Presentation on theme: "Mark 10:13-16 (NASV) 13 And they were bringing children to Him so that He might touch them; but the disciples rebuked them. 14 But when Jesus saw this,"— Presentation transcript:
Mark 10:13-16 (NASV) 13 And they were bringing children to Him so that He might touch them; but the disciples rebuked them. 14 But when Jesus saw this, He was indignant and said to them, “Permit the children to come to Me; do not hinder them; for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. 15 Truly I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child will not enter it at all.” 16 And He took them in His arms and began blessing them, laying His hands on them.
Verse 13 People were bringing children to Jesus ….. Parents keen to have children blessed prepared to put themselves out might today represent parents who “opt in”
Verse 13 ….. But the disciples scolded them Disciples tried to hinder parents and children could not have been more wrong today – could be siding with the critics of RE in schools
Verse 14 When Jesus saw this ….. Jesus wants to bless children was “indignant” - aganakteo in Greek still cares about children
Therefore … We do our children a great disservice if we hinder them from encountering the story and message of Jesus