Cornerstone Vineyard Church
Exceptional Childcare: Jesus is downright serious about kids!
September 26, 2021
Main Scripture Reference(s)
Matthew 18:2-3,5-6

Exceptional Childcare: Jesus is downright serious about kids!

September 26, 2021 / Matthew 18:2-3,5-6

Matthew 19:13-14 – 13 Then people brought little children to Jesus for him to place his hands on them and pray for them. But the disciples rebuked them. 14 Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”

Psalm 127:3-5 – Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him. 4 Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one’s youth. 5 Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them.

 

Exceptional care of kids includes…

#1 – Positional .

 

Matthew 18:2 – He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them.

Luke 18:16 – But Jesus called the children to him and said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. 

 

 

FB Post by Katie Miltenberger

Chloe recently started serving in the K-3 class at Cornerstone Vineyard Church on Sunday mornings. We just had a heart to heart about children’s ministry. I got pretty choked up.

 But we talked about why it’s so important. I needed (and still need!) the children’s ministry on my team, raising my children. I needed other people sharing the same message with my kids about how good our God is, and encouraging our kids to live their lives for Jesus like we do. I explained to her how all the teens, young adults, and even older adults, who had poured into her life, how they made such an impact on her. It wasn’t just one encounter, and it wasn’t just one volunteer! It was all of them serving and building relationships with her over time that helped form her faith.

 They weren’t all present when Chloe accepted Jesus, but they all had a hand in getting her there. We also talked about how children’s ministry isn’t always flashy and exciting. It’s work. But it’s important work! I encouraged her to think about those leaders, and then to think about the little kids she’s caring for.

She could be someone’s Katie Gisi. Sam Mock. Hannah Mock. Brett Grove. She could be someone’s… Rachelle Kay Hartman. Leah Poorman. Andrew Kurtz. Kristy Camacho. Hannah King.

By this point I was all choked up and could barely speak- overwhelmed with gratitude for all these people who helped draw Chloe closer to Jesus. Let me say that another way… all these people who helped secure my daughter’s eternity in heaven. That’s HUGE.

 

 

Matthew 18:5 – …Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me.

Matthew 18:3 –Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven

James 1:27 – Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress….

 

Where am I intentionally placing a kid(s) among my life?

 

Exceptional care of kids includes…

#2 – Profound .

 

Matthew 18:6 – If anyone causes one of these little ones—those who believe in me—to stumble, it would be better for them to have a large millstone hung around their neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea.

Matthew 18:6 – If anyone causes one of these little ones—those who believe in me—to stumble, it would be better for them to have a large millstone hung around their neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea.

 

How protective is my protection among the kids in my life?

 

 

 

 

 

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