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 third part.
Advent – Fix Your Eyes on Jesus who is Better
Powerpoint Pictures: Lionel Messi; Maradona; George Best; Pele; Cristiano Ronaldo; Elvis; The Beatles; The Rolling Stones; Chuck Berry. Aretha Franklin; Archimedes; Isambard Kingdom Brunel; Leonardo da Vinci; George Stephenson; Robert Stephenson; Michelangelo; Rembrandt; Van Gogh; Monet; Picasso.
When we say that someone is the GOAT. We don’t mean that they are one of these. A four legged animals that bleats and sometimes has great beards!
No, we mean that they are the GREATEST OF ALL TIME at something.
In football we might say that of: Lionel Messi or Maradona or George Best or Pele or Cristiano Ronaldo.
In music we might say that of Elvis or The Beatles or The Rolling Stones or Chuck Berry or Aretha Franklin.
In engineering, we might say that of: Archimedes or Isambard Kingdom Brunel or Leonardo da Vinci or George Stephenson and his son Robert.
In art, we might say that of: Leonardo Da Vinci or Michelangelo or Rembrandt or Van Gogh or Monet or Picasso.
Each these people are considered to be GOATs.
As humans they are undoubtable incredibly gifted at what they were known for, but none of them compare to the one man who was truly perfect.
The Lord Jesus.
He is the ultimate GOAT and I want to take a couple of moments to show you this.
During advent we are looking at some of the reasons why fixing our eyes on Him is the most important thing we can do this Christmas.
One reason was because Jesus is the Word. He is the One who makes God known to us.
The next reason is because Jesus is the best. He is the GOAT.
Look at these verses in Hebrews 1: “After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high. So he became superior to the angels, just as the name he inherited is more excellent than theirs.” (Hebrews 1:3-4)
To show how great Jesus is, what the writer of Hebrews does, is compare Jesus to the most magnificent beings in the universe.
Because nothing is more powerful and glorious than an angel.
But compared to an angel, Jesus is more glorious. He is better. He is superior. His name is more excellent.
And the reason why He is, is because He, the eternal Son of God, who is God, humbled Himself as He took on human flesh, was born as a man, lived a righteous life, and died to make purification for sins.
God the Father accepted His sacrifice, raising Him from the dead and welcoming Him into heaven where He now sits at His right hand with all authority, including over the angels.
Jesus is the GOAT, He is better than the angels, because He is the eternal Son of God, but because He done what the angels promised at Christmas. He is good news of great joy for all people. He is the Saviour who has saved His people from their sins. And He is reigning as King, and His rule will never end.
So that’s the second reason why we should fix our eyes on Jesus this Christmas. Because He is better than the angels. He is the greatest of all time.
More Advent/Christmas Kids Talks can be found HERE.
(Photo: Hans Kristian Pedersen)