WHAT IS THE WORDLESS BOOK?

This is an activity that you can use in your children’s classes to tell the story of Jesus. It uses no words but speaks through the universal language of color. This book of colored pages is not only extremely easy to use it’s also very effective in communicating the message of salvation through Jesus Christ.

Children assemble the book from small pieces of colored construction paper. There is also an optional bracelet they can make with beads that have matching colors to the pages. 

The only words are on the front and rear covers. These are not necessary but can be written on the pages by hand, or you can obtain pre-printed pages on blank card stock to use.

What the pages teach:

      GOLD/YELLOW:              BLACK            RED                WHITE                         GREEN

       WHO GOD IS.                     SIN               JESUS          SALVATION               GROWING

SAMPLE SCRIPT FOR THE WORDLESS BOOK

Below is an abridged version of the complete script to use when presenting the program to your class..

  
For complete instructions on the booklet and bracelet: 
https://www.teenmissions.org/resources/wordless-book-bracelet/

INTRODUCTION: WHAT DO THE COLORS MEAN?

Teacher: Hello. How are you?

Student: Fine

Teacher: What is your name?

Student: _ _ _

Teacher: I'm glad to meet you _ _ _. My name is _ _ _. I have a book I would like to show you. It is not just any book. [Show child the book] See, it does not have any words in it, only colors. But these colors tell us the most amazing story. A true story. One that comes from God's book, the Bible. Would you like me to tell you the story?

Teacher: The last page tells the most exciting part, so let's start there.

Turn to the YELLOW page

Teacher: What color is this page?

Student: Gold/Yellow

Teacher: It is really shiny isn't it? Do you know what this page reminds me of?

Teacher: It reminds me of heaven. Heaven is the place where God lives. The Bible tells us that in Heaven the streets are made of gold. The Bible also tells us that no-one is ever sick in Heaven, no-one dies, there is no night, and that everyone is always happy. Heaven is also a perfect place where no-one does anything wrong. No-one hurts anybody or takes anything that does not belong to them. But the most amazing thing about Heaven is that God the Father, and His Son, Jesus, are there. Do you know who God is _ _ _?     Student: He's the guy who made everything.
 

Teacher: That's right _ _ _. God made everything. The earth, the animals, the plants, even the moon, sun and stars. He also made you and He loves you. [Show them John 3:16] See here what the Bible tells us, “For God so loved the world ...” This means that God loves every person on earth, including you and me. And because He made us, He wants us to be a part of His family so that we can live in Heaven with Him one day. But, there is a problem [turn to the Black page]. Remember I told you that Heaven is a perfect place?

THE BLACK PAGE .

Teacher: Well that means that sin cannot be there. Do you know what sin is?

Student: The naughty things we do?

Teacher: Yes. Sin is everything that we do, say and even think, that makes God sad. Can you think of some of the bad things that people do that makes God sad?

Student: Lying, stealing, fighting?

Teacher: Yes, very good. All of those things do make God sad. The Bible also says that “For all have sinned...” [Show them Romans 3:23]. All means every single person who has ever lived. It means me, and it means you. We sin because we were born with an attitude of wanting to do whatever we want. God tells us that we need to be punished for our sin, and that punishment is death. That means to be separated from God forever. There is nothing that you or I can do to escape that punishment. There is nothing that we could ever do that would please Him. So God made a way for each one of us so that our sin could be forgiven and we do not have to be punished for our sin [turn to the Red page].

THE RED PAGE

Teacher: Remember I told you earlier that God loves us all?

Student: Yes!

Teacher: Well if you read further it tells us that “He gave His only Son” to us [show them John 3:16 again]. Do you know who God's Son is?

Student: No.

Teacher: It is Jesus. He came to earth as a baby at the very first Christmas, and grew up to be a man. He did what no other person could ever do, he lived a perfect life. That means that He did not sin. Then one day, wicked men put a crown of thorns on His head and nailed Him to a wooden cross. When you cut yourself, what comes out of the sore?

Student: Blood.

Teacher: And what color is that blood?

Student: Red.

Teacher: That's right. That is why this page is red. It reminds us of the blood that came out of Jesus hands and feet. The Bible tells us that without the giving of blood, there can be no forgiveness of sin [show them Hebrews 9:22b]. So Jesus took the punishment that you and I deserved for our sins. The Bible tells us that while Jesus was hanging on the cross, God put all the sin of the people of the world onto Jesus.

Jesus died and was buried [show them 1 Corinthians 15:3-4]. The Bible says, “Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures.” This was the work that Jesus had to come and do to save us from sin.

THE WHITE PAGE

Teacher: God wants to forgive you of your sins, take them away and make you His child. Would you like to read what He says to you?

Student: Yes please. [Have them read John 1:12]

Teacher: Let us look at that one thing at a time. “Received Him...to those who believed in His name.” You need to receive Him, take Him as your own, by believing in Him with all your heart. To believe that He died and rose again so that your sins can be forgiven. You need to do this by admitting that you have sinned and believe that only He can take those sins away. Then you will be forgiven. Then He will put His life in you and you will become His child. That is what the rest of the verse means when it says, “...He gave the right to become children of God.”

You can tell God right now that you have sinned and that you believe that He dies for you. Would you like to do that?

THE GREEN PAGE

Teacher: The color green reminds me of things that are growing, like trees, leaves and grass. This page reminds me of the new life that you have received from God. You are now like a newborn baby in God's family, and He wants you to grow stronger every day by learning more about Him.

As you learn more about Jesus, you will learn how to please Him. He will also give you the power and strength to do what is right. But when you do something that makes God sad, there is something that you can do.

Student: [Have them read 1 John 1:9]

Teacher: God knows when you sin, but He wants you to confess your sin. Confess means to tell on yourself to God and to admit that you were wrong. As soon as you realize that you were wrong, tell God straight away. He will then forgive you of that sin because that is what He has promised to do. Then ask Him to help you never to do it again. And guess what, He will give you the power and strength to do it.

There are four things that you can do as God's child so that you can learn about Jesus.

Pray or talk to God every day. You can talk to Him at any time and in any place. He is your Heavenly Father and He wants you to tell Him everything.

Read and obey the Bible. God gave us the Bible so that we can know who He is and what He has done. It is an excellent way to get to know Him. You can begin in the book of Mark. Ask one of your parents or a teacher to explain anything to you that you do not understand. [Give them a Gospel of Mark, or show them where it is in a Bible].

Go to church and Sunday School. You can learn even more about God there.

For complete instructions on assembling the book and bracelets :
https://www.teenmissions.org/resources/wordless-book-bracelet/
 
SUPPLIES FOR THE WORDLESS BOOK
 
HALO has available many of the supplies that you will need for this project.  We make them available at cost to you.
 
    PONY BEADS                                  WRIST CORD                       ACRYLIC CROSS
 
 Price:         $0.035 each                         Price: $0.041 / foot                      Price:  $0.064 each
                Ht Gde  2.8                                  Ht Gde   3.3                                  Ht Gde  5.1
Colored Construction Paper 12" x   18"         Price / sheet     $0.025 
 
Estimated cost for a single bracelet with 5 beads and  cross is:  $0.25