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Like A Child

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. Mark 10:14

We all know and sang the song “Jesus loves the little children” and he does! But notice how this is in complete opposition of religion or the world. In this scene, the children saw Jesus and wanted to come to him, however the adults were rebuking them and telling them to go away.

Even in modern day “Churches” or society we still act the same way. “Children are to be seen and not heard!” Why are we so offended by the outburst of a child? Why be angered by the cries of a baby? Because we as humans are puffed up with pride! We need to sound and act important, if Jesus is truly your master, he was ok with kids interrupting the service, why aren’t you?

“Truly I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child will not enter it at all.” Mark 10:15

Jesus takes it one step further and says unless we become like these children we cant enter Heaven…ouch! Our big puffed up egos are bruised! What are the traits of children? Innocence, trust, wonder, curious, honest, these are qualities we all need as Christians.

Jesus said unless we become “Born Again” we cant enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Becoming Born Again is a transformation of your mind and heart. Until we renew our minds like children, until we bring back that innocence and honesty, we cant enter Heaven. Until we Repent and accept Jesus as our Lord we cant become like Children of God! Amen!

On A Tree

“If a man has committed a sin worthy of death and he is put to death, and you hang him on a tree, Deuteronomy 21:22

Why did Jesus have to die on a cross? This is probably the first question that comes to mind when you first discover Jesus. To understand this, you first need to understand Sin and its consequences. Under the Moral Law of God, the wages of sin is death.

The penalty to be hung on a tree was fulfilled when Christ was crucified to the cross. Jesus took your place on that tree!

for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, being justified as a gift by His grace through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus; Romans 3:23-24

We are all guilty of Sin, breaking Gods Moral Law, and the penalty for that Sin is death. However because God is full of Love and Mercy, Jesus took our place and became our atoning sacrifice for our Sins. Because of his atonement, we are justified before God, this gift from God is called Grace

But when the fullness of the time came, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the Law, so that He might redeem those who were under the Law, that we might receive the adoption as sons. Galatians 4:4-5

Jesus became Flesh, born of Mary, born Under The Law. Even though Jesus committed no sin, he bore the penalty for our sins. In order for Jesus to Fulfill The Law (Matthew 5:17) he has to be Under The Law. Because Christ defeated Sin and death and rose after 3 days, we can now be Children of God Amen!

Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed. 1 Peter 2:24 (KJV)