No Other Way

Outline: God gave a book to people so they could know about Him, called the Bible, the Word of God. It tells how He created the world, but sin entered it. God promised to send a Saviour, and in time He sent Jesus, Who died and rose again to become the only way back to God. Ask forgiveness of God in Jesus' name.

Script Number:I012
Language:English
Theme:Creation; Forgiveness; Death of Christ; Word of God (the Bible); Holy Spirit; Saviour of Sinful Men; Resurrection of Jesus; Satan (the devil)
Audience:General
Style:Monolog
Genre:Exhortation
Sophistication:General
Purpose:Evangelism
Bible Quotation:None
Status:Approved

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Script Text

I greet you. I greet all of you. I want to tell you a little about what is in the Bible. Many people do not know much about God's Word. We all know that there is a God, but who knows His home or about Him? That is what I want to talk to you about, because a long time ago God gave a book to people so that they could know about Him.

The Holy Spirit spoke to people telling them to write the book as God wanted them to. In French it is called the Bible, but in Gourma it is called God's Word.

When God created man, man was wholly righteous, but it was not long before he disobeyed God and turned and obeyed Satan. Satan is the ruler of demons. God created Satan to be a beautiful angel, but Satan disobeyed God. Satan wanted to drive God out of heaven and wanted to become like God. We know that that is very bad. Then God drove Satan from heaven, because a sinless God is unable to stay with sin, but God loves people greatly.

Even though God has all power and all goodness, He also has all love, greater love than people know about. God promised that a Saviour would come who would take away people's sins and make them right with God. When the time came, God sent His Son into the world to be the Saviour. His name is Jesus Christ. Because he was a man, many did not believe on Him, but to whoever believed on Him, to them gave He the power to become the sons of God.

Jesus is God's Son, and so has no sin, but because He loves man, He allowed them to crucify Him. He suffered greatly and died because of man's sin. They buried Jesus, but because He was God's Son, He did not see corruption, but He arose from the dead the third day. People saw Him, gathered and ate with Him.

God has given man a Saviour. God says in His book that He is not willing for any to perish, but that all should repent of sin. Because He loves you, He has made a way for you to come to Him. One day He will destroy Satan and all of Satan's evil. Flee from Satan and the way of sin. Ask forgiveness of God in Jesus' name. But be sure that you come as God says, that is, through Jesus, because there is no other way to God except Jesus' way.