Global Recordings Network has recorded gospel messages and basic Bible teaching in more than 6400 language varieties. The recordings have been made from scripts selected from this list and other sources.
Scripts are basic guidelines for translation and recording into other languages. They should be adapted as necessary to make them understandable and relevant for each different culture and language. Some terms and concepts used may need more explanation or even be replaced or omitted completely.
Scripts in Spanish: Latin America
(About Jesus) - Adam and Eve; life of Jesus, believe in Him.
(Spread the Good News) - On witnessing. Speaker answers ojections with Scripture. Listener is convinced and the group goes off singing.
(Walking Together) - How can two walk together unless they are agreed? Refers to when the listener believed and asks, "Having left the path of Satan, have you stayed on the path of Jesus?"-- that is, agreeing with Christian attitudes and behaviour. Mentions forgiving others; anger; returning good for evil; greed, etc. If we do not agree with Jesus our path becomes dark. Agreeing results in the fruit of the Spirit.
(How God's Children Should Live) - Simple explanation of Christian attitudes and behaviour standards. God's power to keep us from sin when we yield to Him. Christians should: listen to God's Word; reject old life of sin; keep their bodies holy; flee from idolatry, immorality, lying; care for their families; show love to all, including enemies; fear not; pray often; give materially; be thankful; tell others the Good News.
(How to Be Saved) - We must repent of our sins and ask Jesus to save us. Plan of salvation.
(The Creation and Fall) - Story of Creation and Fall, in simple language.
(Creation and Redemption (dialogue)) - Introduces local belief of origin of man by a question. Biblical account of creation, fall and redemption follows. S.E. introduced as creation is mentioned. Simple invitation concludes. Adaptable to local beliefs. Easily made into monologue by deleting second person's comments. Virtually the same content as the monologue # 19. "Creation and Redemption of Man."
(Christ in You) - Conversation between two Christians reading Scripture and discussing the high standards set by God. Discovering the solution of "abiding in the Vine." Adaptable to local needs by changing the Scripture quotes to apply to problems among them.
(Christ Our Mediator) - Emphasizes that Christ has taken the place of the O.T. priests. Christ was God's provision for bridging the gap between sinful men and a holy God. Jesus' sacrifice was once for all. Death, resurrection, ascension. He became our mediator--our High Priest. Necessary to trust Him only. Two versions of this -- for Catholics; for tribal beliefs.
(After This, the Judgement) - Intro of s.e. of local beer drinking party recognized as evil. Discussion of God's judgment on sin. Discussion of the sin of witchcraft and worshipping spirits, and of commandments of God. The only way to escape God's judgment is through Christ.
(Tell Me about Jesus) - Dialogue between father and son. Covers creation, fall, redemption, future abode. Can be used as a children's record, or a dialogue between adults. Scripture can be easily paraphrased.
(God Is Calling You) - Straightforward presentation of God's call, man's sin, God's holiness, His justice, man's lost condition (eternally). God's love, Christ's atonement. Invitation; sinner's prayer.
(The Good Shepherd) - Jesus is the Good Shepherd. We can be Jesus' sheep if we repent and believe on Him. Otherwise people will not be His sheep and will be in hell. Don't wait.
(The Heart of Man (dialogue)) - Refers to local market scene as introduction. Discussion about people and that no one knows what is in the heart of even one who appears to be good. But God is not deceived; knows all; sees all our sins. Sins listed. God's anger against sin. Punishment results. Only way out is to ask Jesus to save us.
(The Living Christ) - Un estudio de la vida de Nuestro Señor Jesucristo para cinta de vídeo y audio.
(The Victorious Leader) - Evangelistic slant, though dialogue between Christians. Discussing Satan's deceptions and the truth of God. Christ the only way; what is after death; salvation through Christ by faith. Can be adapted and other Scripture used as needed.
(The Monk Who Lived Again) - True story of Dr. Walter Montano, a Dominican monk, and his search for God; his despair and decision to escape and to try the Protestants. His escape, dramatized, is successful and he goes to a Protestant missionary who leads him to Christ. To be used cautiously. This is taken from the book by the same title. Dr. Montano's voice is on our Spanish recording of this script.
(God's Plan of Salvation) - All have sinned; God's holiness; God's provision for salvation; Christ's atonement. Eternal life. Power of Holy Spirit in our lives. Invitation.
(The Rich Man and Lazarus) - Story dramatized. Emphasis is on no chance after death. Hell and heaven are real. Christ died, rose, and ascended that we might be free from judgment. Snare of materialism. Life is short---after death is long.
(The Sickness of Man) - Compares physical sickness with "sickness of the soul" -- sin. Christ's power to heal both. Changed lives of those whom Christ heals. Ask forgiveness of Jesus.
(Slaves) - We are all slaves of Satan until Christ frees us. How Satan holds us: by the power of a great hunger---lust, greed, pride, etc. Freedom only through Christ. His atonement. Satan's power broken. Man can choose. Sinner's prayer. Worship Jesus only. All will have to bow to Him some day---even those who refuse now will then have to acknowledge Him.
(The Armor of God) - Conversation between a young man and his grandfather, both Christians. Questions answered about evil omens and the Christian's lack of fear. The importance of faith and spiritual courage, standing against temptation. Christ's resurrection power is ours for spiritual strength. Quotes Eph. 6:10-18.
(The Tongue) - Strong antidote for gossip. Begins with incident in Amazon tribe of man who was wrongly killed because of a false rumor. Paraphrase of James 3:2-12. Condemns the destructive power of gossip. Appeal to discern truth, repent of sins of the mouth and speak things kind, true and necessary.
(The Woman at the Well) - The story of the woman at the well, in dramatic narrative form. Simple application and invitation.
(The Lost Sheep) - Parable of the lost sheep dramatized. Application: all people are lost. Jesus, the Good Shepherd, seeks lost ones. He calls us; answer Him. The Scripture passage can be used with this application, if preferred.
(The Lost Sheep (children)) - David was a shepherd. Story of the lost sheep.
(The Resurrection (dialogue)) - Dialogue. Easter story. Jesus is alive and has power over death. Jesus is in Heaven, but His Spirit lives in us. Jesus will return. How to become His child.
(The Second Coming) - Questions answered about Christ's return, mostly by direct Scripture quotes. When will the world end? Why will Christ come? How will Christ reward His followers? How to be ready for His coming.
(The Life of God's Children) - Instruction for the new Christian for growth....gain strength from God's Word; obedience; praise; prayer; fellowship. Confession of sin; resist temptation; trust God in trouble.
(The Two Roads) - Shows the contrast of the two roads; Jesus' companionship on the narrow road. Joy of heaven.
(Look upon Your Heart) - Compares God's Word to a mirror which reveals the heart. Where there is sin, confession is needed. Quote Scriptures dealing with sinful practices. God sees all; nothing hidden.
(Death and Resurrection) - The major part of the script deals with the details of the crucifixion, burial, empty tomb and angel's declaration. It includes briefly the appearance of Jesus to His followers; His command to go into all the world; His going back to heaven to prepare a place for believers; unbelievers will go to the place of suffering.
(Naaman) - Story of Naaman and Elisha healing him of leprosy. Sin is like leprosy,etc. Application.
(The Birth of Jesus) - Tells of Mary, the angel coming to her and also to Joseph. They both believed and accepted the message. Jesus was born, grew up, went about teaching and healing. His power, love, death and resurrection. Invitation.
(Noah) - The story of Noah. God will punish our sins.
(A New Nature) - About sin and the need of inner cleansing which is beyond our power. Illustration of leopard who cannot remove his spots or change to eating grass. We need Christ to change us and give us new natures. We can ask Him to do it for us and He will. There is an optional paragraph which mentions the millenial reign when even animals' natures will be changed.
(The New Birth) - The story of Nicodemus. Illustrates the thought that some people follow religious customs but don't recognize the spiritual basis and the necessasry new birth. Being born spiritually makes it possible to escape the consequences of sin. A new nature is needed in order to live a new life, and the ony way to get it is through being born spiritually into God's family.
(Prayer to the True God (formerly "Prayer")) - Dialogue between father and son. Setting is in Africa and refers to local practice of praying (calling the spirits) and the contrast with the Christian way--- praying in Jesus' name; at anytime; for all needs. The way of prayer is the way of friendship with God. This can be adapted for general use.
(Possessions) - Tells of the deception of Satan re the desire for material things, and methods employed to acquire them. Materialistic attitude blinds people to the truths of God. True values in God's sight: a cleansed heart, peace of heart, peace with neighbors. Evil ways are not hid from God; judgment will result. Other deceptions of Satan attempt to discredit God's power, omnipresence, greatness. Jesus' atonement; invitation.
(Prepare for the Future) - The importance of being prepared to die; what to do. Truth about what happens at death. Heaven or hell; judgement. God's provision for forgiveness and escaping judgment.
(God's Answers) - A new Christian asks questions about his temptation toward sinful things and his spiritual weakness. Answers are in line with God's promises and provision. Scripture can be easily paraphrased.
(What Is a Christian?) - Dialogue on the meaning of being born again. Invitation.
(The Two Births) - Sickness of man, spiritually; needs to be reborn in order to go to heaven. Uses illustrations of animals, etc., to show there are different kinds of life. God has another kind of life. We must have His kind of life in order to be able to live in heaven. Tells of Jesus' death for us. Sinner's prayer.
(We Are Like Stones (dialogue)) - Uses local setting of planting crop. Contrasts corn and stones. One can produce life because it has life; the other cannot. This illustrates how we are dead in sin until Christ gives us life. Jesus, the way, the truth, and the life. Sinner's prayer.
(Fear God) - Begins with reference to local custom of sacrifice. Appeasing spirits because child is ill. Explains there is one "Good Spirit" who has all power, made everything, etc. Others are evil spirits.Those who trust God need not fear them. God is not far away, as believed. Christ's atonement explained. God's anger against sin; judgment. Sins listed. Invitation.
(Short Talks for Songs) - There are short messages on a few subjects designed to be put with songs where needed.
(Are You Afraid?) - Introduction is on local fears. Questions directed to listener. Explains freedom from fear through Jesus. Mentions His miracles, power, willingness to help and save, deliver and protect. His power is greater than demons, witchdoctors, curses. Jesus overcame Satan and death. When He arose from the dead He received from God all power. Therefore He will give eternal life to all who believe in Him and they will be free.
(unfoldingWord 01 - The Creation) - Genesis 1-2
(unfoldingWord 02 - Sin Enters the World) - Genesis 3
(unfoldingWord 03 - The Flood) - Genesis 6-8
(unfoldingWord 04 - God's Covenant with Abraham) - Genesis 11-15
(unfoldingWord 05 - The Son of Promise) - Genesis 16-22
(unfoldingWord 06 - God Provides for Isaac) - Genesis 24:1-25:26
(unfoldingWord 07 - God Blesses Jacob) - Genesis 25:27-35:29
(unfoldingWord 08 - God Saves Joseph and his Family) - Genesis 37-50
(unfoldingWord 09 - God Calls Moses) - Exodus 1-4
(unfoldingWord 10 - The Ten Plagues) - Exodus 5-10
(unfoldingWord 11 - The Passover) - Exodus 11:1-12:32
(unfoldingWord 12 - The Exodus) - Exodus 12:33-15:21
(unfoldingWord 13 - God's Covenant with Israel) - Exodus 19-34
(unfoldingWord 14 - Wandering in the Wilderness) - Exodus 16-17; Numbers 10-14; 20; 27; Deuteronomy 34
(unfoldingWord 15 - The Promised Land) - Joshua 1-24
(unfoldingWord 16 - The Deliverers) - Judges 1-3; 6-8; 1 Samuel 1-10
(unfoldingWord 17 - God's Covenant with David) - 1 Samuel 10; 15-19; 24; 31; 2 Samuel 5; 7; 11-12
(unfoldingWord 18 - The Divided Kingdom) - 1 Kings 1-6; 11-12
(unfoldingWord 19 - The Prophets) - 1 Kings 16-18; 2 Kings 5; Jeremiah 38
(unfoldingWord 20 - The Exile and Return) - 2 Kings 17; 24-25; 2 Chronicles 36; Ezra 1-10; Nehemiah 1-13
(unfoldingWord 21 - God Promises the Messiah) -
(unfoldingWord 22 - The Birth of John) - Luke 1
(unfoldingWord 23 - The Birth of Jesus) - Matthew 1-2; Luke 2
(unfoldingWord 24 - John Baptizes Jesus) - Matthew 3; Mark 1; Luke 3; John 1:15-37
(unfoldingWord 25 - Satan Tempts Jesus) - Matthew 4:1-11; Mark 1:12-13; Luke 4:1-13
(unfoldingWord 26 - Jesus Starts his Ministry) - Matthew 4:12-25; Mark 1-3; Luke 4
(unfoldingWord 27 - The Story of the Good Samaritan) - Luke 10:25-37
(unfoldingWord 28 - The Rich Young Ruler) - Matthew 19:16-30; Mark 10:17-31; Luke 18:18-30
(unfoldingWord 29 - The Story of the Unmerciful Servant) - Matthew 18:21-35
(unfoldingWord 30 - Jesus Feeds Thousands of People) - Matthew 14:13-21; Mark 6:31-44; Luke 9:10-17; John 6:5-15
(unfoldingWord 31 - Jesus Walks on Water) - Matthew 14:22-33; Mark 6:45-52; John 6:16-21
(unfoldingWord 32 - Jesus Heals a Demon-Possessed Man and a Sick Woman) - Matthew 8:28-34; 9:20-22; Mark 5; Luke 8:26-48
(unfoldingWord 33 - The Story of the Farmer) - Matthew 13:1-23; Mark 4:1-20; Luke 8:4-15
(unfoldingWord 34 - Jesus Teaches other Stories) - Matthew 13:31-46; Mark 4:26-34; Luke 13:18-21;18:9-14
(unfoldingWord 35 - The Story of the Compassionate Father) - Luke 15
(unfoldingWord 36 - The Transfiguration) - Matthew 17:1-9; Mark 9:2-8; Luke 9:28-36
(unfoldingWord 37 - Jesus Raises Lazarus from the Dead) - John 11:1-46
(unfoldingWord 38 - Jesus is Betrayed) - Matthew 26:14-56; Mark 14:10-50; Luke 22:1-53; John 18:1-11
(unfoldingWord 39 - Jesus is Put on Trial) - Matthew 26:57-27:26; Mark 14:53-15:15; Luke 22:54-23:25; John 18:12-19:16
(unfoldingWord 40 - Jesus is Crucified) - Matthew 27:27-61; Mark 15:16-47; Luke 23:26-56; John 19:17-42
(unfoldingWord 41 - God Raises Jesus from the Dead) - Matthew 27:62-28:15; Mark 16:1-11; Luke 24:1-12; John 20:1-18
(unfoldingWord 42 - Jesus Returns to Heaven) - Matthew 28:16-20; Mark 16:12-20; Luke 24:13-53; John 20:19-23; Acts 1:1-11
(unfoldingWord 43 - The Church Begins) - Acts 1:12-14; 2
(unfoldingWord 44 - Peter and John Heal a Beggar) - Acts 3-4:22
(unfoldingWord 45 - Stephen and Philip) - Acts 6-8
(unfoldingWord 46 - Saul Becomes a Follower of Jesus) - Acts 8:1-3; 9:1-31; 11:19-26; 13-14
(unfoldingWord 47 - Paul and Silas in Philippi) - Acts 16:11-40
(unfoldingWord 48 - Jesus is the Promised Messiah) - Genesis 1-3, 6, 14, 22; Exodus 12, 20; 2 Samuel 7; Hebrews 3:1-6, 4:14-5:10, 7:1-8:13, 9:11-10:18; Revelation 21
(unfoldingWord 49 - God's New Covenant) - Genesis 3; Matthew 13-14; Mark 10:17-31; Luke 2; 10:25-37; 15; John 3:16; Romans 3:21-26, 5:1-11; 2 Corinthians 5:17-21; Colossians 1:13-14; 1 John 1:5-10
(unfoldingWord 50 - Jesus Returns) - Matthew 13:24-42; 22:13; 24:14; 28:18; John 4:35; 15:20; 16:33; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-5:11; James 1:12; Revelation 2:10; 20:10; 21-22
(One Mediator between God and Man) - Explains our need of a mediator. Illustration of the fight between the saltwater people and the bush people. They found a mediator related to both groups who could bring them together. Application: our enmity with God. Jesus, the mediator, born of Mary, truly man, truly God. His atonement. Invitation.
(One Mediator (No Idols)) - Story of Paul and Barnabas and healing of man lame from birth; reaction of the crowds wanting to worship them. Paul's answer. The gods of silver and gold are man's work - not alive. God's commands re idols. Christ is the only mediator - no other Name given for salvation.
(I Stand at the Door) - Jesus wants us to open our heart door to Him. Jesus is the door of salvation. It is for everyone. Come to Jesus now and be converted. This script needs to be adapted for different tribes.