This year my series of Advent Kids Talk are going to be linked to the book Fixated by Tim Chester which we are going to be using as a church. Here’s the second part.
Advent – Fix Your Eyes on Jesus the Word
Powerpoint Pictures: Merry Christmas in different languages (if you can have people saying it, even better).
In a moment we are going to hear lots of people say Merry Christmas, and I wonder if you can guess what language they are saying it in? [French; German; Spanish; Thai; Madarin; Klingon etc]
During advent we are going to look at some of the reasons why fixing our eyes on Jesus is the most important thing we can do this Christmas.
And the first reason we’re going to see is because Jesus is the Word.
Jesus is the Word.
“Long ago God spoke to our ancestors by the prophets at different times and in different ways. In these last days, he has spoken to us by his Son.” (Hebrews 1:1-2a)
Jesus is the Word – the One through whom God speaks to us.
What does that mean?
It means that He is the one who makes God known to us. If you want to know what God is like, look at Jesus. Everything we need to know about God is found in Him because He is God.
In the past God made Himself known to people through dreams, prophecies, visions, miracles, words and so on – what we find written down for us in the Old Testament.
But now that Jesus has come, God does not need to speak in these ways anymore, because Jesus tells us everything we need to know about God.
You see Jesus isn’t just a messenger, He is also the message.
God’s Word to us is Jesus. He is the language God speaks.
We heard at the start people saying merry Christmas in different languages. Well, God has said Merry Christmas too. Not in English but in Jesus.
We say merry Christmas. God says Jesus.
Because everything God wants to say to us is found in Him.
So that’s the first reason why we should fix our eyes on Jesus this Christmas. Because He is the Word. He makes God known to us.
More Advent/Christmas Kids Talks can be found HERE.
(Photo: Hans Kristian Pedersen)