The Kingdom Is Kids’ Stuff
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The Kingdom Is Kids’ Stuff

Mark 10:13–16  (ID: 1673)

Why did Jesus show interest and compassion toward the children who came to Him? What did He mean when He said that we should become “like little children”? Looking to Jesus’ encounter with children in Mark 10, Alistair Begg explores the biblical ideal of being childlike. In a culture that values achievement above all else, we must strive to acknowledge our helplessness and trust in Christ.

Let the Children Come to Me

13And they were bringing children to him that he might touch them, and the disciples rebuked them. 14But when Jesus saw it, he was indignant and said to them, “Let the children come to me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. 15Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.” 16And he took them in his arms and blessed them, laying his hands on them.

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Scripture taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Text provided by the Crossway Bibles Web Service.

Alistair Begg
Alistair Begg is Senior Pastor at Parkside Church in Cleveland, Ohio, and the Bible teacher on Truth For Life, which is heard on the radio and online around the world.