Friday, July 13, 2018
Theme: The Relevant Church
Topic: Children's Ministry
But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.
No group of people should have more compassion for children than the Church. Children are vulnerable and at risk everywhere but the Church turns a blind eye to their challenges. It is sad to note that believers are so worldly that they attend to only things and people that give them immediate satisfaction and gain. Children don’t matter to churches that want numbers to improve their membership statistics and wealth to enhance their self-aggrandisement.
It is interesting to note that Jesus Christ had special interest in children (Matthew 19:14). He was emphatic in His sermon that only those who can be like children will enter the Kingdom of Heaven (Matthew 18:1-6, 10; Luke 18:17). If our Master did not despise children, we should have even greater interest in children's ministry.
A church is truly relevant, if it sees the relevance of its future (children in the church). It is easier to mould children into the nature of Christ, as they grow up, than to change converted adults (Proverbs 22:6). We must renew our mindset about children, and rightly begin to see them as members of our churches, and the seeds to our future.
1. Pray for the children in your church that they will grow in wisdom and the fear of the Lord.
2. Pray against miscarriage in your church and family.
“Building a Solid Church” by Eastwood Anaba
(e-books available at www.amazon.com)