This is the “chief of sinners,” Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International, with the Gospel Light Minute X Podcast #355 titled, “You’re Cordially Invited to Heaven R.S.V.P.” 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.
You are cordially invited to join the family of God and to enjoy all its benefits for now and eternity. R.S.V.P.
Did you know that God has already sent a special invitation to you? He doesn’t require that you dress up to approach Him or turn over a new leaf to impress Him. You can come just as you are. Yet this is the most important invitation you will ever receive.
The Bible gives God’s open invitation in Isaiah 55:6: “Seek ye the Lord while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near”. In Matthew 11:28, Jesus Himself invites you, saying: “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest”.
Are you afraid to come to Him, fearful that you won’t measure up? The truth is, He already knows each of us inside and out—our strengths and potential, our fears and weaknesses. He also knows all the things that we would like to hide from Him…and from the rest of the world! Yet God, Who is totally pure and holy and Who hates our sins, still loves us. He wants us to turn in belief to Him “from darkness to light… that [we] may receive forgiveness of sins”. Jesus said in John 8:12, “…I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life”.
To make forgiveness possible while still meeting the demands of justice, God’s perfect Son, Jesus Christ, died in our place. We no longer have to suffer the punishment we deserve for our sins. Instead, Jesus promises in John 5:24 that “…He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.”, From sin’s darkness to God’s eternal light!
God invites you to enjoy new life in His family, beginning the moment you trust Him as your Savior: The Bible says in John 1:12 “But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name”. Will you receive Him into your life now—or will you risk missing all He offers you for eternity?
God is inviting you. How will you respond?
If you are willing to trust Jesus Christ with all of your heart so you can go to Heaven, 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 Ted Griffin 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.