LUKE 18:15-18


November 9, 2014

Todd Chapman

Luke 18:15-18 ESV: [15] Now they were bringing even infants to him that he might touch them. And when the disciples saw it, they rebuked them. [16] But Jesus called them to him, saying, “Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. [17] Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.” [18] And a ruler asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?”

Jesus makes it clear, absolutely everyone is invited to draw near to Him, but only those who become like a child will enter His kingdom. 

To enjoy Jesus’ kingdom we must become like a child.  Completely trusting.

  • Children are trusting.  But are:
    • Unable to think abstractly
    • Naive
    • Egocentric
    • Self-centered
  • Adults learn to trust.  Our trust is rooted in understanding:
    • Able to think abstractly
    • Sophisticated
    • God-focused
    • Unselfish

Trust produces a playful, worry-free, happy perspective.  For kids.  For adults who trust GOD.