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 fourth part.
Advent – Fix Your Eyes on Jesus who is our Pioneer
Powerpoint Pictures: Sir Edmund Hillary with Tenzing Norgay; Amelia Earhart; Johannes Gutenberg; Neil Armstrong.
A pioneer is someone who does something for the first time, showing to others that it is possible.
They show how it can be done and set a trail for others to follow in their footsteps.
There are lots of famous pioneers.
Sir Edmund Hillary with Tenzing Norgay were the first to climb Mount Everest.
Amelia Earhart was the first woman to fly a plane solo across the Atlantic.
Johannes Gutenberg created the first printing press making possible mass production of books.
Neil Armstrong was the first to successfully land and walk on the moon.
Each of these people were the first to do something.
They were pioneers. Showing others what was possible.
Now, when it comes to being a pioneer, Jesus is the most important one of all, and that is what I want to show you this morning.
Over the four Sundays in Advent, we’ve been looking at some of the reasons why fixing our eyes on Jesus is the most important thing we can do this Christmas.
We should fix our eyes on Jesus because He is the Word – the One who makes God known to us.
We should fix our eyes on Jesus because He is the GOAT – the greatest of all time. Compared to the angels, those glorious and powerful beings, He is better. He is superior. His name is more excellent.
There’s something else about Jesus that means we should fix our eyes on Him.
It is because He is our pioneer.
Look at another verse from the book of Hebrews. “For in bringing many sons and daughters to glory, it was entirely appropriate that God—for whom and through whom all things exist—should make the pioneer of their salvation perfect through sufferings.” (Hebrews 2:10)
Jesus being our pioneer is great news for us if our faith is in Him.
Because first, it proves that it is possible for humans to be made new. To be made perfect after death. To be raised from the dead with new resurrection bodies, as that’s what happened to Jesus.
He came out of the tomb with a body that could not die, that was fit for life in heaven.
But also, because it proves that it is possible for us to be made new. For us to one day be raised from the dead with new resurrection bodies, as Jesus is leading many sons and daughters to glory.
Jesus shows us the way to heaven and ensures that we make it there if we are trusting in Him.
So, why we should fix our eyes on Jesus this Christmas?
Because He is our pioneer. He shows us the way to heaven and ensures us that we be with him there.
More Advent/Christmas Kids Talks can be found HERE.
(Photo: Hans Kristian Pedersen)