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 #20 – Does Christ’s death mean all our sins can be forgiven? [NCC Q25]
Powerpoint Pictures: Empty Milk Carton; Empty Biscuit Tin; Empty Wallet or Piggy Bank
When we say something is all gone – what do we mean?
There is nothing left.
Everything has been used up.
You might pick up a bottle of milk and go to pour it out on your cereal and nothing comes out.
You go to the biscuit tin, open it up and find there are no biscuits left – no chocolate malted milk, no custard cream – empty – not even a crumb.
Or when you go to your wallet or piggy bank to find out how much money you have in and there is no money in it.
It’s all gone.
Now we’ve been thinking about how we need a redeemer to bring us back into a relationship with God and this redeemer is Jesus Christ.
He is the only redeemer because He is the only one who is both truly human and also truly God.
And because He is, His death is able to take the punishment that our sins deserve so we can be forgiven if we trust in Him.
But when we trust in Jesus, are all our sins forgiven or just some of them?
Let’s find out now as we look at our next Big Question
Q: Does Christ’s death mean all our sins can be forgiven?
What does God’s Word tell us?
It says that for those who repent of their sin and put their faith in Jesus, God says: “As far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.” (Psalm 103:12)
Because “He made the one who did not know sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” (2 Corinthians 5:21)
When Jesus died on the cross, every sin that His people will commit, past, present, and future, was put on Him, and He punished for them until there was no sin left to be punished.
Our sins are totally, completely, finally forgiven.
To God there are all gone.
So, does Christ’s death mean all our sins can be forgiven?
A: Yes, because Christ’s death on the cross fully paid the penalty for our sin, God will remember our sins no more.
Isn’t that wonderful news?
To help us remember that, let’s say the question and answer out loud together.
Does Christ’s death mean all our sins can be forgiven? Yes, because Christ’s death on the cross fully paid the penalty for our sin, God will remember our sins no more.