February 1, 2015

The Place of Children In Worship & Ministry

This incident marks one of the few times recorded in the Bible where Jesus becomes angry. Some parents had brought their children to Jesus so that He might place his hands on them and pray for them. Jesus disciples interfered, rebuking the parents. But, Jesus rebuked His disciples. This brief but important passage teaches us much about the nature of salvation and the importance of children in the kingdom of God.

Matthew 19:13-15 – “Then some children were brought to Him so that He might lay His hands on them and pray; and the disciples rebuked them. But Jesus said, “Let the children alone, and do not hinder them from coming to Me; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” After laying His hands on them, He departed from there.”