How to Do Good Deeds, Part 12 (Just Jesus Evangelistic Campaign, Day 476 since Jan. 20, 2017 / Day 843 since Jan. 1, 2016)


TEXT: Matthew 6:5-8

5 And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.

6 But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.

7 But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.

8 Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.

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Jesus’ command to avoid vain repetition when doing the good work of prayer is an important reminder for us today. However, we must be on guard against carrying this command to an extreme. There is nothing wrong with a long prayer. There are some beautiful long prayers in the Bible. Solomon prayed a long public prayer at the dedication of the Temple. Nehemiah and Daniel also have notable, long prayers recorded in the Bible. And all of their prayers were heard by God. So, if you have a lot to pray about, by all means, pray about those things. Just make sure that you are praying sincerely and not engaging in mindless repetition.

Additionally, by this command, Jesus does not intend to discourage perseverance in prayer. That is, praying repeatedly about the same thing at different times until an answer is received. If you are praying for something that is in the will of God, there is nothing wrong with praying about it every day until you receive an answer from Him. Jesus Himself gave us two examples of this kind of persistence in prayer — one, with the widow who kept going to the unjust judge until she received justice in her case; and another, with the man who went to his neighbor’s house even though it was midnight to ask for what he needed.

In telling us not to use “vain repetitions” in our prayers, Jesus’ target is not prayer length or prayer frequency, but prayer motive. Prayer is not a matter of repetition but relationship. Constant repetition in prayer does not change God’s will one way or the other. We cannot manipulate Him like that. When we pray, God looks at our hearts just as much as He listens to our words. Perhaps, even more so. So, when you pray be concerned more about what your heart is saying than you are about the words being said. God understands “groanings which cannot be uttered.”

When Jesus prayed in the Garden of Gethsemane, He emphasized two sentences again and again — “Lord, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.” It was the same or similar words repeated, however, there was more to Jesus’ prayer than just His words. There was the heaviness of His heart and spirit, the mental anguish over what He was about to do, the distress of soul so much so that He sweat great drops of blood. Jesus’ prayer came out of the heart of One who was utterly dependent on the Heavenly Father — not to be seen, not to be praised of men, not to force God’s hand or change God’s will — but to be heard in Heaven.

What do you intend for your prayers to accomplish? Do you want to be heard in Heaven? Do you want answers from God? Then pray sincerely without vain repetition so God can hear and answer your prayers.

John Newton write:

Our Lord, who knows full well
The heart of every saint;
Invites us, by a parable,
To pray and never faint.

He bows His gracious ear,
We never plead in vain;
Yet we must wait, till He appear,
And pray, and pray again.

So let us earnest be,
And never faint in prayer;
He loves our importunity,
And makes our cause His care.

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Now, if you are with us today and you do not know Jesus Christ as your Savior, allow me to show you how you can place your faith and trust in Him for Salvation from sin and Hell.

First, accept the fact that you are a sinner, and that you have broken God’s law. The Bible says in Romans 3:23: “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.”

Second, accept the fact that there is a penalty for sin. The Bible states in Romans 6:23: “For the wages of sin is death…”

Third, 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.” Also, the Bible states 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.”

Now that is bad news, but here’s the good news. 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.” Just believe in your heart that Jesus Christ died for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead by the power of God for you so that you can live eternally with Him. Pray and ask Him to come into your heart today, and He will.

Romans 10:9 & 13 says, “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.”

If you believe that Jesus Christ died on the Cross for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead, and you want to trust Him for your Salvation today, please pray with me this simple prayer: Holy Father God, I realize that I am a sinner and that I have done some bad things in my life. I am sorry for my sins, and today I choose to turn from my sins. For Jesus Christ sake, please forgive me of my sins. I believe with all of my heart that Jesus Christ died for me, was buried, and rose again. I trust Jesus Christ as my Savior and I choose to follow Him as Lord from this day forward. 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.”

If you accepted Jesus Christ as your Savior today, please email me at dw3@gospellightsociety.com and let us know. There is some free material that we want to send you. If you have a prayer request, please e-mail that to us as well, and we will pray for you until you tell us to stop.

God loves you. We love you. And may God bless you.

How to Do Good Deeds, Part 9 (Just Jesus Evangelistic Campaign, Day 468 since Jan. 20, 2017 / Day 835 since Jan. 1, 2016)


TEXT: Matthew 6:5-8

5 And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.

6 But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.

7 But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.

8 Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.

———-

From this passage, we have seen the importance of praying in private and not praying to be seen. Why ought we to be committed to praying in secret with the intent of being seen and heard by God alone? Jesus Christ tells us why in the latter part of verse 6: “But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.”

Now, it seems quite obvious to say that God sees what we are doing in secret. Of course He does. The point for us is: do we really believe that God sees us in secret, and that He is listening to our prayers offered in secret? Secret prayer is a matter of faith. If we are to be consistent and faithful in prayer, we must really believe that God sees us and hears us while we pray.

Another thing we must remember is that we are praying to God who is invisible. Jesus points this out by saying that the Father not only sees us in secret, but that He is “in secret” as well. The Pulpit Commentary states, “The thought here may be partly that to be unseen of men is a help to communion with Him who is also unseen by them, but especially that the manner of our actions ought to resemble that of our Father’s, who is himself unseen and works unseen.”

Many of us become concerned with who sees us carrying out our Christian service — be it praying, preaching, or ministering in some other way. But, we forget that God Himself does not always allow us to see Him or to know what He is doing. If you have been saved long enough, you have probably had an experience when you were worried or concerned about something, and after a while everything was resolved, and you realized that God had been working out your situation even though you could not see or sense that He was doing so. In a way, He was doing as Jesus describes in this verse — He is our Father in secret acting in secret on your behalf.

So, when you go into your secret place to pray — when you go into your closet, or your private place — don’t allow yourself to become discouraged by what may seem like the absence of God. Have faith that He is there with you in your private place of prayer.

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Now, if you are with us today and you do not know Jesus Christ as your Savior, allow me to show you how you can place your faith and trust in Him for Salvation from sin and Hell.

First, accept the fact that you are a sinner, and that you have broken God’s law. The Bible says in Romans 3:23: “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.”

Second, accept the fact that there is a penalty for sin. The Bible states in Romans 6:23: “For the wages of sin is death…”

Third, 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.” Also, the Bible states 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.”

Now that is bad news, but here’s the good news. 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.” Just believe in your heart that Jesus Christ died for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead by the power of God for you so that you can live eternally with Him. Pray and ask Him to come into your heart today, and He will.

Romans 10:9 & 13 says, “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.”

If you believe that Jesus Christ died on the Cross for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead, and you want to trust Him for your Salvation today, please pray with me this simple prayer: Holy Father God, I realize that I am a sinner and that I have done some bad things in my life. I am sorry for my sins, and today I choose to turn from my sins. For Jesus Christ sake, please forgive me of my sins. I believe with all of my heart that Jesus Christ died for me, was buried, and rose again. I trust Jesus Christ as my Savior and I choose to follow Him as Lord from this day forward. 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.”

If you accepted Jesus Christ as your Savior today, please email me at dw3@gospellightsociety.com and let us know. There is some free material that we want to send you. If you have a prayer request, please e-mail that to us as well, and we will pray for you until you tell us to stop.

God loves you. We love you. And may God bless you.

The World’s Darkest Hour, Part 8 (Just Jesus Evangelistic Campaign, Day 454 since Jan. 20, 2017 / Day 821 since Jan. 1, 2016)


Honoring and giving glory to God and Jesus Christ, and remembering their servant Billy Graham by preaching an adaptation of one of his powerful messages.

TEXT: Matthew 26:36-39:

36 Then cometh Jesus with them unto a place called Gethsemane, and saith unto the disciples, Sit ye here, while I go and pray yonder.

37 And he took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be sorrowful and very heavy.

38 Then saith he unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death: tarry ye here, and watch with me.

39 And he went a little farther, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.

———-

Jesus suffered greatly in the process of His crucifixion. First, He suffered tremendous physical pain. He was beaten, spit on, and whipped before being taken to the cross. Then, He suffered tremendous loneliness — not only the loneliness of solitude and abandonment in that hour, but throughout His life on this earth, he experienced the loneliness of sorrow, the loneliness of character, and finally, on the cross, He experienced the loneliness of sin. Third, He experienced tremendous mental anguish. Just the thought of what He had been sent to do prompted great drops of blood to roll like sweat from His brow.

Then, fourth, as we saw last week, Jesus experienced tremendous anguish of soul. The physical pain, the loneliness of its shame, and the mental anguish was nothing compared to the spiritual suffering which Jesus Christ suffered on the cross that day. The Bible says He was “made to be sin for us, who knew no sin.” He had never known sin, but He was made to be sin. How Jesus must have looked ahead with horror. He said, “O God, if it is possible, let this cup pass from me. O God, I don’t want to have to drink this cup. If there is any other way to save men, if there is any other way for the world to be saved, let it be done.” But there was no other way.

When I look at the cross tonight, I see three things.

First, I see the terribleness of sin. I know that I am a sinner. When I look at Christ dying in my place on the cross and realize the things that I have done and that it was my sins that nailed Him there, I must cry out to God, “O God, I am a sinner.”

The second thing I see is the amazing love of God, that “God commended his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” You have rebelled against God, you have sinned against God, you have done things that you know you should not have done. You have helped crucify Jesus. But in spite of it, God loves you.

And on the cross there is written in gigantic letters in neon fire, “God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” There is the love of God. And if you have any doubt concerning the love of God, look at the cross. It was there that He died for us.

Third, in that cross, I find my complete redemption. Christ bowed His head and said, “It is finished.” I cannot add anything to it. I cannot take anything away. If I am ever to get to Heaven, I will have to come to the cross. If I am ever to have my sins forgiven, I will have to come to the cross.

Have you ever been to the cross? Are you sure that you have had an encounter with God at the cross? It doesn’t make any difference where you come from or what your nationality is, what state you live in, how rich or how poor, how educated or uneducated, you have to come to the cross. Jesus said it’s a narrow gate, and the gate is the cross. If you are not sure that you have been there, renouncing your sin and receiving Christ, you come right now. There is no other way. There is only one way of forgiveness and redemption and salvation, and that is the cross of Christ.

If I could tell you another way of salvation that is easier, I would tell you. But, I tell you after studying the Bible for twenty years, there is no other name given among men whereby we must be saved except the name of Jesus. There is no other way of salvation except at the foot of the cross.

Come to the cross today. Come by faith and say, “O God, I have sinned. O God, I am sorry for the things I have done. I am coming by faith to receive thy Son, Jesus Christ. For Jesus Christ sake, please forgive me of my sins. I believe with all of my heart that Jesus Christ died for me, was buried, and rose again. I trust Jesus Christ as my Savior and I choose to follow Him as Lord from this day forward. 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.”

If you accepted Jesus Christ as your Savior today, please email me at dw3@gospellightsociety.com and let us know. There is some free material that we want to send you. If you have a prayer request, please e-mail that to us as well, and we will pray for you until you tell us to stop.

God loves you. We love you. And may God bless you.

Is There An Answer? Part 2 (Just Jesus Evangelistic Campaign, Day 442 since Jan. 20, 2017 / Day 809 since Jan. 1, 2016)


Honoring and giving glory to God and Jesus Christ, and remembering their servant Billy Graham by preaching an adaptation of one of his powerful messages.

TEXT: John 3:1-7:

1 There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews:

2 The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him.

3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

4 Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born?

5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.

———-

Jesus tells us that the answer to the world’s problems is that man must be born again. When Nicodemus heard these words, he asked Jesus, “How can these things be?” Many have asked a similar question when confronted with this answer. When I first heard it, I laughed, as some of you are smiling inside right now, although I knew that human nature needed a transformation.

The necessity of the rebirth was taught by John Wesley and George Whitefield, and it led Britain into a religious revival which almost all historians agree saved that country from a bloody revolution such as France was having at the time. It was Jesus’ words that Whitefield and Wesley used over and over again: “Ye must be born again.” What was meant by that?

When I heard it, I laughed. I said it couldn’t happen. Then one day I said, “I am going to give it a try.” So one night, without emotion — it is not an emotional experience, though it can be — very calmly and very quietly, I said, “All right, God, I am going to give You a try. I am going to do what You said to do. I am going to tell You I am willing. I don’t have the strength, but I am willing to turn from my sins, and I am really ready to open my heart to You.”

When I did that, something happened in my life. I can’t explain it to you, I can’t analyze it, I can’t put it in a test tube. But I will give you one illustration. I come from a part of the country where men look with bias on those who have a different colored skin than they have, and there is discrimination. When I received Christ, I began to look through different eyes at men of different races. The color was gone. I saw them as one of God’s creatures, no matter what color skin or shape of nose he had. The racial prejudice was gone. I began to love instead of being prejudiced.

My life was changed. It didn’t become perfect, and it is not perfect today. But I realized I had a new strength, a new power, and a new dynamic for living that gave me the ability to say “no” to temptations that normally come. I had found a new source of life. It wasn’t the type of religion that gives one a long face and droopy shoulders. It put a smile on my face, it gave me a spring in my step, a joy in my soul, and the happiness and peace I had longed for and looked for. What Jesus did for me, He can do for you. But, you must obey His words, “Ye must be born again.”

If you do not know Jesus Christ as your Savior, allow me to show you how you can place your faith and trust in Him for Salvation from sin and Hell.

First, accept the fact that you are a sinner, and that you have broken God’s law. The Bible says in Romans 3:23: “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.”

Second, accept the fact that there is a penalty for sin. The Bible states in Romans 6:23: “For the wages of sin is death…”

Third, 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.” Also, the Bible states 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.”

Now that is bad news, but here’s the good news. 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.” Just believe in your heart that Jesus Christ died for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead by the power of God for you so that you can live eternally with Him. Pray and ask Him to come into your heart today, and He will.

Romans 10:9 & 13 says, “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.”

If you believe that Jesus Christ died on the Cross for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead, and you want to trust Him for your Salvation today, please pray with me this simple prayer: Holy Father God, I realize that I am a sinner and that I have done some bad things in my life. I am sorry for my sins, and today I choose to turn from my sins. For Jesus Christ sake, please forgive me of my sins. I believe with all of my heart that Jesus Christ died for me, was buried, and rose again. I trust Jesus Christ as my Savior and I choose to follow Him as Lord from this day forward. 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.”

If you accepted Jesus Christ as your Savior today, please email me at dw3@gospellightsociety.com and let us know. There is some free material that we want to send you. If you have a prayer request, please e-mail that to us as well, and we will pray for you until you tell us to stop.

God loves you. We love you. And may God bless you.

Is There An Answer? Part 1 (Just Jesus Evangelistic Campaign, Day 441 since Jan. 20, 2017 / Day 808 since Jan. 1, 2016)


Honoring and giving glory to God and Jesus Christ, and remembering their servant Billy Graham by preaching an adaptation of one of his powerful messages.

TEXT: John 3:1-7:

1 There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews:

2 The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him.

3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

4 Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born?

5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.

———-

Arnold Toynbee, the great British historian, as he observed the great dilemmas of the world, said that only a revival of Christianity could answer the world’s great problems. If this is true, then I say to you today that you and I, as ordinary citizens, had better be about it! It is the only way out of the world’s dilemma. And if the only way for the next generation to survive is through a revival of Christianity, we had better be about it in every way we can.

But there is another reason why we ought to be about it, and that is because you and I have everlasting souls that are accountable to Almighty God. If you are to find peace for the rest of the days of your life, and peace in those last moments before you stand before your Maker, you had better do something about it!

There was a Man who came along two thousand years ago and said: “I have the answer.” He gave to us in the Sermon on the Mount the greatest moral and social document the world has ever known, but we have never been able to live up to it. Oh, we have tried, but we have failed. Why? Because we find no strength within ourselves to live up to it. When you want to do good, you do bad; and there is something that seems to pull you down all the time and makes you do the things you really don’t want to do.

How can we overcome this? What is the answer? This Man who was born a man, but was the God-Man, walking in human flesh, said, “Ye must be born again.” That is a strange statement. He said it to an educated man, to an intellectual. He said it to a great leader. He told Nicodemus: “Ye must be born again.” In other words, He was saying that the answer is a renaissance, a turn-about, a complete change in human nature.

You find lying, cheating, bigotry, greed, hatred, and immorality wherever you go. I dare you to go to any place in the world and not find these things. You can’t! It is a disease of human nature, and the Bible calls it sin. Jesus Christ said that a man must be born again, He must have a change of his nature, He must be transformed in order to overcome this disease of sin. And what’s more? Jesus said that He was the means by which man can be born again.

You say, “Well, that is too simple.” I know it sounds simple, and it also sounds illogical, and it may not be very academic. In fact, that was Nicodemus’ response to Jesus. He said, “How can these things be?” Jesus answered, “Marvel not, Nicodemus, you will never understand it, but ye must be born again.” The Bible promises that if we receive Christ into our hearts as Saviour, Lord, and Master, our lives will be changed and transformed. This transformation is the answer to the world’s problems. It is the answer to your problems. Will you act on this answer today?

If you do not know Jesus Christ as your Savior, allow me to show you how you can place your faith and trust in Him for Salvation from sin and Hell.

First, accept the fact that you are a sinner, and that you have broken God’s law. The Bible says in Romans 3:23: “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.”

Second, accept the fact that there is a penalty for sin. The Bible states in Romans 6:23: “For the wages of sin is death…”

Third, 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.” Also, the Bible states 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.”

Now that is bad news, but here’s the good news. 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.” Just believe in your heart that Jesus Christ died for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead by the power of God for you so that you can live eternally with Him. Pray and ask Him to come into your heart today, and He will.

Romans 10:9 & 13 says, “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.”

If you believe that Jesus Christ died on the Cross for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead, and you want to trust Him for your Salvation today, please pray with me this simple prayer: Holy Father God, I realize that I am a sinner and that I have done some bad things in my life. I am sorry for my sins, and today I choose to turn from my sins. For Jesus Christ sake, please forgive me of my sins. I believe with all of my heart that Jesus Christ died for me, was buried, and rose again. I trust Jesus Christ as my Savior and I choose to follow Him as Lord from this day forward. 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.”

If you accepted Jesus Christ as your Savior today, please email me at dw3@gospellightsociety.com and let us know. There is some free material that we want to send you. If you have a prayer request, please e-mail that to us as well, and we will pray for you until you tell us to stop.

God loves you. We love you. And may God bless you.

The World’s Darkest Hour, Part 6 (Just Jesus Evangelistic Campaign, Day 440 since Jan. 20, 2017 / Day 807 since Jan. 1, 2016)


Honoring and giving glory to God and Jesus Christ, and remembering their servant Billy Graham by preaching an adaptation of one of his powerful messages.

TEXT: Matthew 26:36-39:

36 Then cometh Jesus with them unto a place called Gethsemane, and saith unto the disciples, Sit ye here, while I go and pray yonder.

37 And he took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be sorrowful and very heavy.

38 Then saith he unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death: tarry ye here, and watch with me.

39 And he went a little farther, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.

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Jesus suffered greatly in the process of His crucifixion. First, He suffered tremendous physical pain. He was beaten, spit on, and whipped before being taken to the cross. Then, He suffered tremendous loneliness — not only the loneliness of solitude and abandonment in that hour, but throughout His life on this earth, he experienced the loneliness of sorrow, the loneliness of character, and finally, on the cross, He experienced the loneliness of sin.

The third element in the bitter cup that Jesus had to drink was tremendous mental anguish. Jesus had previously quoted the prophet Isaiah. He knew He had to suffer. He knew something about the affliction of the day of His crucifixion and the night prior to it in the garden. He knew what was going to take place, and, naturally, He was suffering much anguish as He thought about that suffering.

Millions of people around the world are suffering mentally. Millions have psychological problems. Thousands are in mental institutions. Thousands of people today are confused in their minds. I want to tell you that Jesus can touch your mind if you will let Him come in. Many of our mental problems are the result of spiritual separation from God, or the result of idolatry — setting up someone or something else as god. Mental unbalance, many times, is the result of putting other things before God.

Wherever you are, thousands of people are suffering mental anguish. It is not just an American problem. It is a world problem. It is the problem on Cyprus, it is the problem in the Middle East, it is the problem in New York, it is the problem in Chicago, it is the problem in the Far East, it is the problem in India. Thousands of people are searching their souls. Their minds are tortured and bewildered, wondering what is the right thing to do in a complicated situation.

I tell you Christ, is the answer. Come to Christ. Come to the foot of the cross and let Him touch your mind and your heart. Let Him relax your soul. Only when Christ touches the minds of men will we have love for our fellow man, as love knows no bounds, and we shall love our neighbours as ourselves. Would to God that all of us could come to the cross and see in Christ a solution to all the problems that bewilder us and confuse us. Mental anguish may not be your problem right now. There may be some other problem in your life, but you still need Jesus. You need Christ. The country needs Christ. The world needs Christ.

If you do not know Jesus Christ as your Savior, allow me to show you how you can place your faith and trust in Him for Salvation from sin and Hell.

First, accept the fact that you are a sinner, and that you have broken God’s law. The Bible says in Romans 3:23: “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.”

Second, accept the fact that there is a penalty for sin. The Bible states in Romans 6:23: “For the wages of sin is death…”

Third, 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.” Also, the Bible states 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.”

Now that is bad news, but here’s the good news. 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.” Just believe in your heart that Jesus Christ died for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead by the power of God for you so that you can live eternally with Him. Pray and ask Him to come into your heart today, and He will.

Romans 10:9 & 13 says, “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.”

If you believe that Jesus Christ died on the Cross for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead, and you want to trust Him for your Salvation today, please pray with me this simple prayer: Holy Father God, I realize that I am a sinner and that I have done some bad things in my life. I am sorry for my sins, and today I choose to turn from my sins. For Jesus Christ sake, please forgive me of my sins. I believe with all of my heart that Jesus Christ died for me, was buried, and rose again. I trust Jesus Christ as my Savior and I choose to follow Him as Lord from this day forward. 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.”

If you accepted Jesus Christ as your Savior today, please email me at dw3@gospellightsociety.com and let us know. There is some free material that we want to send you. If you have a prayer request, please e-mail that to us as well, and we will pray for you until you tell us to stop.

God loves you. We love you. And may God bless you.

The World’s Darkest Hour, Part 4 (Just Jesus Evangelistic Campaign, Day 426 since Jan. 20, 2017 / Day 793 since Jan. 1, 2016)


Honoring and remembering God, Jesus Christ, and their servant Billy Graham by preaching an adaptation of one of his powerful messages.

TEXT: Matthew 26:36-39:

36 Then cometh Jesus with them unto a place called Gethsemane, and saith unto the disciples, Sit ye here, while I go and pray yonder.

37 And he took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be sorrowful and very heavy.

38 Then saith he unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death: tarry ye here, and watch with me.

39 And he went a little farther, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.

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The night before He died, Jesus was on His knees before God saying, “O God, if it is possible to save Billy Graham, if it is possible to save Jim Jones, if it is possible to save men and women some other way without me having to endure that pain, O God, find it.” But there was no other way for Jesus to save us. So, as we talked about last week, He endured the suffering of flogging, scourging, humiliation, and crucifixion.

But there was another suffering that Jesus went through that night — the suffering of loneliness. Jesus went to the cross alone. No one else could go with Him. He was the Son of God. He was the only one in the universe who could bear all of our sins. He was the Paschal Lamb that Passover season, and the lamb had to be without blemish. He was the Paschal Lamb being slain from the foundation of the world for our sins. He alone had, in His body and His soul, the capacity to bear our sins.

You see, we had sinned against God. We had rebelled against God, and we deserve death, judgment, and hell. But Jesus said, “I will take the judgment, I will take the hell, and I will take the suffering.” He went to that cross alone because only He could be offered as a sacrifice that would be pleasing to God and would reconcile God and man together. So He endured it alone.

Judas was betraying Him for thirty pieces of silver. But you also have betrayed Him today. The lie you told betrayed Jesus, the lustful thoughts that you have, the immoral deed that you did, the cheating that you did in business. How many times we have betrayed Him! We were a part of that betrayal and are just as guilty as Judas. And we will go to the same place that Judas went unless we repent of our sins and come to Jesus Christ and ask Him to forgive us.

Jesus died alone. The disciples forsook Him, and Peter denied Him. There He is, alone and hanging on the cross for our sins. There are many types of loneliness. There is the loneliness of solitude. The explorer Admiral Richard Byrd wrote about how he spent five months in the loneliness and darkness of the South Pole. The Olympian and World War II soldier Louis Zamperini spent thirty-five days alone on a life raft in loneliness, not knowing at any moment when he might be pulled down by a shark or when a Japanese plane would come and machine-gun him. Loneliness.

There is also the loneliness of society. You can be among people and around people and still feel alone because you know no one and no one knows you. You have no one to love and care for and no one to love and care for you. You never receive a letter. You never hear a word of encouragement. You never know the handclasp of a friend. There are wealthy leaders in our society whose money has bought everything but happiness and joy. Or there is the country girl in New York or Los Angeles who is seeking fame and fortune in the big city and has been disillusioned and disappointed, and now she is lonely. Even in a crowd, there is loneliness, and some of you living in the midst of a big city are very lonely. There is an emptiness in your heart.

I want to tell you something. You give your life to Christ tonight and He can become your friend, even closer than a brother. He can be with you in your loneliness because He took the ultimate loneliness on Himself when He suffered on the cross. A lady who gave her life to Christ some time ago said, “I’ve been crippled for five years with arthritis, and I have suffered. What a terrible suffering I have had.” Then she added, “I have spent many a day alone, but never a lonely day.” Give your life to Christ, and you need never have a lonely day. Jesus knows what it means to suffer, and in His suffering He understands your suffering. He can come and put His hand on your shoulder and comfort you, and be there by your side during those lonely hours of suffering. Most importantly, He can save you from eternal suffering.

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Now, if you are with us today and you do not know Jesus Christ as your Savior, allow me to show you how you can place your faith and trust in Him for Salvation from sin and Hell.

First, accept the fact that you are a sinner, and that you have broken God’s law. The Bible says in Romans 3:23: “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.”

Second, accept the fact that there is a penalty for sin. The Bible states in Romans 6:23: “For the wages of sin is death…”

Third, 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.” Also, the Bible states 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.”

Now that is bad news, but here’s the good news. 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.” Just believe in your heart that Jesus Christ died for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead by the power of God for you so that you can live eternally with Him. Pray and ask Him to come into your heart today, and He will.

Romans 10:9 & 13 says, “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.”

If you believe that Jesus Christ died on the Cross for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead, and you want to trust Him for your Salvation today, please pray with me this simple prayer: Holy Father God, I realize that I am a sinner and that I have done some bad things in my life. I am sorry for my sins, and today I choose to turn from my sins. For Jesus Christ sake, please forgive me of my sins. I believe with all of my heart that Jesus Christ died for me, was buried, and rose again. I trust Jesus Christ as my Savior and I choose to follow Him as Lord from this day forward. 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.”

If you accepted Jesus Christ as your Savior today, please email me at dw3@gospellightsociety.com and let us know. There is some free material that we want to send you. If you have a prayer request, please e-mail that to us as well, and we will pray for you until you tell us to stop.

God loves you. We love you. And may God bless you.

Here Comes the Crucified King, Part 2 (Holy Week 2018, Black Saturday)

(Just Jesus Evangelistic Campaign, Day 418 since Jan. 20, 2017 / Day 785 since Jan. 1, 2016)


TEXT: Matthew 27:35-54

35 And they crucified him, and parted his garments, casting lots: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, They parted my garments among them, and upon my vesture did they cast lots.

36 And sitting down they watched him there;

37 And set up over his head his accusation written, THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS.

38 Then were there two thieves crucified with him, one on the right hand, and another on the left.

39 And they that passed by reviled him, wagging their heads,

40 And saying, Thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three days, save thyself. If thou be the Son of God, come down from the cross.

41 Likewise also the chief priests mocking him, with the scribes and elders, said,

42 He saved others; himself he cannot save. If he be the King of Israel, let him now come down from the cross, and we will believe him.

43 He trusted in God; let him deliver him now, if he will have him: for he said, I am the Son of God.

44 The thieves also, which were crucified with him, cast the same in his teeth.

45 Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land unto the ninth hour.

46 And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?

47 Some of them that stood there, when they heard that, said, This man calleth for Elias.

48 And straightway one of them ran, and took a spunge, and filled it with vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him to drink.

49 The rest said, Let be, let us see whether Elias will come to save him.

50 Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost.

51 And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent;

52 And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose,

53 And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many.

54 Now when the centurion, and they that were with him, watching Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things that were done, they feared greatly, saying, Truly this was the Son of God.

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On Saturday of Holy Week, Jesus was in the tomb, and His followers had to deal with His absence and the dramatic events of His death. This day is also known as Holy Saturday, Holy and Great Saturday, the Great Sabbath, Black Saturday, Joyous Saturday, or Easter Eve. On this day, Jesus’ body “rested” in the tomb, but many believe, based upon passages in First Peter 3-4 and Ephesians 4, that His spirit went down to Hell or “Hades” and preached to those Old Testament spirits imprisoned there, declaring the good news of His triumph over sin and death, and subsequently bringing those who believed to Paradise with Him.

However, during the process of His death, three seemingly minor events occurred that foreshadow the major consequences of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ for believers and all people.

On yesterday, we talked about the Torn Veil. The tearing of the veil at Jesus’ death indicated that the barrier between God and man was no longer in place. Jesus had done what He came to do — make it possible for fellowship to be restored between sinful man and Holy God.

Second, notice the Open Graves. Verses 52-53 read, “And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose, And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many.” This Good Friday event is not talked about much, but it is a vivid and compelling illustration of Jesus’ resurrection power. Jesus said, “I am the resurrection and the life.” When He defeated death, He also freed Old Testament saints from death and many of them returned to life, foreshadowing that day in the future when “the dead in Christ” shall be raised to join the risen Savior and King in Heaven. We don’t have to wait to see if Jesus can raise us from the dead; He has already raised many others.

Third, notice the Roman Centurion’s shocking statement. Verse 54 reads, “When the centurion, and they that were with him, watching Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things that were done, they feared greatly, saying, Truly this was the Son of God.” No one lived like Jesus, and no one died like Jesus. His death was so unique that it moved a hardened Roman Centurion, who had likely put dozens of people to death by crucifixion, to testify that Jesus must have been “the Son of God.” One day, there will be universal acclamation that Jesus Christ is both Lord and God. Philippians 2:10-11 says, “At the name of Jesus every knee shall bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; and every tongue shall confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” One day, whether you believe or not, you will say, “Surely, this is the Son of God. Surely, this is the Lord. Surely, this is God.”

Wise souls will admit even now that Jesus is the Son of God and will decide to make Him Lord and to follow Him from this day forward. I hope you will make that decision today so that you can experience fellowship with God now, resurrection in the future, and eternal life. That is why He came into the world and died on the Cross. John 3:16 says, “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.” Believe in your heart that Jesus Christ died for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead by the power of God for you so that you can live eternally with Him. Pray and ask Him to come into your heart today, and He will.

Romans 10:9 & 13 says, “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.”

If you believe that Jesus Christ died on the Cross for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead, and you want to trust Him for your Salvation today, please pray with me this simple prayer: Holy Father God, I realize that I am a sinner and that I have done some bad things in my life. I am sorry for my sins, and today I choose to turn from my sins. For Jesus Christ sake, please forgive me of my sins. I believe with all of my heart that Jesus Christ died for me, was buried, and rose again. I trust Jesus Christ as my Savior and I choose to follow Him as Lord from this day forward. 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.”

If you accepted Jesus Christ as your Savior today, please email me at dw3@gospellightsociety.com and let us know. There is some free material that we want to send you. If you have a prayer request, please e-mail that to us as well, and we will pray for you until you tell us to stop.

God loves you. We love you. And may God bless you.

Here Comes the Crucified King, Part 1 (Holy Week 2018, Good Friday)

(Just Jesus Evangelistic Campaign, Day 417 since Jan. 20, 2017 / Day 784 since Jan. 1, 2016)


TEXT: Matthew 27:35-54

35 And they crucified him, and parted his garments, casting lots: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, They parted my garments among them, and upon my vesture did they cast lots.

36 And sitting down they watched him there;

37 And set up over his head his accusation written, THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS.

38 Then were there two thieves crucified with him, one on the right hand, and another on the left.

39 And they that passed by reviled him, wagging their heads,

40 And saying, Thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three days, save thyself. If thou be the Son of God, come down from the cross.

41 Likewise also the chief priests mocking him, with the scribes and elders, said,

42 He saved others; himself he cannot save. If he be the King of Israel, let him now come down from the cross, and we will believe him.

43 He trusted in God; let him deliver him now, if he will have him: for he said, I am the Son of God.

44 The thieves also, which were crucified with him, cast the same in his teeth.

45 Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land unto the ninth hour.

46 And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?

47 Some of them that stood there, when they heard that, said, This man calleth for Elias.

48 And straightway one of them ran, and took a spunge, and filled it with vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him to drink.

49 The rest said, Let be, let us see whether Elias will come to save him.

50 Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost.

51 And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent;

52 And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose,

53 And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many.

54 Now when the centurion, and they that were with him, watching Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things that were done, they feared greatly, saying, Truly this was the Son of God.

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Today, on Good Friday, we remember and celebrate the death of Jesus Christ. It is one of the most important days in history, second-only to the day of Jesus’ resurrection. Allow me to recap the events of Holy Week leading up to the passage that we just read.

EVENTS OF HOLY WEEK

– On Sunday, two disciples borrow a colt and Jesus makes His Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem. Here comes the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

– On Monday, Jesus cleanses the Temple. Here comes the compassionate judge.

– On Tuesday, Jesus curses the fig tree, teaches in the Temple again, and delivers the Olivet Discourse.

– On Wednesday, Judas agrees to betray Jesus.

– On Thursday, the upper room is prepared and Jesus and His disciples hold the Last Supper there. Afterwards, Judas leaves, and Jesus and the 11 disciples go to the Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus prays regarding the upcoming crucifixion. Late that night, Jesus is arrested. Here come the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.

– In the wee hours of Friday morning, Jesus is put on trial three times before Jewish officials. The disciples flee and Peter denies Jesus three times before the rooster crows. Judas tries to return the 30 pieces of silver, and then commits suicide. Then, Jesus is taken before Roman authorities, Pilate and Herod, where he stands trial three times. Jesus is scourged. Pilate, submitting to demands from the Jewish crowd whom the religious leaders have turned against Jesus, hands Jesus over to be crucified. Jesus carries His cross to Golgotha, where He commits His spirit unto the Father and gives up the ghost. He is later buried by Joseph and Nicodemus.

You know this story very well, and it is one that we never tire of hearing. Today, I want to speak to you from the shadow of the cross. During the hours that Jesus was lifted up from the earth, three things happened that are significant to us today. These seemingly minor events are not dealt with at length in Scripture — they are just mentioned in a matter of fact way — but they foreshadow the major consequences of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ for believers and all people.

First, notice the Torn Veil. Verse 51 of our passage reads, “And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom.” Now, some during that time might have attributed the tearing of the veil to the great earthquake that shook Jerusalem during that time. But, since Old Testament times, the veil between the Holy of Holies and the rest of the Temple — yea, the rest of the world — had stood as a literal and figurative symbol of the barrier between God and man. The tearing of the veil at Jesus’ death indicated that this barrier was no longer in place. Jesus had done what He came to do — make it possible for fellowship to be restored between sinful man and Holy God. Colossians 1:21 says, “Having made peace through the blood of his cross… you that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled.” You and I are saved and are able to communicate with God freely because, by Jesus’ death, the veil, the barrier was torn down.

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John 3:16 says, “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.” Believe in your heart that Jesus Christ died for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead by the power of God for you so that you can live eternally with Him. Pray and ask Him to come into your heart today, and He will.

Romans 10:9 & 13 says, “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.”

If you believe that Jesus Christ died on the Cross for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead, and you want to trust Him for your Salvation today, please pray with me this simple prayer: Holy Father God, I realize that I am a sinner and that I have done some bad things in my life. I am sorry for my sins, and today I choose to turn from my sins. For Jesus Christ sake, please forgive me of my sins. I believe with all of my heart that Jesus Christ died for me, was buried, and rose again. I trust Jesus Christ as my Savior and I choose to follow Him as Lord from this day forward. 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.”

Here Comes the Lamb of God Who Taketh Away the Sin of the World (Holy Week 2018, Thursday)

(Just Jesus Evangelistic Campaign, Day 416 since Jan. 20, 2017 / Day 783 since Jan. 1, 2016)


TEXT: John 12:1-11

1 Then Jesus six days before the passover came to Bethany, where Lazarus was, which had been dead, whom he raised from the dead.

2 There they made him a supper; and Martha served: but Lazarus was one of them that sat at the table with him.

3 Then took Mary a pound of ointment of spikenard, very costly, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair: and the house was filled with the odour of the ointment.

4 Then saith one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, which should betray him,

5 Why was not this ointment sold for three hundred pence, and given to the poor?

6 This he said, not that he cared for the poor; but because he was a thief, and had the bag, and bare what was put therein.

7 Then said Jesus, Let her alone: against the day of my burying hath she kept this.

8 For the poor always ye have with you; but me ye have not always.

9 Much people of the Jews therefore knew that he was there: and they came not for Jesus’ sake only, but that they might see Lazarus also, whom he had raised from the dead.

10 But the chief priests consulted that they might put Lazarus also to death;

11 Because that by reason of him many of the Jews went away, and believed on Jesus.

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John 3:16 says, “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.” Believe in your heart that Jesus Christ died for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead by the power of God for you so that you can live eternally with Him. Pray and ask Him to come into your heart today, and He will.

Romans 10:9 & 13 says, “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.”

If you believe that Jesus Christ died on the Cross for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead, and you want to trust Him for your Salvation today, please pray with me this simple prayer: Holy Father God, I realize that I am a sinner and that I have done some bad things in my life. I am sorry for my sins, and today I choose to turn from my sins. For Jesus Christ sake, please forgive me of my sins. I believe with all of my heart that Jesus Christ died for me, was buried, and rose again. I trust Jesus Christ as my Savior and I choose to follow Him as Lord from this day forward. 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.”

If you accepted Jesus Christ as your Savior today, please email me at dw3@gospellightsociety.com and let us know. There is some free material that we want to send you. If you have a prayer request, please e-mail that to us as well, and we will pray for you until you tell us to stop.

God loves you. We love you. And may God bless you.