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 #21 – What else does Christ’s death redeem? [NCC Q26]
Powerpoint Pictures: Picture of beautiful places, animals, plants, buildings, artwork
This world is full of lots of beautiful things.
There are places of beauty.
There are beautiful animals and plants.
There are building, architecture that has a beauty to it.
As well as beautiful pieces of art.
Yet as beautiful as all these things are, they are not as beautiful as they could be. It is possible for all of these things to be even more beautiful than they already are. And that’s because, they, like everything in the world, have been affected by sin.
Sin has damaged every single part of God’s creation. If sin had not entered the world, God’s world and everything He made, would be more beautiful and more wonderful, that anyone can imagine it to be.,
But here’s some incredible news. One day, creation, this world, will be so much better than it is now.
That’s what the answer to our next Big Question tells us.
Let’s find out now as we look at it.
Q: What else does Christ’s death redeem?
Is it only people?
Does Jesus’ death only mean that all our sins can be forgiven?
Look at this verses from the Bible. “Creation itself will also be set free from the bondage to decay.” (Romans 8:21)
Here we are told that all of creation is under God’s curse because of sin. However, one day it will be set free. Jesus’ death is the beginning of all of creation being redeem and re-created and made what it was meant to be. A new creation that is truly beautiful.
“For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, and through him to reconcile everything to himself, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.” (Colossians 1:19-20)
So, what else does Christ’s death redeem?
A: Every part of fallen creation.
And if we trust in Christ we will one day get to enjoy this new creation.
To help us remember that, let’s say the question and answer out loud together.
What else does Christ’s death redeem? Every part of fallen creation.