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Like a Little Child Matthew 18:1-5. Kingdom of Heaven Live worthy, Eph. 4:1; Phil. 1:27 Live worthy, Eph. 4:1; Phil. 1:27 Danger of self-approval, 2 Cor.

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1 Like a Little Child Matthew 18:1-5

2 Kingdom of Heaven Live worthy, Eph. 4:1; Phil. 1:27 Live worthy, Eph. 4:1; Phil. 1:27 Danger of self-approval, 2 Cor. 10:12 (1 Cor. 4:3-4); Gal. 6:3-5 Danger of self-approval, 2 Cor. 10:12 (1 Cor. 4:3-4); Gal. 6:3-5 Greatness in kingdom: Like a little child, Matthew 18:1-4; 19:13-15 (Luke 18:15-17) Greatness in kingdom: Like a little child, Matthew 18:1-4; 19:13-15 (Luke 18:15-17) There are child-like qualities we must have to be faithful members of the kingdom of heaven There are child-like qualities we must have to be faithful members of the kingdom of heaven 2

3 H U M I L I T Y “Therefore whoever humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 18:4) In the sight of God, Jas. 4:10 –Subjection to God –Resist devil –Draw near to God –Cleanse hands and purify heart –Singular minds that mourn over sin, Jas. 4:7-9 (Matt. 5:3-4) 3

4 H U M I L I T Y “Therefore whoever humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 18:4) Among each other, Eph. 4:2; 1 Pet. 5:5 –To have unity, service and forgiveness (Rom. 12:15-16) –Produces qualities that bind us together in the kingdom, Col. 3:

5 F A I T H Dependency: We need help to reach heaven, Jer. 10:23; Prov. 14:12 –Grace and mercy, Eph. 2:4-8 –Guidance, Psalm 119:105 –Strength to endure, 2 Cor. 12:10 –Every blessing, Eph. 1:3 5

6 F A I T H Trust: No doubt that God supplies every need, Phil. 4:19 –“I will…you shall”, Matt. 11:28-30 –When we sin, 1 Jno. 2:1-2 –Burdens to carry, Heb. 13:5-6 –Needs of life, Matt. 6:

7 P U R I T Y Must be pure in our… –Heart, Matt. 5:8 –Conscience, 1 Tim. 1:5; 3:9 –Thoughts, Phil. 4:8 –Speech, Eph. 4:29 –Religion, James 1:27 Personal responsibility, Titus 1:15-16 –Does not just happen, Jas. 4:8 –Be an example, 1 Tim. 4:12 –Diligently guard yourself, 1 Timothy 5:22; 2 Peter 3:14 7

8 H O N E S T Y Integrity toward God and toward others –Toward God, Matthew 5:20; 23:27-28 –Toward others, 1 Ths. 4:11-12 (Titus 2:7-8) 8

9 E A G E R N E S S Eager to learn and to grow, Heb. 5:12-14; 1 Pet. 2:2 Eager for approval, Luke 6:46 Zeal for God, Titus 2:14 9

10 L O V E Moral obligation to love, Romans 13:8-10 –Love freely and innocently, like children –Always have love’s commitment toward others, Matthew 5:

11 LIKE A LITTLE CHILD Innocent of sin Be converted and enter the kingdom, Matt. 18:3 Be a worthy citizen of heaven, Phil. 1:27 11


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