Grace of God, plus Light

Outline: These are two short scripts. The grace of God in Christ provided the sacrifice for sin and saves us by His blood. Accept the free grace of God, confess your sins, and be saved. God created light, but Adam and Eve sinned and darkness entered their hearts. Every person born has a sinful nature. Jesus Christ said, "I am the light of the world." He can take the darkness from our lives. He died in the place of sinful men and women. Ask Him to give you the Light of Life.

Script Number:CHIC
Language:English
Theme:Sacrifice/Atonement; Creation; Rest for our souls; Light/Darkness; Nature, character of God; Grace and Mercy; Faith, trust, believe in Jesus
Audience:Animist
Style:Monolog
Genre:Exhortation
Sophistication:Simple
Purpose:Evangelism
Bible Quotation:Direct
Status:Approved

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Script Text

(CHICHEWA NO.2)

The grace of God has been manifested to save all people, and to teach us that by trusting in Him and His grace, by refusing the things of the world, we shall be saved from the wrath to come and have new life in this world. Then we are to wait for the blessed hope of His appearing through faith in our great God and His Son, our Saviour, Jesus Christ, to receive life eternal.

In Matt 11:28 we read, "Come unto Me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." No one can say, there is no sacrifice for my sin.

Our Lord Jesus said, "Come unto me." In Hebrews 10:4 ---(it is as though Christ said,)"I have become sin for you." What is this our Lord did for us? Let us look at Heb.10:4: "It is not possible that the blood of bulls or of goats shall take away sin." It is our Lord Jesus Christ who became the great sacrifice for our sin!

What great grace this is, my brethren! For when Moses gave the Law to the people, he took the blood of bulls and goats, and said that this is for your sin. But all this was changed in Christ. I was not saved by those old laws. I came to Jesus as I was, and confessed my sins, and He received me by His grace. Except for this great grace of God, I was without hope, for I was a sinner even as you are today. But listen to these words: today I am saved because of the grace of God, in Christ. He gave His body as a sacrifice for my sin and saved me by His blood, and He can do the same for you.

My words to you today are: accept the free grace of God; confess your sins to Him--and He will save you.

SONG--"Follow, Follow, I will Follow Jesus"
Ref: Matt. 11:28; II Cor. 5:21; Heb. 10:4

NO.3 CHICHEWA--"LIGHT"

When God created the world, He created LIGHT, too. The world was very beautiful. Then God created our first parents, Adam and Eve. They were beautiful too. Their lives were full of light and holiness.

One day they sinned against God---darkness entered their hearts and sin and unhappiness entered the human race. Because of the sin of our first parents, every person born into the world has a sinful nature. But God does not want us to remain in sin and darkness. And so He sent His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, to be the Saviour of sinful men and women.

Listen to the words of the Son of God. "I am the Light of the world. He that follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the Light of Life." Jesus was sinless; but He died in the place of sinful men and women, and so He can take the darkness from our lives and give us Light. Would you like the Lord Jesus to save you? Would you like the darkness of sin, witchcraft, fear of spirits, and death taken from your heart and have the Light of salvation instead? Then, today you may ask the Lord Jesus to give you the Light of Life! He will hear your prayer because He is true, and His words are true.

Ref: Gen. 1:3; John 8:12