As a Little Child

Our Bible study for English speaking Burmese studied Jesus blessing the little children last Sunday.   Two themes emerged from the passage.  1) Jesus wants us to make it easy for the children to come to him.  2) Jesus said we must be childlike to come to him.   We asked the question, What is it about a child that makes them fit for the kingdom?   Here are some thoughts:   they are incapable of pride but desirous of approval,  they imitate their father, they may do wrong but are malleable to instruction, they are dependent on others (to bring them to Jesus), children are vulnerable, they think in concrete terms not nuance, they need a family to love them, they seek adventure, and they see all things with new eyes.   (These are pictures of some of the little children of our Burmese families at First Wesleyan Church).

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About johnmcmurphy

Jesus is first and foremost in my life. He is above all religions, principalities and powers. In everything He must increase and I must decrease. Into the hands of Jesus, God has placed life and death, truth and purity. strength and meaning. Only in a growing understanding of the triune God, and his son Jesus can I do, breathe, exist and serve. I have a Bachelor's degree in Bible from Vennard College, a Master's in Social Science from Azusa Pacific University and a Ph. D. from Ohio State in Family Relations and Human Development. I am an ordained pastor involved in cross-cultural ministry. I am currently employed at several colleges as an instructor. If you need to get in touch with me, just leave a comment, I screen all comments and so you can leave further contact information which I will erase before it is published. -John

Posted on September 23, 2008, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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