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a baby’s slave

October 20th, 2009 by isaac · No Comments

I think I’m going to start publishing my full sermons at my church’s website. So, below is an excerpt from the sermon. If you want to read the whole thing, follow this link: A Baby’s Slave. It was a sermon for our baby consecration service.

But Jesus scolds his disciples. “Let the little children come to me,” he says, “for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these” (Mk. 10:14). Apparently the disciples have the kingdom of God backwards. With Jesus, God is turning the world upside-down—or, I should say, right side up. God wants to repair what we’ve destroyed, to straighten what we’ve twisted. God wants to change our world, to reconfigure how power is organized. God wants us to re-imagine who the important people in the world are. The kingdom doesn’t belong to Obama, or to Congress, or to Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, or to LeBron James, or to Oprah. Instead, Jesus says, “the kingdom of God belongs to such as these,” to the little children. If you want to find out what’s really going on in the world, what’s truly important, the best place to turn is not to the news, but to a baby’s feeding schedule and the person doing the feeding. Why? “For the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.”

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