13 People were bringing little children to Jesus for him to place his hands on them, but the disciples rebuked them. 14 When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. 15 Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” 16 And he took the children in his arms, placed his hands on them and blessed them.
Jesus said we must be like a little child to enter the kingdom of God.
What are the characteristics of a child?
- Children are dependent
- They are trustworthy
- They are responsive and submissive
- They surrender to authority willingly
- They are always learning
Come to Jesus as a child.
From Brad Cooper's sermon on November 3, 2013 at Cross Road Church.