The Finished Work of Christ (for Kids)

thumb1.jpg1.  Propitiation: Jesus drank the entire cup of God's anger against us God is loving and merciful but he is also holy and just.  He cannot just smile at sin and forget it.  In fact, God is angry at  sinners and is right to judge us.  Though we deserved to be punished and feel the anger of God upon us, Jesus took our place when he died on the cross.  On the cross he not only died to take away our sin, but He also died to drink the cup of all of God's anger against us. (John 18:11, Rom. 3:25, Heb. 2:17)

chains_broken1.jpg2.  Redemption: Jesus paid the price to set us free from sin's power

Before we become followers of Jesus we are slaves chained to our sin.  We can do nothing on our own to free us from the power and penalty of sin.  But Jesus came to pay the price (to redeem us) and set us free from the power of sin through his blood shed for us on the cross (Gal. 3:13, Titus 2:4, 1 Pet. 1:18-19)

058-prodigal-son1.jpg3.  Reconcilitation: Jesus brings us to God as a member of His family

When God sent Jesus to die on the cross he not only set us free from the power of sin, he also brought us into his family.  He completely changed us from being a far-off enemy to a close child and friend.  This picture of reconciliation can be seen clearly in the story of the lost son in Luke 15:11-32. (Rom. 5:10, 2 Cor. 5:18-20, Col. 1:20-22)