Sunday, April 26, 2020

Sunday Sermon Outline: Out of the Mouth of Babes

"Out of the Mouth of Babes"
Matthew 21:15-16; 19:13-15

     Matthew 21:12-14, “And Jesus entered the temple and drove out all those who were buying and selling in the temple, and overturned the tables of the money changers and the seats of those who were selling doves. 13 And He said to them, “It is written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer’; but you are making it a robbers’ den.”

I. Children are important to the King. Matthew 21:15-16
     “But when the chief priests and the scribes saw the wonderful things that He had done, and the children who were crying out in the temple and saying, "Hosanna to the Son of David," they became indignant, 16 and said to Him, "Do You hear what these are saying?" And Jesus said to them, "Yes; have you never read, 'OUT OF THE MOUTH OF INFANTS AND NURSING BABES THOU HAST PREPARED PRAISE FOR THYSELF'?"”

     A. The wrong reaction vs. 15-16a
     1 John 3:1, “See how great a love the Father has bestowed upon us, that we should be called children of God; and such we are.”
     1 John 4:19, “We love, because He first loved us.”

     B. The righteous reaction v. 16b

II. Children are important to the Kingdom. 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. 14 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." 15 And after laying His hands on them, He departed from there.”

     A. The wrong reaction v. 13

     B. The righteous reaction vs. 14-15
     Matthew 18:1-4, “At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, "Who then is greatest in the kingdom of heaven?" 2 And He called a child to Himself and set him before them, 3 and said, "Truly I say to you, unless you are converted and become like children, you shall not enter the kingdom of heaven. 4 "Whoever then humbles himself as this child, he is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.”

     Mark 10:15, “Truly I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it at all.”
     2 Corinthians 12:9, "My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness."
     1 Corinthians 1:22-25, "For indeed Jews ask for signs, and Greeks search for wisdom; but we preach Christ crucified, to Jews a stumbling block, and to Gentiles foolishness, but to those who are the called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ [is] the power of God and the wisdom of God. Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men."


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