God Has Spoken – Will We Hear the Bible?

bibleTITLE: God Has Spoken: Will We Hear the Bible?

SUBJECT: Evangelism

PROPOSITION: God has spoken to us today through the Bible. The Bible is divided into two parts: the Old Testament and the New Testament. The Bible tells us about Jesus.

OBJECTIVE: We need to understand and hear the message of the Bible so that we can learn about God and His Son, Jesus the Christ.

AIM: This lesson is designed to introduce someone to the Bible as a first step in evangelism.


1. Read: Hebrews 1:1-2 “God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds” (NKJV).

2. About the Text:

1) Our culture talks about God all the time.

2) Have any of your friends ever talked about God?

3) Many people in our society today believe in God.

4) Do your friends believe in God?

5) Do they know that God loves them?

6) Do they know they need to be saved from their sins?

7) If so, what do your friends say about what they did to be saved?

8) Many have ideas about salvation that are not from the Bible.

9) If your friends do not know about God, or do not believe in God, this is a perfect opportunity to let them know that God has spoken to them.

10) Everyone has some beliefs about God, even atheists.

11) You can talk to your friends about anything.

12) Why not talk to them about God?

3. Ref. to S, T, P, O, and A.

DISCUSSION: God has spoken: Will we hear?

I.   God Speaks Through the Bible

1. God is real, and He has a message for all people.

2. “This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all” (1 John 1:5).

3. He has revealed this message through the Bible, which is God’s word to man today.

4. It is important that we use the Bible correctly.

5. “Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth” (2 Timothy 2:15).

6. In order to understand the Bible, we need to understand it has two parts: the Old Testament and the New Testament.

II.  The Bible is Divided into Two Parts

1. The Old Testament

1) The Old Testament was God’s message to the nation of Israel.

2) Moses said, “The Lord our God made a covenant with us in Horeb. The Lord did not make this covenant with our fathers, but with us, those who are here today, all of us who are alive” (Deuteronomy 5:2-3).

2. The New Testament

1) The New Testament is God’s message for everyone today.

2) It is the good news of Jesus Christ otherwise known as the Gospel.

3) Paul wrote, “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek.” (Romans 1:16).

4) The message of the Gospel is that everyone would come to believe that Jesus is the Son of God and trust in Him for their salvation.

5) Peter said, “Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved” (Acts 4:12).

6) The purpose of the Bible is the salvation of man and the glorification of God through Jesus Christ.

7) God “desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth” (1 Timothy 2:4).

III. The Bible Speaks about Jesus, The Son of God

1. God speaks through the Bible, and the Bible tells us about Jesus, God’s Son. “God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds” (Hebrews 1:1-2).

2. Jesus was a real person who lived on the earth 2000 years ago in the land of Israel where the city of Jerusalem is located.

3. Jesus came to give us an abundant life. He said, “I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly” (John 10:10b).

4. Jesus loves us, and He wants us to love Him and love one another. Jesus said, “Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends” (John 15:13), and Jesus laid down His life for us.

5. Jesus taught us to love God and our neighbors. “Jesus said to him, ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself’” (Matthew 22:37-39).

6. God has revealed Himself through His Son Jesus. The apostle John wrote, “No one has seen God at any time. The only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him” (John 1:18).

7. Jesus tells us who God is, but through His life, teachings, and example, Jesus also tells us who God intended us to be as His creation.

8. Jesus was the new Adam, the new standard for humanity. The apostle Paul said, “And so it is written, ‘The first man Adam became a living being.’ The last Adam became a life-giving spirit” (1 Corinthians 15:45).

9. Jesus is both God and man.

1) Concerning Jesus, it is written, “But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom” (Hebrews 1:8).

2) In the same book, we read, “Inasmuch then as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, He Himself likewise shared in the same, that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil” (Hebrews 2:14).

10. Jesus was the perfect man who exemplifies what it means to be truly human.


1. God has spoken: Will we hear?

1) God speaks through the Bible.

2) The Bible is divided into two parts.

3) The Bible speaks to us about Jesus, the Son of God.

2. Invitation