Part of the Miscellaneous series, preached at a Sunday Morning service
Let's do a little thought exercise before you listen to this sermon. I want you to think about the most important Christian in your life. Think about the one who matters the most in the Kingdom of Heaven. Who in your life is the Christian that you want to model your faith after?
For many of you, no doubt it's your parents; a praying mom and dad who raised you in church. For others it's a grandparent. Maybe a close friend. Maybe even a spouse. Maybe it's your Pastor, or an elder in your church. Think about that person...who did you chose?
The Disciples asked Jesus the same question. Who was the most important in the Kingdom of God? And His response surprised them all...
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1At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven? 2And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, 3And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. 4Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. 5And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me. 6But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea. 7Woe unto the world because of offences! for it must needs be that offences come; but woe to that man by whom the offence cometh! 8Wherefore if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut them off, and cast them from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life halt or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into everlasting fire. 9And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life with one eye, rather than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire. 10Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven. (KJV)
1Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children; (KJV)