Tahlequah Worship Center
May 8, 2022
  • Jesus Loves The Little Children
  • He Touched Me
      • 1 Corinthians 15:3–4KJV1900

      • Romans 10:9KJV1900

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    Jesus Loves The Little Children
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    The Children of God

    We are going to be in Mark 10 today.
    Today is Mother’s Day. I want to thank all the Mother’s that are here.
    When you think about Mother’s, what do you think of?
    Most of us think about our Mother, or our Grandmother.
    Why is that?
    Being a mother is not just something you are, but something you do.
    When you look at societies that are at risk, you see a common factor - Do you know what it is?
    It’s the absence of a Father or father figure.
    Why am I talking about fathers on Mother’s Day?
    It’s because for the most part, the mother is there.
    Mom’s are intrinsically tied to there kids.
    When I was a kid, my parents divorced. I stayed with my Mom. Dad’s almost never got the kids.
    Let’s just face it dads are not well equipped to deal with children.
    Grandpas might be, but dads don’t usually have the patience.
    Who is more likely to leave?
    Who is more likely to kill them?
    There might have been a time or two where the only thing keeping me from killing one of the boys is what I would do with the body.
    I don’t care if you if you call me sexist, I’m just stating the facts.
    Moms are special.
    Moms love their children.
    Moms pray for their children.
    I saw my Dad morn his Dad.
    It was hard on him, but not as hard as loosing his mom.
    Happy Mother’s Day.
    Let’s talk about God’s Children.
    Mark 10:13–16 NKJV
    13 Then they brought little children to Him, that He might touch them; but the disciples rebuked those who brought them. 14 But when Jesus saw it, He was greatly displeased and said to them, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of God. 15 Assuredly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will by no means enter it.” 16 And He took them up in His arms, laid His hands on them, and blessed them.

    Touch Them

    Landon read the Matthew 19 account and it says put his hands on them.
    Here is says touch them.
    The idea is clearly that he was to pray for them and bless them.
    However, let’s just talk about the the idea of touch.
    To be honest, we don’t know what’s going on with touch, but we do know that it is helpful
    It reduces stress, it helps with depression, it lowers your BP.
    I’ve heard that hugging or holding someone for a minute gives off a natural trust.
    I remember that i went over to a friends house one time and his daughter just came over and sat in my lap.
    Sometimes kids just know when someone is safe.
    point here is that Jesus is showing the importance of children.
    The importance of holding them.
    The importance of touch.
    I’ve said this before, but I went to church with my buddy Bobby a few times.
    Even though I wasn’t a Christian, I was touched by something they did every Sunday.
    The Pastor would gather all the children, and he would pray over them.
    It was touching.
    When we look at scripture, an elder blessing the children comes up often.
    Think of Abraham blessing Isaac, and Isaac blessing Jacob, and Jacob blessing his sons.
    But the blessing goes both ways, doesn’t it.
    Kids are a blessing
    Psalm 127:5 NKJV
    5 Happy is the man who has his quiver full of them; They shall not be ashamed, But shall speak with their enemies in the gate.
    We are to touch our children, but we need to

    Teach Them

    It is not explicitly stated here, but this is exactly what Jesus is doing.
    He is leading by example. He is teaching his children.
    The Bible tells us we should be teaching many places.
    One place is:
    Proverbs 22:6 NKJV
    6 Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it.
    This is a truism. Proverbs are general rules about life and so it doesn’t always follow.
    But there are commands, like in:
    Deuteronomy 6:4–9 NKJV
    4 “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one! 5 You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength. 6 “And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. 7 You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up. 8 You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. 9 You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.
    All of these things point to us teaching our children about God.
    Are we teaching them?
    Maybe we are but do we:

    Trust Like Them

    The text here says we must be like a child.
    This does not mean we are to be childish, but to trust like children.
    Do you trust God like a child trusts their parents?
    Think about this.
    Young children infants, babies
    They cannot take care of themselves at all, but must rely on their parents for nearly everything.
    We are to rely on God for everything as well.
    Remember what Jesus told Nicodemus - That we must be born again.
    All of our understanding is renewed when we are saved.
    We are saved by Grace through Faith.
    How’s your faith?
    Let’s trust God.
    One more thing, we must

    Take Care of Them

    I know it doesn’t say it directly here, but in what Landon read last week and within this context,
    In Matthew 18:6
    Matthew 18:6 NKJV
    6 “Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to sin, it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were drowned in the depth of the sea.
    There is something within me that just explodes when I read or hear about someone that harms a little child.
    Now, in our text it says little children, but in Luke is says infants.
    In Greek, it’s all the same word. We are talking about babies.
    I’m sure everyone knows one of biggest things going on in politics.
    I checked this morning. It’s one of the top stories.
    Someone leaked a draft of a supreme court decision that would reverse Roe vs Wade.
    I don’t deal with politics very often.
    But abortion is not a political issue - it’s a humans rights issue.
    Let me just say it outright: Abortion is the greatest evil in the world right now.
    Worse than Putin.
    Most of you know that I’ve been active in the Pro-life movement and more recently in the Abolitionist movement.
    I’ve been to the clinic and I’ve met some of the biggest names in these movement.
    I’m going to state this plainly.
    A fetus/embryo/blastocyst are all the same thing - they are a baby.
    You were a blastocyst, then an embryo, then a fetus, and then you were born.
    At every stage of development - it is a human baby.
    It is not part of the mother, but it is its own thing. It has its own DNA, its own developing organs.
    This is a scientific fact.
    To perform an abortion is murder.
    And it is evil.
    The ones that do it are evil.
    And since I was little, we Americans have murdered millions of our own babies.
    Today, on Mother’s Day. Let speak out about this travesty.
    Let’s protect the babies.
      • Mark 10:13–16KJV1900

      • Psalm 127:5KJV1900

      • Proverbs 22:6KJV1900

      • Deuteronomy 6:4–9KJV1900

      • Matthew 18:6KJV1900

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