Are You Content? (GLMX #469)
This is the “chief of sinners,” Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International, with the Gospel Light Minute X Podcast #469 titled, “Are You Content?” 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.
ARE YOU CONTENT WITH WHERE YOU ARE?
We live fast lives, always racing to get things done before deadlines. Meanwhile we are all aware of our final deadline: death itself.
Did you know that the Bible has a simple message about death? Summarized, the Bible says that though all humans are sinners, God loved us so much that He gave Himself, through His Son, to save us. This is the message of 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.”
WHAT MUST WE BE SAVED FROM?
From sin! Sin is our rebellion towards God; the God who created us. From birth we are unholy and unworthy of God because of our natural rebellion towards Him. Romans 3:23 states: “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;” This verse is a short but concise summary of our human fallen nature.
But what does sin lead to? The answer is found in Romans 6:23, where it says: “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” This explicitly states that because of our sin, we must be given the payment of death. In the same way an employee is paid for his work, we too are paid for our sins. Are you content with your standing before God?
THE BIBLE DOES NOT ONLY CONDEMN, IT ALSO TELLS US WHAT IT TAKES TO BE SAVED!
God’s provision of salvation was an extraordinary feat, which can be found in detail in the Bible. Summarized it is this: Romans 5:8 says, “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us”. It took Jesus Christ, the Son of God, to die in our place to take our sins from us. These sins could never be repaid on our own, but Christ died and returned from the dead to save us from eternal separation from God.
And what is our response to this? How are we saved? Ephesians 2:8-9 explains it briefly and simply: “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.” To have faith is to believe. Grace is an undeserved gift given. Those who have faith that Christ died for their sins will receive the gracious gift of salvation. It is given freely, there is no work on our part but to receive it.
THIS IS THE SIMPLE MESSAGE OF THE GOSPEL.
If you wish to know more, I urge you to read the Gospels—the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. There you will find the full story of Jesus.
God allowed the death and resurrection of His Son to happen so that humans, who were previously separated from Him, could be brought back into their relationship with Him. God did this because He loves us.
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”.
The tract this podcast is based on is written by John Jones and published by Moments With The Book, 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 MWTB.org.