The Wordless Book was first used to share the Gospel message by Charles H. Spurgeon in 1866 . It has been adapted and used effectively throughout the world since. The Wordless Book is a simple method of sharing the unchanging Gospel message.
Child Evangelism Fellowship uses the Wordless Book to present the Gospel message at fairs, in the 5-Day Clubs, in Good News Clubs and at any outreach opportunity made available. A brief presentation of the life-changing Gospel truth using this simple and effective tool is following.
The Gold Page
The gold page reminds us of God who is holy and pure – perfect in every way. God is our Creator. He created the universe and everything in it; the earth, sun, moon, stars, trees, everything. God’s most precious creation is you – He created you and loves you very much. In the Bible it says “For God so loved the world…” (John 3:16). That means God loves you! He wants you to have everlasting (forever) life and be with Him in Heaven someday. But there is one thing that cannot be in Heaven – that is sin”
The Dark Page
Sin are the things you and I think, say or do that displeases God. Can you think of some ways that people sin? Some examples are saying mean or unkind things, lying, hitting or being mean to others. When we think mean thoughts (like how to hurt others) that is sinning. God’s Word (the Bible) says “All have sinned…” (Romans 3:23). That means you and I have sinned. Sin separates us from God because God is perfectly good – without any sin at all. The Bible says sin must be punished. The punishment for sin is to be separated from God forever (Romans 6:23a). God knew there was nothing you could do to get rid of that sin problem. God loves you and wants you to have a wonderful new life with Him now – and be with Him forever in Heaven one day. God, who is gracious and full of love for you made a way for your sin to be forgiven.
The Red Page
The red page is a reminder of the only way you and I can have our sin forgiven. God loved you so much that He sent His perfect Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, to take the punishment for sin. Jesus Christ was born as a baby, He grew up as a child (just as we do), yet He never sinned. He never did, said or thought anything wrong. When Jesus Christ became a man He willingly went to that cross where He shed His blood and died to take the punishment for your sin and mine (Romans 6:23b). God’s Word says “…without the shedding of blood there can be no forgiveness” (Hebrew 9:22). Only Jesus’ perfect, sinless blood could pay the price for your sin and mine. Jesus was buried but He did not stay dead, He came back to life on the third day and is now alive in Heaven. Because of what the Lord Jesus did, you can have your sin forgiven.
God’s Word says “But as many as received Him (Jesus Christ), He (God) gave to them authority to become children of God, to those who believe on His (Jesus Christ’s) name.” (John 1:12). Believing means to trust completely that Jesus is the Son of God, the One who died and rose again to take the punishment that you deserve for your sin.
You can believe on Jesus Christ today. Tell God that you believe that His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, died taking the punishment you deserve for sin and that you believe Jesus is alive in Heaven today. Then Choose to follow God and His right ways.
Here is a simple prayer: “Dear Lord Jesus, I believe you are the perfect Son of God who died and rose again taking the punishment for my sin. I ask You to come into my life helping me to resist the temptation of sin. I receive You and want to become a child of God. Thank you for giving me everlasting life. Amen.”
If you just prayed that prayer, what did the Lord Jesus do for you? The Lord Jesus took your punishment and your sins are forgiven. Who’s child are you now? You are now a child of God. God has a special promise in His Word for you. In Hebrew 13:5 God says “I will never desert (leave) you, nor will I ever forsake you.” God will always be with you to help you.
Now that you are a child of God, He wants you to grow to be more like Jesus Christ. That is what the Green Page reminds us of.
Green reminds me of things that grow. That is exactly what God wants you to do. Not growing bigger and taller, but growing to get to know Him better and following His ways. How do you do that? Remember that grow is spelled G R O W.
G – Go to church, Sunday School, Good News Club. Go where God’s Word (the Bible) is being taught
R – Read your Bible and pray. Praying is how we talk listen to God. You can talk to God anytime, anywhere.
O – Obey God’s Word. God has a wonderful plan for your life. God wants the very best for you, that is why it is important to read and obey His perfect Word (the Bible).
W – Witness (tell others) what God has done for you and that they too can believe on the Lord Jesus for forgiveness of sin.
Now that you are God’s child He is living within you to help you live a life that is pleasing to Him. Does that mean you will never sin again? Unfortunately no, although it is not ok to sin. When you do sin, tell God about it. He will forgive you. 1 John 1:9 says “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” God is there to help you. Pray and ask Him for strength to be more kind, obedient and truthful. Now, let’s thank God for the wonderful gift of salvation through Jesus Christ and for making you His child.
If you have never received Jesus as your Lord and Savior and did that while reading this Wordless Book presentation please be sure to tell someone what you have done or “contact us” so we can share in the joy of God’s great gift to you. We would also like to make sure you have a Bible and help you get connected to a Bible believing church and/or a Good News Club.