“At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Who then is greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” Then Jesus called a little child to Him, set him in the midst of them, and said, “Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore whoever humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. Whoever receives one little child like this in My name receives Me.” (Matt. 18:1-5)
This message is the third in a series using Matthew 7:1 as a lens to understand God as our Father. What are three things that we have taken from this verse?
How does our sermon text in Matthew 18:1-5 rate the importance of childlikeness? See also Mark 10:13-16.
What are the characteristics of childlikeness that are represented in Christlikeness?
Jesus was always about His Father’s business. See Luke 2:49. And, Jesus tells us in John 5:17-19 that the Father is always working.
What is the Father working on? John 3:16, Psalm 2:1-3, Psalm 110:1, and Matthew 28:18-20
What are the Lord’s tools and expectations for a “child under training”? 1 John 5:1-5, 1 Timothy 3:16 and Ephesians 4:11
The Father’s expectations for us.