Summary: "For the kingdom of God belongs to those who are like these children"
The Gift of Childlike Faith Pt.2
Jesus said, “Let the children come to me. Don’t stop them! For the Kingdom of God belongs to those who are like these children. Unless you accept God’s kingdom in the simplicity of a child, you’ll never experience it.” Then he took the children in his arms and placed his hands on their heads and blessed them. (Video)
2019 The Year of ….
Today I want to continue to look at this statement of Jesus
For the Kingdom of God belongs to those who are like these children. Unless you see God’s kingdom in the simplicity of a child, you’ll never experience it.“
We make this relation with Lord so complicated
We make it hard sometimes
From Our Kids
I know how much I love something by how hard it would be to lose it.
“What If I don’t want to grow up”
A Christian should only have one spouse. It’s called monotony.
Noah’s wife was called Joan of Ark
Solomon had 300 wives and 700 porcupines.
Joshua led the Israelites in the battle of Geritol
The first commandment was when Eve told Adam to eat the apple
It says “the Lord thy God is One.” But I think He is a lot older than that.
The epistles were the wives of the apostles
Jesus had twelve opossums. The worst one was Judas Asparagus. Judas was so evil that they named a yucky vegetable after him
When you get scared, God will bring you your blanket. He said the Comforter would come
The Bible says for my mommy and daddy to teach me -Wow they must talk to God
We looked at What was Jesus meaning when He said
“to see the Kingdom in the simplicity of a child?” and
What does it mean that unless
we approach the kingdom of God
as a child will never EXPERIENCE IT
(the presence, the provision, power of God)
How does a child look at things?
How does a child look at their relationship with the Lord?
IT ALL BEGINS WITH CHILDLIKE FAITH
As I said
So many have the wrong
understanding of God
Too busy- except for super spiritual people
Waiting to discipline people
Hard and demanding
The definition of childlike
Is it possible to approach life with childlike faith?
With all the complications of life
how do we get there or get back there?
We saw the answer is
Keep It Simple Saint
To see God the way a child does
Unaffected by challenges
The Word says
Ps 46:10 “Be still , and know that I am God;
Phil 1: 6 being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ
Heb 13:5-6 God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.“ So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. helper; I will not be afraid.
John 10:10 I have come that they may have life , and have it to the full
Matt 11:28-30“ Come to me , all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
Isa 66:13 As a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you;
We looked at
How to live in childlike faith (Faithing like a child )
The simple childlike version
(Good News To share with others)
We saw Seeing God… “the childlike version” remember
God is not angry with us
One of the greatest challenges I face with people
Lam 3:25: The Lord is not angry but loving to those whose hope is in Him
1 John 4:15-16 If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in him and he in God. And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love .
Our sins are completely forgiven
Past and future
He doesn’t condemn us when we fail
It’s not about what you’ve done but what He’s done
Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, 2 because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death.
Col 1:13-14 For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.
It’s not about “Religion” but “Relationship”
We don’t have to “do” or “not do” to receive His love
Eph 2:8-9 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith — and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by your efforts , so that no one can boast.