August 04, 2015
Children of God
The gist of the sermon was that many believers have forgotten what it’s like to be a child and the pastor took worshippers down memory lane to help them reconnect with the kid inside. Chasing butterflies in the morning and fireflies at night; being able to play in a bedroom that is still a mess and splashing in mud puddles. He described children as spontaneous, genuine, open and vulnerable. The pastor said, “You have to take along the little child within you; not childishness, but childlikeness.” Jesus was indignant when his disciples rebuked people for bringing little children to have him touch them. Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it” (Mark 10:14b-15 NIV).