Jesus’ Expectation of Children

The Kingdom of Jesus is designed with children in mind. Jesus shows how He expects their full involvement.

1 Children will Experience the Kingdom of Heaven

  • Jesus said to adults, “Unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the Kingdom of Heaven.” (Matthew 18:3)

2 Children will Come to Him

  • Jesus called the children to Him, and said, “Let the children come to me.” (Luke 18:15-16)

3 Children will Feel His Touch on their Lives

  • He took them up in His arms. He placed his hands on each of them. (Mark 10:13-16)

4 Children will be Serving in His Kingdom

  • He used a child’s contribution. (John 6:9)
  • He showed that “being about Father’s business” is the natural place for a child to be. (Luke 2:49)

5 Children will Possess the Kingdom of Heaven

  • He said of children, “Of such is the Kingdom of Heaven.” It belongs to them. (Matthew 19:14-15)

6 Children will Worship, Praise, Proclaim Jesus and His Kingdom, and be involved in Spiritual Warfare

  • He welcomed the children’s expression and honoured their involvement. (Matthew 21:15-16)

7 Children will be “Carriers” of Jesus

  • When children are welcomed, Jesus is present. (Mark 9:36-37)

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