Welcome to the Whyte House Family Spoken Novels podcast episode #119. Today we are reading chapter 11 of the novel “…And Family Drama Just Won’t Stop III” by Daniel Whyte III with Meriqua Whyte.
“So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.” – John 8:7
A few minutes before Sunday services began, the deacons gathered in Jonathan’s office where they prayed for the services and especially for Pastor Kirby.
“This is the plan,” Jonathan said. “I’ll preach a short sermon, then as soon as I give the final Amen, you will all escort Pastor Kirby to the podium. I’ve decided that rather than leave him on the podium by himself, we’ll stand with him to support and encourage him, and protect him from any haters in the crowd. It’s a tough time for him. Are you all with me on that?”
The deacons nodded their heads.
Both the auditorium and overflow rooms were packed. Jonathan preached from John 8:3-11 focusing on the words: “He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her” and “neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.” He said, “Jesus Christ, the perfect Son of God, had every right to condemn the woman taken in adultery, but He, being a merciful Savior, forgave her of her sin setting an example for us,” Jonathan said. “Before we point a condemning finger at the sins of others, let us examine ourselves. Let us first point that condemning finger at ourselves and plead for God’s mercy. We should all join the Psalmist David and cry out to God: ‘Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: and see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.’
“Many of us as Christians have a wrong view of ourselves. We think we don’t have any sin. It is always the other person’s sin that is so vile, so repugnant—but not our sin. But we must begin to see ourselves as God sees us — as people with wicked hearts. The Bible says there is nothing good within us. All our righteousness are as filthy rags in God’s sight.
“I challenge you to search your own heart, to examine your own heart, and fall on your knees before our holy and merciful Father confessing your sins, and seeking His forgiveness so we can be in right standing with Him. The altar is open for prayer.”
“That was nice of Monica to check up on Sandy,” Cam said as they made their way to the Wharton Hills Baptist Church where they had been attending.
“Yes. She’s as sweet as can be,” Mitzie said.
Cam pulled up before the main entrance leading into the auditorium.
“Aren’t you going to park?” Mitzie asked.
“No need to. You two go on ahead. I’ll be visiting Ninth Street Baptist this morning.”
“Cam, please stay away from there. You know this is a tough time for them. Why can’t you be content just praying for Pastor Kirby and the church?” Mitzie pleaded.
“I like to complete things,” Cam said.
Mitzie and Sandy watched him drive off the property. “I just hope he does not do anything he’ll regret,” Mitzie said.
Thank you for joining us for this episode of Whyte House Family stories. You may purchase a copy of this novel and any other Christian fiction books read on this podcast from Amazon.com.
Now, dear listener, please know that God—the divine Author of all things—wants to write a great story with your life as well. But first you must give Him the pen by trusting Him with the life He gave you and surrendering your heart to Jesus Christ as Savior. Here is how:
1. Accept the fact that you are a sinner, and that you have broken God’s law. The Bible says in Ecclesiastes 7:20: “For there is not a just man upon earth that doeth good, and sinneth not.” Romans 3:23 reads: “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.”
2. Accept the fact that there is a penalty for sin. The Bible states in Romans 6:23: “For the wages of sin is death…”
3. Accept the fact that you are on the road to hell. Jesus Christ said in Matthew 10:28: “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” The Bible says in Revelation 21:8: “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”
4. Accept the fact that you cannot do anything to save yourself! The Bible states in Ephesians 2: 8, 9: “For by grace are ye saved through faith: and that not of yourselves: it is a gift of God. Not of works, lest any man should boast.”
5. Accept the fact that God loves you more than you love yourself, and that He wants to save you from hell. Jesus Christ said 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.”
6. With these facts in mind, please repent of your sins, believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and pray and ask Him to come into your heart and save you this very moment. The Bible states in the book of Romans 10:9, 13: “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.”
“For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
Dear friend, if you are willing to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation, please pray with me this simple prayer: Heavenly Father, I realize that I am a sinner and that I have done some bad things in my life. For Jesus Christ sake, please forgive me of my sins. I now believe with all of my heart that Jesus Christ died for me, was buried, and rose again. Lord Jesus, please come into my heart and save my soul and change my life today. Amen.
If you believed in your heart that Jesus Christ died on the cross, was buried, and rose again, allow me to say, congratulations on doing the most important thing in life and that is accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour! For more information to help you grow in your newfound faith in Christ, go to Gospel Light Society.com and read “What To Do After You Enter Through the Door”. Jesus Christ said in John 10:9, “I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.”
May God bless you until next time.