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Deuteronomy 6:1-9 & Luke 18:15-17

Deuteronomy 6:1-9 & Luke 18:15-17

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Sermon: Help Children Come to Jesus
Bible Passage: Deuteronomy 6:1-9 & Luke 18:15-17

I. The LORD lists three important blessings parents generally desire for them and their children (verses 1-3)

1. Long life (verse 2)
2. Prosperity (verse 3)
3. Success (verse 3)

II. The LORD promises these blessings to them and their descendants when the parents take care of their covenantal responsibilities

1. Parents must become students of the Word of the LORD (verse 6)
2. They [parents] must teach the Word of the LORD to their children and grandchildren (verse 7)

a. Impress
b. Talk about the Word of the LORD constantly
c. Make sure that their covenant relationship with the LORD is the central to their existence (verses 8-9)

III. In Luke 18:15-17, Jesus addresses the parents, his disciples, and the onlookers

1. Jesus says, “Let the little children come to me” and “do not hinder them” (verse 16)
2. With this firm admonition, Jesus demonstrates that He is an Advocate for children
3. Jesus tells that children receive Him and His message of the Kingdom a lot faster and easier than the adults
4. Therefore, the adults must not put hindrances on their way to Jesus

TAKE AWAY

1. Develop a family prayer and study time
2. Send them to a strong Bible based church

Speaker: William J. Subash

Born and raised in south India, William J. Subash became a follower of Jesus Christ in 1983 at the age of nineteen. After a brief career in a tea and coffee plantation, Subash decided to spend rest of his life to preach about Jesus and his life-transforming message of God, which is popularly known as “the Gospel.” Subash teaches New Testament Studies at two institutions: SAIACS in India and Liberty University Online, VA, USA. Currently, Subash serves as the chief point person for GROW Gospel Initiatives and the Lead Pastor of the Crossroad Church, Bangalore. Write to him at wjsubash@crossroadbangalore.org