Whyte House Family Spoken Nonfiction Books Holiday Edition #29: Just Jesus Part 4

Welcome to the Whyte House Family Spoken Nonfiction Books podcast: Holiday Edition episode #29. Today we are reading chapter 4 of the book “Just JESUS: The Greatest Things Ever Said About the Greatest Man Who Ever Lived” by Daniel Whyte III.

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Christ and Christianity

There are over two billion Christians in the world today. And in some places around the globe, those numbers are growing at an astronomical rate. So, what made the Way to Eternal Life that Jesus Christ taught so powerful? And how could twelve men have spread His message from a house in Jerusalem to the far-flung corners of the world?

Christus… suffered the extreme penalty during the reign of Tiberius at the hands of one of our procurators, Pontius Pilatus. —Cornelius Tacitus, Roman Historian (said to be the first historical reference to Jesus Christ)

No man ever lived like Jesus. He taught the blind to see and the dumb to speak. He died on the cross to save us. He bore our sins. And God says, “Because He did, I can forgive you.” —Billy Graham, Christian evangelist

God had only one Son, and He was a missionary and a physician. —David Livingstone

They gave Him a manger for a cradle, a carpenter’s bench for a pulpit, thorns for a crown, and a cross for a throne. He took them and made them the very glory of his career. —W.E. Orchard

I will place no value on anything I have or may possess except in relation to the Kingdom of Christ. —David Livingstone

As Gregory of Nyssa pictures it, He entered paradise bringing with Him His Bride, Humanity, whom He had just wedded on the cross. —Jean Daniola

All my theology is reduced to this narrow compass—Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners. —Archibald Alexander

Larry King was once asked who he would most want to interview if he could choose anyone from all of history. He said, “Jesus Christ.” The questioner said, “And what would you like to ask Him?” King replied, “I would like to ask Him if He was indeed virgin-born. The answer to that question would define history for me.” —Selected

Above all the grace and the gifts that Christ gives to His beloved is that of overcoming self. —St. Francis of Assisi

God clothed Himself in vile man’s flesh so He might be weak enough to suffer woe. —John Donne

Up Calvary’s mountain, one dreadful morn, Walked Christ my Saviour, weary and worn; Facing for sinners death on the Cross, That He might save them from endless loss. —Avis B. Christiansen

He Who was foretold and foreshadowed by the holy religion of Judea, which was designed to free the universal aspiration of mankind from every impure element, He has come to instruct, to obey, to love, to die, and by dying to save mankind. —Edmond de Pressense

The blood of Jesus Christ can cover a multitude of sins, it seems to me. —Denis Diderot

From time immemorial men have quenched their thirst with water without knowing anything about its chemical constituents. In like manner we do not need to be instructed in all the mysteries of doctrine, but we do need to receive the Living Water which Jesus Christ will give us and which alone can satisfy our souls. —Sadhu Sundar Singh

Indian missionary I commit my soul to the mercy of God, through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I now most solemnly impress upon you the truth and beauty of the Christian religion as it came from Christ Himself, and the impossibility of going far wrong if you humbly but heartily respect it. —Charles Dickens

There is but one love of Jesus, as there is but one person in the poor—Jesus. We take vows of chastity to love Christ with undivided love; to be able to love Him with undivided love we take a vow of poverty which frees us from all material possessions, and with that freedom we can love Him with undivided love, and from this vow of undivided love we surrender ourselves totally to Him in the person who takes his place. —Mother Teresa, Missionary to India

He who alone was free among the dead—because He was free to lay down His life and free to take it up again—was for us both victor and victim…and it is because He was the victim that He was also the victor. —St. Augustine

Jesus cannot be our Saviour unless He is first our Lord. —Hugh C. Burr

We owed a debt we could not pay; and Jesus paid a debt He did not owe. —Joyce Meyer, Christian speaker and author

It seemed to me that Jesus Christ came down the aisle with a cross on His back, and with a crown of thorns on His Head, and with spittle and slime running down his face. ‘What can I do for you?’ He asked. ‘Lord, do for me that which I cannot do for myself,’ I cried. —B. R. Lakin

We believe that the first time we’re born, as children, it’s human life given to us; and when we accept Jesus as our Saviour, it’s a new life. That’s what “born again” means. —Robert L. Turner

Every person is Christ for me, and since there is only one Jesus, that person is the one person in the world at that moment. —Mother Teresa

A man who was completely innocent, offered Himself as a sacrifice for the good of others, including His enemies, and became the ransom of the world. It was a perfect act. —Mahatma Gandhi, Indian political leader

No man can follow Christ and go astray. —William H.P. Faunce

In an unpermissible and unlawful way people have become knowing about Christ, for the only permissible way is to be believing. —Soren Kierkegaard

Belief in the resurrection of Jesus is the motive power of all Christian mankind. From what did this faith spring? From five or six remarkably vivid hallucinations. To think so is just as absurd as to suppose that five or six sparks would make water boil in a huge caldron. —Dimitrii Merezhkovski

I love to hear my Lord spoken of, and wherever I have seen the print of His shoe in the earth, there have I coveted to put mine also. —John Bunyan

The Christian is not one who has gone all the way with Christ. None of us has. The Christian is one who has found the right road. —Charles L. Allen

To become Christ-like is the only thing in the whole world worth caring for, the thing before which every ambition of man is folly and all lower achievement vain. —Henry Drummond

Jesus promised His disciples three things: that they would be entirely fearless, absurdly happy, and that they would get into trouble. —W. Russell Maltby

The men who followed Him were unique in their generation. They turned the world upside down because their hearts had been turned right side up. The world has never been the same. —Billy Graham, Christian evangelist

Jesus loves you and God approves this message. —Church Sign

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Thank you for joining us for this episode of Whyte House Family nonfiction books. You may purchase a copy of this book and any other Christian nonfiction 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.