This is the “chief of sinners,” Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International, with the Gospel Light Minute X Podcast #387 titled, “Stop Searching for Love in All the Wrong Places for Love Has Been Found” 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.
Psychologists have long known that every person has two great longings and inward needs. The first is to be loved, and the second is to love. But when pressures and heartaches come into our lives, many give up any hope of ever finding love.
The tragedy is that we often look in the wrong places to fill this deep need and longing. Some substitute lust for love. Others pursue material things or superficial relationships—all in the futile attempt to fill a God-shaped vacuum in the human heart. But there is good news! There is a love worth finding and a love worth sharing. 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”. On the cross of Christ, God’s mighty love was revealed and offered unconditionally to all who would be saved.
Do you long to know this mighty love? Then I need to ask you the most important question you’ll ever be asked: Do you know beyond a shadow of a doubt that God loves you, that your sins are forgiven, and that you are saved and on your way to Heaven?
The great news is, you can know! Let me share with you how to discover the greatest love worth finding.
Admit Your Sin. First, you must admit that you are a sinner. The Bible says in Romans 3:10, 23, “There is none righteous, no, not one:. . . . For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;”.
It is our sin that separates us from God and from fulfilling our deepest needs and longings. Sin is an offense against God that carries a serious penalty. According to Romans 6:23, “…the wages of sin is death [eternal separation from the love and mercy of God].”
Abandon Your Efforts. Second, you must abandon any efforts to save yourself. If we could save ourselves, Jesus’s death would have been unnecessary!
Even “getting religion” cannot get you to Heaven. The Bible says it is “Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy…” that we are saved. Salvation is by God’s grace, “not of works, lest any man should boast”.
Acknowledge Christ’s Payment. What you cannot do for yourself, Jesus Christ has done for you! 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”. Jesus died on the cross for you and then rose from the dead to prove that His payment was acceptable to God. But you must acknowledge and believe this fact. Acts 16:31 says, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved”.
Accept Christ as your Savior. Salvation is God’s gift to you. Romans 6:23 states “…the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord”. When someone offers you a priceless gift, the wisest thing you can do is accept it!
This very moment, you can receive Christ’s love gift of salvation to you by sincerely praying this simple prayer from your heart, believing on the Lord Jesus Christ, Who suffered, bled, and died on the cross for your sins and mine, was buried and rose again on the third day by the power of God.
So dear friend, if you believe in your heart that Jesus Christ died on the cross for your sins in your place and rose on the third day from the dead and you are willing to trust Jesus Christ with all of your heart so you can go to Heaven when you die and avoid going to Hell, experiencing the love, mercy, and grace of God, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Adrian Rogers and 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.