Jesus is Better

Sunday, March 21, 2021

Hebrews was a letter written to encourage believers to not only stand strong in their faith, but also to grow in their faith. More than anything else, though, the writer of Hebrews preached the superiority of Jesus: Jesus was present at the creation of the world. He is the heir of all things and God spoke to the people through Him.

Because the writer of Hebrews was writing to a mostly Jewish audience, he used the history and heroes of the Old Testament to show how Jesus fulfilled all of God’s promises to send a Messiah to save His people. As you introduce your kids to the Book of Hebrews, concentrate on a major theme found in chapters 1–8: Jesus is better.

Jesus is better than angels. He is the Son of God. He is better than Moses and the Mosaic covenant. Jesus completely fulfilled the covenant of the Old Testament; that made Jesus’ new covenant far better. Jesus is better than the tabernacle and the priests. 

Because of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection, the people no longer needed priests to speak to God for them or to offer sacrifices to take away their sins. These Old Testament figures, laws, and traditions pointed forward to someone better: Jesus.

Emphasize to your kids that Jesus is better than anyone and anything. He is the better Prophet, the better Priest, and the better King. Everyone who trusts in Jesus has salvation from sin through His perfect life, death, and resurrection. As the church, Jesus calls us to share the gospel with the world. Jesus is the superior solution to the problem of sin. He is all that is needed for salvation.

Check this session’s Activity Page and Big Picture Card as well as the Gospel Project for Kids Family App for ways to interact with the Bible content this week.

FAMILY STARTING POINTS 

  • Babies and Toddlers
    • ○ The good news is about Jesus.
    • ○ Jesus is better than anyone and anything.
    • ○ Jesus is God the Son.
    • ○ Jesus became a human being to rescue us.
    • ○ Jesus is the greatest!
  • Preschool
    • ○ Jesus is better than anyone and anything.
    • ○ What is the gospel? The gospel is the good news that God sent His Son, Jesus, into the world to rescue sinners.
  • Kids
    • ○ Jesus, our great High Priest, brought a better covenant. 
    • ○ What is the gospel? The gospel is the good news that God sent His Son, Jesus, into the world to rescue sinners.
  • UNIT KEY PASSAGE
  • 1 Chronicles 16:31 
  • NEXT WEEK 
  • “The Hall of Faith” (Hebrews 11)