Gospel Outlines

Gospel Outlinesby Witness Lee

ISBN: 978-0-87083-039-6
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Gospel Outlines


Part One: Old Testament Subjects

  1. Outlines 1-10

    1. The Origin of the Universe—God

    2. The Meaning of the Universe—God

    3. The Center of the Universe—Man

    4. The Evil One of the Universe—the Devil, Satan

    5. The Tragedy of the Universe—the Fall of Man

    6. The Glad Tidings of the Universe—the Gospel

    7. The Savior of the Universe—Christ

    8. The Relationship between God and Man

    9. Life versus Good and Evil

  10. “Where Are You?”—in a Lost Condition

  1. Outlines 11-20

  11. “Where Are You?”—in Sins

  12. “Where Are You?”—under Condemnation

  13. “Where Are You?”—under Wrath

  14. “Where Are You?”—in Death

  15. “Where Are You?”—in Darkness

  16. “Where Are You?”—in the Hand of Satan

  17. Man’s Religion and God’s Saving Way

  18. The Way to Escape Death

  19. The Corruption of the World and the Deliverance of God

  20. God’s Calling

  1. Outlines 21-30

  21. The Judgment of Sodom

  22. The Election of Grace

  23. Man under the Power of Satan

  24. Detained by Satan

  25. The Passover

  26. The Rock and the Living Water

  27. The Law of Mount Sinai

  28. Being Cleansed from Leprosy

  29. Lifting Up the Bronze Serpent

  30. The Cities of Refuge

  1. Outlines 31-40

  31. The Salvation of Rahab

  32. Mephibosheth

  33. How Long Will You Go Hopping between Two Opinions?

  34. The Healing of Naaman the Leper

  35. The Redeemer

  36. The Way to Obtain Peace and Blessing

  37. Those Who Choose Another God

  38. The Suffering upon the Cross

  39. The Blessedness of Having Sins Forgiven

  40. The Dreadfulness of Sin

  1. Outlines 41-50

  41. Vanity, Vanity, Vanity

  42. Though like Scarlet, as White as Snow

  43. The Wonderful Savior

  44. Look unto God

  45. Love So Excelling

  46. The Savior Prepared by God

  47. The Savior’s Bearing of Our Sins

  48. There Is No Peace for the Wicked

  49. Man’s Condition—Four Comparisons

  50. Two Evils

  1. Outlines 51-60

  51. When Will You Be Saved?—Do Not Delay

  52. It Is Impossible for the Evil Nature to Be Changed

  53. The Deceitfulness of the Heart

  54. Two Ways

  55. God Came as Man’s Righteousness—Jehovah Our Righteousness

  56. Turn Away, Turn Away; Why Will You Die?

  57. God’s Saving Way

  58. You Have Been Weighed in the Scales and Found to Be Lacking

  59. Prepare to Meet Your God

  60. The Fountain of Cleansing

Part Two: New Testament Subjects

  1. Outlines 61-70

  61. Jesus Is the Savior

  62. A Portrait of This Generation

  63. Come to the Rest

  64. Who Is Jesus?

  65. The Value of the Soul

  66. The Question of Questions

  67. The Blood of the Covenant

  68. The Effectiveness of the Lord’s Death

  69. The Salvation of the Paralyzed Man

  70. Jesus Came Not to Call the Righteous

  1. Outlines 71-80

  71. The Parable of the Sower

  72. The Salvation of the Demon-possessed Man

  73. The Salvation of Two Difficult Cases

  74. Sheep without a Shepherd

  75. The Filthiness of the Heart

  76. The Saving Faith (the Canaanite Woman)

  77. The Blind Man Receives Sight

  78. “Himself He Cannot Save”

  79. The Rising Sun of Mercy

  80. Good News of Great Joy

  1. Outlines 81-90

  81. The Lord’s Gracious Words

  82. The Salvation of Peter

  83. The One Most Forgiven

  84. Who Is My Neighbor?

  85. Christ and the Judgment

  86. A Foolish Man

  87. The Warning to Repent

  88. Men’s Excuses for Refusing Salvation

  89. The Shepherd Finding the Lost Sheep

  90. The Woman Seeking the Lost Coin

  1. Outlines 91-100

  91. The Loving Father Receiving the Prodigal Son—the First Contrast in Luke

  92. The Rich Man and Lazarus—the Second Contrast in Luke

  93. The Condemnation of the Self-righteous and the Justification of the Self-abased—the Third Contrast in Luke

  94. Impossible with Men but Possible with God—the Fourth Contrast in Luke

  95. Salvation of a Criminal—the Fifth Contrast in Luke

  96. The Word Became Flesh

  97. The Result of Receiving the Lord

  98. The Lamb of God

  99. The First Sign—Water Changed into Wine

100. The Need of the High-class People

  1. Outlines 101-110

101. The Need of the Lower Class

102. The Need of the Weak

103. The Need of the Hungry

104. The Need of the Thirsty

105. The Need of the Sinner

106. The Need of the Blind

107. The Need of the Dead

108. God Loves the World

109. He Who Believes Is Not Condemned

110. He Who Believes Has Eternal Life

  1. Outlines 111-120

111. Passed out of Death into Life

112. He Who Comes to Me Shall by No Means Be Cast Out

113. The Light of Life

114. Real Freedom

115. The Good Shepherd

116. The Lord Is the Door of the Sheep

117. Eternal Salvation

118. The Lord Is the Way

119. The Holy Spirit Convicts the World

120. The Blood and Water of the Cross

  1. Outlines 121-130

121. Christ’s Resurrection

122. What Should We Do?

123. Repent and Be Saved

124. No Other Name in Which We Must Be Saved

125. Repentant Heart and Redeeming Grace

126. The Salvation of the Eunuch

127. The Salvation of One Who Opposed the Lord

128. A Good Man Still Needs Salvation

129. Everyone Who Believes into Him Will Receive Forgiveness of Sins

130. A Savior Who Forgives and Justifies

  1. Outlines 131-140

131. The Proof of God’s Existence

132. The Salvation of the Jailer

133. Believe in the Lord Jesus

134. An Unknown God

135. The Three Dispensations of God’s Dealing with Man

136. The Blessings of the Gospel

137. The Power of the Gospel

138. God May Be Known

139. The Ungodliness and Unrighteousness of Men

140. There Is None Righteous

  1. Outlines 141-150

141. All Have Sinned

142. Grace, Redemption, and Justification

143. The Propitiation Place of God

144. Justified by Faith

145. Reward and Grace

146. The Blessedness of Forgiveness and Justification

147. The Crucifixion and Resurrection of Christ

148. For Whom Did Christ Die?

149. Reconciled to God

150. The Entrance of Sin

  1. Outlines 151-160

151. Condemnation and Death by One Man, Justification and Life by One Man

152. Where Sin Abounded Grace Having Superabounded

153. Sin Having Reigned

154. Grace Reigning through Righteousness

155. The Wages of Sin and the Gift of God

156. Inseparable Love

157. Believe in the Heart and Confess with the Mouth

158. Whoever Calls upon the Name of the Lord Shall Be Saved

159. The Word of the Cross

160. Christ Crucified

  1. Outlines 161-170

161. Jesus Is Lord

162. For What Did Christ Die?

163. The Sting of Death

164. “One Died for All”

165. The Sinless One Made Sin

166. The Sacrifice of Love

167. Christ Became a Curse for Us

168. Christ Has Set Us Free

169. Redemption through the Blood

170. Dead in Sins

  1. Outlines 171-180

171. The Surpassing Salvation

172. Saved by Grace

173. The Human Life Has No Hope

174. The Excellency of the Knowledge of Christ

175. The Peace of the Cross

176. Separated and Alienated from God

177. Turning to God from the Idols

178. “Christ Jesus Came into the World to Save Sinners”

179. There Is One God and One Mediator

180. “A Ransom for All”

  1. Outlines 181-190

181. God Manifested in the Flesh

182. The Washing of Regeneration and Renewing of the Holy Spirit

183. Jesus Tasted Death on Behalf of Man

184. Jesus Is Able to Save to the Uttermost

185. Eternal Redemption

186. Without the Shedding of Blood, There Is No Forgiveness

187. The Purifying of the Conscience by the Blood

188. After Death Comes Judgment

189. A New and Living Way

190. The Necessity of Believing That God Is

  1. Outlines 191-200

191. Jesus Is Unchanging

192. The Precious Blood of Christ

193. Jesus Bore Our Sins

194. Having Died to Sins and Living to Righteousness

195. The Righteous Substituted on Behalf of the Unrighteous

196. The Lord’s Blood Cleanses Us from Every Sin

197. God’s Forgiveness and Cleansing

198. Jesus Is the Propitiation for Our Sins

199. God Is Light and God Is Love

200. He Who Has the Son Has the Life

  1. Outlines 201-210

201. Knowing That You Have Eternal Life

202. The Whole World Lies in the Evil One

203. The Lamb That Was Slain

204. The Wrath of the Lamb

205. The Eternal Judgment

206. Springs of Waters of Life

207. The Torment of Hell

208. Who Will Be in the Lake of Fire?

209. The Pleasures of the New Jerusalem

210. Who Will Be in the New Jerusalem?

Part Three: Special Topics

Group One: Matters Related to Man

  1. Outlines 211-219

211. The Origin of Man

212. The Nature of Man

213. The Deeds of Man

214. The Need of Man

215. The Savior of Man

216. The Salvation of Man

217. The Way of Salvation for Man

218. The Proof of Man’s Salvation

219. After a Man Is Saved

Group Two: Matters Related to Sin

  1. Outlines 220-226

220. The Origin of Sin—Satan

221. The One Committing Sin—Adam

222. The One Who Condemns Sin—God

223. The One Who Redeems Us from Sin—Christ

224. The One Who Forgives Sin—God

225. The One Who Is Freed from Sin—the Believer

226. The One Who Bears Sin—Satan

Group Three: Main Points of the Gospel

  1. Outlines 227-234

227. God

228. The Devil

229. Man

230. Sin

231. The Savior

232. Redemption

233. Believing

234. Salvation

Group Four: Questions Encountered concerning the Gospel

  1. Outlines 235-241

235. God, the Devil, the Spirit of Man, and the Soul

236. Jesus Is God

237. Jesus Becoming Man

238. Jesus Bearing Sin

239. The Resurrection of Jesus

240. The Ascension of Jesus

241. The Coming Again of Jesus

Group Five: The Chain of Human Life

  1. Outlines 242-245

242. The First Link—Sin

243. The Second Link—Death

244. The Third Link—Judgment

245. The Fourth Link—Hell

Group Six: The Gospel of Life

  1. Outlines 246-252

246. The Condition of Man

247. The Way of God’s Salvation

248. The Savior of Life

249. What Is Life?

250. The Way for Man to Receive Life

251. The Assurance of Having Received This Life

252. The Proof of Having Received This Life

Group Seven: The Meaning of Life

  1. Outlines 253-258

253. The Superiority of Man

254. The Meaning of Man

255. The Need of Man

256. The Satisfaction of Man

257. The Real Life

258. How to Receive God and Manifest His Life

Group Eight: What Is the Christian Faith?

  1. Outlines 259-266

259. God Is

260. God Has Written to Man

261. God Coming among Man

262. Man Is Sinful

263. The Way of God’s Salvation

264. God Wants Man to Receive His Way of Salvation

265. Saved by Believing

266. Salvation Results in Change

  1. Index


This book is composed of messages given in Taipei, Taiwan, in October 1954. These messages are presented in the form of outlines on gospel subjects from the Old Testament and the New Testament and various special topics.


Gospel Outlines is a record of the messages given in a special training on service with the church in Taipei during October 1954. How we thank the Lord that in these days, as He is recovering the preaching of the gospel among us, He has seen fit to release this treasury of gospel material to His Body. These outlines abound with the riches of Christ, embodied in the gospel truths. Thus, our gracious Lord has freshly fortified us to preach “the unsearchable riches of Christ as the gospel” (Eph. 3:8).

This book is more than just a compilation of riches; it is also a practical training in gospel preaching. The outline style mingles the points of the gospel messages with valuable instruction on how to preach the gospel. The reader is helped, therefore, not only in what to preach but also in how to do it most effectively. We can testify that as we have put this material to use, we have been greatly helped in our preaching and have experienced the Lord’s rich blessing upon our meetings.

Part One of this volume consists of sixty gospel messages taken from the Old Testament. Part Two comprises one hundred fifty messages covering New Testament subjects. In addition, Part Three consists of an eight-part series of special topics for gospel preaching. An index has been included in which the messages are classified according to category. This allows the reader to cross-reference other messages in the same category.

Although much has been prepared for us in these outlines, still, on our part much is required. The riches provided here by our brother must be applied with much prayer and in the spirit of gospel preaching. Many of the outlines are rich and lengthy, demanding less additional development. Others, particularly toward the end of this volume, are presented in a simpler outline form and require more “cooking.” However, only a fresh burden from the living Lord and the anointing of the Spirit can assure that these outlines will fulfill the purpose for which they were intended. May the Lord provide all the gospel preachers the grace to labor together with Him to make His gospel so rich, so convincing, and so prevailing.

Finally, it should be noted that these outlines have not been reviewed in translation or composition by the speaker, and any inaccuracies are the sole responsibility of the editors. We gratefully acknowledge the joint effort of many in the production of this work. May the Lord use this book to gain His own glory in the church through the gospel.

Fullerton, California
The Editors
December 1980

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