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  • 1. SO IT ALL COMES DOWN TO KIDS? Luke 9:46-48
  • 2.
    • Concerning the Greatest
    • 9:46 Now an argument started among the disciples as to which of them might be the greatest. 9:47 But when Jesus discerned their innermost thoughts, he took a child, had him stand by his side, 9:48 and said to them, “Whoever welcomes this child in my name welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me, for the one who is least among you all is the one who is great.”
    NET Bible® ©1996-2006 by Biblical Studies Press, L.L.C. www.bible.org All rights reserved. LUKE 9:46-48 (NET Bible)
  • 3. TAKE HOME
    • Greatness is less about reaching up and more about stooping…and kissing babies.
    • The way to Jesus is through the nursery and playground.
    • Can I say with Jesus, “Let the little children come to me”?
    • Life in the upside down kingdom may keep me off balance…better get used to it!
  • 4. Opening Prayer
  • 5. Announcements
  • 6. Worship
  • 7. What Is It With Children? Why The Fuss About The Little _________?
    • They are non-entities…to many.
    • The Apostles saw them as clutter.
    • Some see them as cash cows (prostitution… intentionally maimed they can at least beg).
    • In some cultures only little boys stand a chance
  • 8. Are You Amazed That Jesus Would Use Such An Index For Approaching Him?
    • Why not ‘climb a great mount’ or ‘swim the English Channel’ or (you name it)?
    • Kingdom rules are different than what the World lives by with emphasis on credentials and stature.
  • 9. Jesus Always Worked With People On The Fringe
    • Tax collectors were welcome to hang out with him.
    • Prostitutes were not off limits to him.
    • His cadre of disciples were a nondescript bunch...a tangle of humanity
    • And now…children!
  • 10. Nobody Is A Nobody In The Eyes Of Our Savior
    • Lazarus, with weeping sores which were cleaned by a dog…he ends up in Glory.
    • Doctors (like Luke) and folk we consider ‘successes’ are rare in his entourage.
    • Is it any wonder he calls us to care for such ‘lesser’ people if we are get to first base with Jesus?
  • 11. I believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God. I trust him as my Lord and Savior. Confession
  • 12. Worship
  • 13. Offering
  • 14. This Is An Actual Rule And Kingdom Metaphor
    • The Least…we need to love and tend to them.
    • The Least…that’s what we need to be.
    • The Least…God loves them all…every bit as much as others.
  • 15. Matthew 25 Is A Splendid Story Of Who Is ‘In’ And Who Is On The ‘Outs’
    • Didn’t take time for the sick and those roughed up by life? No need to apply!
    • Couldn’t take time to call on a weary soul or visit one of God’s kids when they were bruised and battered? So what did you think it meant to be a disciple of Jesus?
    • And the end result is much more severe than getting an A- rather than an A…you flunked the test, friend!
  • 16. It’s All About The Least, The Most Vulnerable, The ‘Low Rung’ People
    • Get used to it!
    • Get to it!
    • Get it?
  • 17. Worship
  • 18. Prayer
  • 19. TAKE HOME
    • Greatness is less about reaching up and more about stooping…and kissing babies.
    • The way to Jesus is through the nursery and playground.
    • Can I say with Jesus, “Let the little children come to me”?
    • Life in the upside down kingdom may keep me off balance…better get used to it!
  • 20. SO IT ALL COMES DOWN TO KIDS? Luke 9:46-50