How to Face the Inevitable — Your Death (Gospel Light Minute X #395)

This is the “chief of sinners,” Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International, with the Gospel Light Minute X Podcast #395 titled, “How to Face the Inevitable –Your Death” 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.

I have found that one can tell how a person values life by his estimation of death. I once talked with a man who had never given serious thought to death until it was discovered that he had cancer. “Immediately my entire world changed,” he said. “The things I valued most became worthless, and the things that I thought were of little value are now the most important things in the world to me.”

GETTING READY FOR ETERNITY

Physical life is a possession that we all cling to, and yet we know we must all sooner or later bow to death. It enters the home of the rich as boldly as it enters the apartment in the projects. It brings down the final curtain as swiftly on the famous as it does on the unknown. Before this year ends, many people listening to this podcast will keep their appointment with death.

There are many who say, “I believe in life after death, but I’m not concerned about crossing that bridge until I get to it.” How strange that people should spend years preparing for retirement and not take so much as five minutes to prepare to meet God Continue reading “How to Face the Inevitable — Your Death (Gospel Light Minute X #395)”

How a Key Principle of Karate Helps You Understand Getting Your Soul Saved From Hell Through Jesus Christ (Gospel Light Minute X #389)

This is the “chief of sinners,” Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International, with the Gospel Light Minute X Podcast #389 titled, “How a Key Principle of Karate Helps You Understand Getting Your Soul Saved From Hell Through Jesus Christ.” 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.

Most people are familiar with Karate, a martial arts form of self-defense. Its origin dates back many centuries ago, when Chinese monks developed Kung Fu. In the 1600s, this system of self-defense was imported to the tiny island nation of Okinawa. Under the dominion of the Japanese Samurai, all weapons were banned to keep the people of Okinawa in subjection. For protection from their oppressors, the native people learned to use their farm tools as weapons, and over time perfected Chinese boxing into its present form we know as Karate.

The creed of all true Karate practitioners is this: I come to you with only karate, empty hands. I have no weapons, but should I be forced to defend myself, my principles, or my honor, be it a matter of life or death, right or wrong, then here are my weapons, karate, my empty hands.

This  reminds me of the way of salvation through the Gospel of Jesus Christ. You see, the word “karate” literally means ‘empty hands’. The way of Karate (Karate-do[doe]) is the way for salvation. Continue reading “How a Key Principle of Karate Helps You Understand Getting Your Soul Saved From Hell Through Jesus Christ (Gospel Light Minute X #389)”

How to Get Your Life Changed Today (Gospel Light Minute X #365)

This is the “chief of sinners,” Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International, with the Gospel Light Minute X Podcast #365 titled, “How to Get Your Life Changed Today.” 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.

…with a phone call in the middle of the night, a letter, a fall, an accident, or a sudden “chance” meeting. You can be comfortable in your lifestyle, whatever it may be, one minute and the very next minute your whole life can be changed forever, for the better or the worse.

You can be poor and struggling one minute and win a million dollars in a contest the next minute. Wouldn’t THAT be a nice change! Or you could just be going about your every day routine at home or work one minute and drop dead of a heart attack or a massive stroke the next minute. Now THAT would really be a change!

But, would it be a change for the better or for the worse for you? Continue reading “How to Get Your Life Changed Today (Gospel Light Minute X #365)”

The Richness & Poorness of Jesus Christ (Part 3)

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100 Days of Preaching the Gospel #72 | with Daniel Whyte III

SCRIPTURE: Philippians 2:5-8 reads, “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.”

In the first sermon of this three-part series, we talked about the great richness of Jesus Christ. We saw that:

1. Jesus was RICH IN POSSESSIONS.
2. Jesus was RICH IN POSITION.
3. Jesus was RICH IN HIS PERSON.
4. Jesus was RICH IN POWER.
5. Jesus was RICH IN PRAISE.
6. Jesus was RICH IN LOVE.

On yesterday, we talked about the poorness of Jesus Christ. We saw that:

1. Jesus BECAME POOR IN POSSESSIONS.
2. Jesus BECAME POOR IN GLORY.
3. Jesus BECAME POOR IN PRAISE.
4. Jesus BECAME POOR IN PERSON.
5. Jesus BECAME POOR IN HIS SEPARATION FROM GOD.

Jesus’ poverty was accompanied by something else — His great humility. Jesus did not become poor because He had to become poor. He became poor for us because He wanted to. He was humble enough to take on the role of a servant so that we could be saved. And that is what I want to talk about today.

1. First of all, notice that JESUS WAS SO HUMBLE THAT HE WAS WILLING TO SUFFER LOSS
2. Secondly, notice that JESUS CHRIST WAS SO HUMBLE THAT HE WAS WILLING TO DIE A CRIMINAL’S DEATH
3. Thirdly, notice that JESUS’ HUMILITY LED TO HIS EXALTATION

+ Plus, listen to Smokie Norful singing “Oh, the Blood” and Deitrick Haddon singing “Sinner’s Prayer”

The Richness & Poorness of Jesus Christ (Part 2)

100 Days of Preaching the Gospel #71 | with Daniel Whyte III

SCRIPTURE: 2 Corinthians 8:9: “For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.”

Matthew 8:20: “The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of Man hath not where to lay his head.”

Yesterday, we talked about the great richness of Jesus Christ. We saw that:

1. Jesus was RICH IN POSSESSIONS.
2. Jesus was RICH IN POSITION.
3. Jesus was RICH IN HIS PERSON.
4. Jesus was RICH IN POWER.
5. Jesus was RICH IN WORSHIP.
6. Jesus was RICH IN LOVE.

Those great riches certainly seem strange when we read our passage for today which states that Jesus Christ did not have any place to lay His head. A person who “has not where to lay his head” reminds us of poverty in the greatest degree. We have the poor with us always; but how many people do we know who are so poor they have no place to lay their head when the sun goes down?

Today, I want us to study the poverty that the Lord Jesus Christ accepted in order to keep sinners out of hell through the riches of His grace. We will appreciate salvation more when we see the great contrast between the riches He had with the Father and the poverty He accepted to become Saviour of mankind:

1. First of all, notice that Jesus BECAME POOR IN POSSESSIONS.
2. Secondly, notice that Jesus BECAME POOR IN GLORY.
3. Third, notice that Jesus BECAME POOR IN PRAISE.
4. Fourthly, notice that Jesus BECAME POOR IN PERSON.
5. Fifth and finally today, Jesus BECAME POOR IN HIS SEPARATION FROM GOD.

+ Plus, listen to BeBe & CeCe Winans singing “Grace” and Deitrick Haddon singing “Sinner’s Prayer”

The Richness & Poorness of Jesus Christ (Part 1)

100 Days of Preaching the Gospel #70 | with Daniel Whyte III

SCRIPTURE: 2 Corinthians 8:9: “For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.”

In the news today, we often hear about the ever widening gap between the rich and the poor. Economists tell us that the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer. Most people in this world strive to get rich or to at least live a life where they are comfortable financially. Some people get to that point and some people don’t Tonight I want to tell you how Jesus Christ, who had all the riches in the world, gave them up so that He could die on the cross and be the Saviour of the world.

We are saved by grace through faith, but I wonder how many of us have ever stopped to consider how much it really cost the Lord Jesus to provide saving grace for us poor, hell-deserving sinners?

One cannot fully appreciate the vastness of the ocean until he has sailed for days without sight of land. When we stand on the beach and look out over the ocean it does not seem so great; but when we start sailing toward the far horizon we realize we have not comprehended its magnitude; there is more than can be seen at one time. We might compare God’s grace with the ocean. Our vision is so limited it will take all the ages of eternity for us to realize the fulness of God’s marvelous grace!

Today, I want us to consider the incredible riches that Jesus Christ had. These are the same riches that He had to give up in order to come to earth and save us sinners from our sin.

The Apostle Paul had a wonderful understanding of the grace of God and the exceeding riches of Christ. He said in Ephesians 3:8, “Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ.”

In Ephesians 1:18-19, Paul speaks of the eyes of our understanding being enlightened, “that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to usward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power.”

1. First of all, notice that Jesus was RICH IN POSSESSIONS.
2. Secondly, notice that Jesus was RICH IN POSITION.
3. Third, notice that Jesus was RICH IN HIS PERSON.
4. Fourth, I want you to notice that Jesus was RICH IN POWER.
5. Fifth, I want you to notice that Jesus was RICH IN PRAISE.
6. Sixth and finally today, notice with me that Jesus was RICH IN LOVE.

+ Plus, listen to Vickie Winans singing “Great is Thy Faithfulness” and Deitrick Haddon singing “Sinner’s Prayer”