This is part of a series of kids talks I’m doing in the morning service at Banstead Community Church based on the New City Catechism.
Big Question #15 – Who is the Redeemer? [NCC Q20]
Powerpoint Pictures: Book Covers – The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe; Matilda; A Bear called Paddington; The Hobbit
I want you to see if you can guess the name of the hero I’m describing from some well-known children’s stories.
Here’s the first hero. He is a talking lion. He is the true King of Narnia. He is killed by the White Witch on the stone table but rises from the dead. It is ASLAN from the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.
Here’s the second hero. She is a 6 and half year old girl. She likes reading books. She is able to move objects with her eyes and make them float in the air. It is MATILDA from the book Matilda.
Here’s the third hero. He is from Peru. He loves marmalade sandwiches. He was discovered in a train station in London. It is PADDINTON BEAR from the book A bear called Paddington.
One final hero. He is sometimes referred to as a halfling. His home is in the Shire. He goes on adventure which involves a dragon. It is BILBO BAGGINS from the book The Hobbit.
In the Bible there is also a hero. The Redeemer. And this is brilliant news for us.
Because having learned that God will not allow our disobedience and idolatry to go unpunished, that He is righteously angry with our sin and will punish us both in this life and in the life to come, there is a way to escape punishment.
God reconciles us to Himself by a Redeemer.
We can be saved from God’s judgment in hell because there is a Redeemer who has taken what we deserve so that we can be friends with God again.
Who is this redeemer? That’s the question our Big Question today asks. Let’s look at it now…
Q: Who is the Redeemer?
Who is the only one who can reconcile us to God?
Who is the only one who fits the description of what this redeemer will be like found in the Old Testament?
“For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.” (1 Timothy 2:5)
The only person who can take the punishment of God we deserve and make it possible for us to be in right relationship with God is Jesus Christ.
He is the hero of the Bible.
He is the mediator.
The one who can bring us and God together.
So, the answer to the question, ‘Who is the Redeemer?’ is this.
A: The only redeemer is the Lord Jesus Christ.
Let’s say the question and answer out loud together.
Who is the Redeemer? The only Redeemer is the Lord Jesus Christ.