself has been the work of our Heavenly Father since the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The apostles were told to go into all the world to make disciples, baptize believers, and teach the ways of God. Each one of us needs to hear this truth—that God has reconciled all things to Himself because of what Jesus Christ did on the cross. This news of forgiveness—that we can now be reconciled to God through faith in Jesus Christ—changes everything. It sets us free.
It’s time for you to be reconciled to God. It’s time for you to believe in your heart and confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord.
The Bible says in John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
The Bible says in Romans 8:32, “He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?”
The Bible says in Romans 8:37-39, “Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Romans 5:9-11 states, “Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life. And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.”
Romans 4:7-8 says, “Saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered. Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin.”
The Bible states in Romans 10:9, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”
If you do not know the Lord Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour in the free pardon of your sins. Allow me to show you how you can place your faith and trust in Jesus Christ for your souls salvation from the power of sin and from the punishment of sin in that awful place called Hell. 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”.
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