Bible Text: Matthew 18:1-4 | Preacher: Pastor Stephen Musapha | Matthew 18:1-4, At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven? And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
One of the things that distinguished man from other creatures is that God released Himself into man after He created him. That implies that we carry the image of God, and we are to fulfill His plans and walk in His mandate on the earth.
In order to carry out the mandate and purpose of God for our lives, we have to understand Him and grow into Him. Until we release ourselves, Christ will not be formed in us. Galatians 4:19, My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you.
You cannot really learn until you maintain the disposition of a child. If you’re too big you cannot contain God but if you’re little you can contain God. Those who are full of themselves have no space for which they could contain God. That is why God resists the proud but gives His grace to the humble.
Qualities of a Child:
Children depend and trust in their parents for everything. Ps 132:2
Children believe in the judgment of their parents
Children do not keep malice. 1 Cor 14:20; 1 Pet 2:1
Children are not ashamed of their father
Children are always dependable
Children have a kind heart
Children are courageous
For you to enjoy the life of more we must be converted as unto children and be humble. Matthew 18:4, Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. Christianity is all about humility. God does not strengthen the strong; He strengthens those that are weak.
A message preached by Pastor Stephen Mustapha