Sunday Morning Worship | Carl McCray, Pastor
This is the first sermon in a series titled “Road Rules” about four different events in the life of Jesus. These are four different teaching moments, different conversations in which Jesus gave us some principles that are necessary for life. You could call these life lessons or rules for the road that we are all traveling upon. These apply to every one of us no matter how many miles of road you have covered. Today, we will focus on Mark 10:13-16 (NIV), a conversation Jesus had regarding little children.
God’s word tells us in Ephesians 2:8 that salvation is a gift. It is to be accepted and received. It can never be earned. Entrance into the kingdom of God is a gift that we must receive, and we must receive it like a child. How does a child receive anything? With total and complete dependence. God wants us to be completely and totally dependent upon Him.
Jesus is saying:
- Entrance into the kingdom of God is something you receive, not achieve.
- In order to enter the kingdom of God, we must receive it like a child.
- In order to enter the kingdom of God, we must Imitate the attitude of a child.
I hope you watch the video below or listen to the MP3 audio of the sermon and be blessed.
ROAD RULE #1: Life with God (salvation) is a gift to be received, to be enjoyed and to be explored with the gracious enthusiasm of a child.