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Daniel Whyte III is a full-time evangelist by calling. Through the Gospel Light Minute, his main aim is to present a short, clear, understandable presentation of the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ which saved him over 30 years ago. Throughout his ministry, he has emphasized a clear presentation of the Gospel because he believes that many pastors and churches mix up the Gospel with other things, and this causes confusion for nonbelievers.

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Steven Edward Duren: A ‘Prodigal Son’ Finds His Way Out of Religion and Back to Jesus Christ (Gospel Light Minute #243)

He is an American songwriter and musician best known as the lead singer and rhythm guitarist for the heavy metal band W.A.S.P. He sang with a series of bands in the 1970s, before forming W.A.S.P. in 1981. The band, which experienced its greatest success in the 1980s, has sold over 12 million albums and continues to tour today making it one of the most enduring of the West Coast heavy metal outfits. Despite the genre’s reputation, many of the band’s songs deal with religious and apocalyptic themes due to the Christian upbringing and return to the faith of its lead singer. Continue reading “Steven Edward Duren: A ‘Prodigal Son’ Finds His Way Out of Religion and Back to Jesus Christ (Gospel Light Minute #243)”

Henry Simmons: ‘Giving It All to God Gave My Life Clarity and Purpose’ (Gospel Light Minute #242)

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He is an actor best known for portraying NYPD Detective Baldwin Jones on the ABC police drama “NYPD Blue” for five years, and his leading role in the CBS legal drama “Shark.” He starred alongside Queen Latifah in the action/comedy film “Taxi”; with Taraji P. Henson in “From the Rough;” opposite Robin Williams in “World’s Greatest Dad”; and with Henson again and Idris Elba in “No Good Deed.” He currently stars as Director Alphonso “Mack” MacKenzie on ABC’s “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” Continue reading “Henry Simmons: ‘Giving It All to God Gave My Life Clarity and Purpose’ (Gospel Light Minute #242)”

Mark Wahlberg (Gospel Light Minute #241)

He is an actor, producer, and businessman, who started his career as a rapper in a hip-hop group. Once he began acting, he became famous for his roles in “Boogie Nights” and “Planet of the Apes,” and received Academy Award nominations for “The Departed” and “The Fighter.” He has starred in the comedy hit “Daddy’s Home” and in two of the six films in the “Transformers” franchise, along with producing the HBO series: “Entourage,” “Boardwalk Empire,” “How to Make It in America,” and “Ballers.”

But before all of his success, as a teenager and young man, he was involved in a street gang leading to theft and many incidents of violence. He dropped out of high school, was arrested multiple times, charged with attempted murder, pled guilty to assault, convicted of a felony, and was sentenced to two years in prison.

He turned his life around by focusing on the Christian faith he had been raised in. He told an interviewer, “My faith keeps me focused, patient, calm, happy and gives me joy. I start and end my day in prayer. It keeps me grateful, humble, hungry, committed to trying to do more and [to] be more positive. It is the reason for everything good in my life.”

He told People Magazine, “I pray every day for the strength to be a good servant, father and husband. I ask for the ability to raise my kids, to teach and protect them, and to be disciplined and firm and loving and nurturing.” “Then I feel like I can go out there and conquer the world.”

He tells young people, “I should be in a lot of places and it should not be here. There isn’t anything you can’t accomplish with hard work and the Lord behind you.”

His name is Mark Wahlberg.

This is the “Chief of Sinners,” Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International, reminding you of what the Bible says, that “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners” like you and me. Just as Mark Wahlberg trusts Jesus Christ as his Saviour, may I encourage you to do the same. 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.” In fact, I am the chief of sinners, so don’t think that you’re alone.

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.”

Remember, friend, Believe by faith. Share the faith. and Keep the faith!

Steph Curry: ‘I Went Down to the Altar, and Gave My Life to Christ’ (Gospel Light Minute #240)

He is a professional basketball player who currently plays point guard for the Golden State Warriors of the NBA. He played college basketball for Davidson University where he was twice named Southern Conference Player of the Year and set the all-time scoring record for both Davidson and the Southern Conference.

In the NBA, he has been named an All-Star six times, the Most Valuable Player twice, and has helped lead his team to three NBA championships. He has also won two gold medals playing for the U.S. Men’s basketball team in the Basketball World Cup.

In a Facebook video docu-series, he has explained that his faith in Jesus Christ is central to his life. He said, “[Christianity] was more something that was important to my parents but I never really understood it. It was a decision I needed to make for myself. [Before] I was kinda just going with the flow.” In the eighth grade, after hearing a sermon from a youth minister named Pastor Jason, he walked up to the altar to receive Christ as Savior for himself. He said, “I felt a calling, went down to the altar, and gave my life to Christ. That became the beginning of my own personal journey.”

The 2016 NBA scoring champion said, “My faith is about the personal relationship, more so than following a certain religious tradition or practice. [It] challenges you to make sure that you are feeding your spirit with the right things versus what the world is throwing at us. It’s a constant battle. If I say I have it down, I’d be lying.”

After suffering injuries on the court, he said, “My mom challenged me to find a verse that I could rely on to give me strength, give me a sense of purpose, and to remember who I was playing for every time I lace up my sneakers.” He chose Philippians 4:13, which says, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” He said the verse “reminds me why I am blessed with these talents, where I get my strength from, and who I am playing for.”

The player who has helped lead his team to the NBA playoffs for seven straight seasons, said, “I strive to be myself, to live out my faith, to continue to learn, and to not be afraid of that higher calling. I feel there’s a responsibility to that, and I own it.”

His name is Steph Curry.

This is the “Chief of Sinners,” Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International, reminding you of what the Bible says, that “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners” like you and me. Just as Steph Curry trusted Jesus Christ as his Saviour, may I encourage you to do the same. 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.” In fact, I am the chief of sinners, so don’t think that you’re alone.

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.”

Remember, friend, Believe by faith. Share the faith. and Keep the faith!

Naomi Scott: ‘I Don’t Know How I Would Do Life Without Faith in Christ’ (Gospel Light Minute #239)



She is a British actress and singer, most recently starring as Princess Jasmine in Disney’s live-action film, “Aladdin.” She is also known for starring as Maddy Shannon in the science fiction series Terra Nova, Mo Banjaree in Disney Channel’s Lemonade Mouth, and Kimberly in 2017’s Power Rangers.

She began her music career singing in the youth band at the church her parents pastored in northeast London. She has released two extended plays and is the main artist on five singles. She is set to next star as one of three leads in the Elizabeth Banks remake of Charlie’s Angels.

Some of her most important work, however, is done as the UK ambassador for Compassion International, a Christian relief agency striving to deliver children from poverty in Jesus’ name. In a recent interview, she told the organization: “Sometimes [I] get asked, ‘How do you juggle your faith and what you do?’ For me, I don’t know how I would do life without my faith. [Having] that peace that you know you’re loved and valued is something that keeps me incredibly grounded [and] incredibly focused. Quite honestly, I don’t see it as a separate thing. My faith is just a part of who I am and what I do.”

She added, “Life is incredibly exciting at the moment — there’s a lot going on — but whatever the future holds, to know that that doesn’t define me is incredible. To know that that doesn’t inform my identity in any way, shape, or form (although it’s easier said than done sometimes), that’s the thing keeping me going. Keeping the main thing, the main thing throughout.”

The actress and musician also told HypeBae, “God is the ultimate creative force. Growing up in the church fostered an inner spirituality that also introduced me to the concept of music having a deeper meaning. There has always been a connection between my faith and realizing that music can have a soul and purpose, which has ultimately affected the way I approach the art.”

Her name is Naomi Scott.

Continue reading “Naomi Scott: ‘I Don’t Know How I Would Do Life Without Faith in Christ’ (Gospel Light Minute #239)”

Shanna Zolman Began Enjoying Basketball After she Made Jesus the ‘Ultimate Leader’ in her Life (Gospel Light Minute #238)



She is a professional basketball player who plays for the Tulsa Shock of the WNBA. She was drafted 16th overall in 2006 by the San Antonio Silver Stars after completing college at the University of Tennessee. At Tennessee, she is the 9th scorer in the school’s women’s basketball history. She is also an active member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

She said of her journey to faith in Christ, “I was raised in the great basketball state of Indiana and I began dribbling a basketball not long after I learned to walk.

“Then at the age of seven, I made the decision to become a Christian. A couple years ago something very interesting happened to me. I was going through a major slump in my game. The first half of my junior season at the University of Tennessee was the worst I have ever had as an athlete. I placed the blame on many different things, but the slump remained. God really got my attention, and I realized that I had been trying to find significance and fulfillment in my success as a basketball player instead of finding it in my relationship with Jesus Christ.

“When I got my priorities back in order and looked to Him as the ultimate Leader for my life, I began to enjoy basketball again. My life and my game are far from perfect, but I realize that Jesus is the One Who gives meaning and purpose to it all.”

Her name is Shanna Zolman. Continue reading “Shanna Zolman Began Enjoying Basketball After she Made Jesus the ‘Ultimate Leader’ in her Life (Gospel Light Minute #238)”