Friday’s Favorite

Summer is ending!  The winds of fall are beginning to blow leaves to the ground.  By this time next week, children will be sitting in classrooms all across the country, hopefully, with a sense of adventure; awaiting the new information and ideas they’ll discover.  Childhood is so precious… and children are amazing, beautiful and loving creatures.

Jesus made several very important statements about children. 

Matthew 18: 1-5 At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Who then is greatest in the kingdom of heaven?”  Then Jesus called a little child to Him, set him in the midst of them,  and said, “Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.  Therefore whoever humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. Whoever receives one little child like this in My name receives Me.”

Matthew 19: 13-14 Then little children were brought to Him that He might put His hands on them and pray, but the disciples rebuked them.  But Jesus said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven.”

Mark’s Gospel accounts of Jesus words

Mark 9: 37 “Whoever receives one of these little children in My name receives Me; and whoever receives Me, receives not Me but Him who sent Me.”

So… with these verses I offer you my Friday Favorite praying (!) you will be blessed by the simplicity and beauty of this little ones!  Blessings and safety for your weekend.

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There is great peace and joy in knowing the Lord Jesus Christ as my Savior. I am blessed to serve our Heavenly Father through Him. Everyday is a new day to share the the glorious Gospel message of grace and forgiveness; the blessings of hope; the Father God's eternal promises; and the importance of living daily in the will of God according to the Scriptures, especially now with the world in chaos and uncertainty. My life before I asked God to forgive me of all my sin through the blood of Jesus Christ and I repented (turned away from it); was one of utter selfishness in all aspects of my life. I partied, I lived for ME and only me! Now, I live for Him, with great joy daily. I want to share the Gospel, encourage other sisters/brothers in Christ through prayer and do as He leads by the faith He's given through His abundant grace! Read more on my "About Me" page at my site.

6 thoughts on “Friday’s Favorite”

  1. Stephanie, what a lovely post. I hadn’t heard “Hillsong Kids” before, and really enjoyed it. Thank you, sister for your faithful witness to our Lord, Jesus. I always enjoy and look forward to reading your posts….

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  2. I can’t watch videos with my connection, but my heart is always with children’s ministry.

    Regarding Jesus’ words “Let the children come to Me and forbid them not” – I believe these words, in the original, carry the same harshness of rebuke as His words to those when He cleansed the temple.

    Jesus was greatly upset that the children were being held back. I have felt the same way when I’ve been told by pastors “Oh we’re not interested in children (read ‘children’ in a deragatory tone) We’re only interested in reaching adults”

    Childhood is indeed precious and it is to our peril if we do not teach them well and give them a Biblical worldview to give them stability through the years ahead.

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    1. AMEN!! Without the children learning about the loving, merciful and and forgiving Father in heaven; through Christ’s shed blood… these children are growing into a world filled without hope, filled with anger and SIN abounding!
      A child is NEVER to kept from the learning of our God!
      I agree Angela… this situation angered Jesus.
      After all, we are told many, many times by our Savior that “unless we become as little children, we will NOT see the kingdom of heaven”.

      Thank you so much for your comments…
      Blessings to you as we watch and wait
      Stephanie

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  3. While reading this post, lovely came to mind, as well as Proverbs 22:6. It’s really sad, that many parents today, are allowing their young children to decide whether or not they will go to church or to learn about Jesus. What has happened to training them to know and love Jesus as their Savior; to know Him as the King of kings, and as the Lord of their lives? When my siblings and I were children, it was a given fact that we would be going to church, not only on Sunday mornings, but to services during the week, as well. We were taught to pray regularly at home. We grew up with a strong sense and knowledge of who Jesus is! We grew to love Him! We enjoyed going to church. Angela said it beautifully, “it is to our peril if we do not teach them well and give them a Biblical worldview to give them stability through the years ahead.” May the Lord bless you, abundantly!

    Paulette

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    1. I enjoyed the video! It was wonderful! 🙂

      By the way, don’t worry about the videos on Wednesday’s worship sessions. You aren’t doing anything wrong. Most of the time it’s a problem with the URL. I always try to find the same song, with a different “address.” I am happy to re-post a video, whenever necessary. 🙂 (I intended to tell you this last week! Sorry. :-)) Thank you so much for worshiping, at “A Place of Worship.”

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