Sometimes It Takes A Party:
Inspire Every Kid You Meet
Sunday, October 1, 2017
Pastor Steve Brown
In our series, Sometimes It Takes A Party, we discover unconventional and simple ways to build relationships with others that can lead to a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.
In the time of Jesus, children were considered less than fully human. Yet, Jesus engaged children, held them up as examples of faith, and so identified with them that he said that when we welcome a kid, we welcome Jesus. This was shocking in Jesus’ day. We are thankfully in a significantly more kid-friendly culture and the followers of Jesus have been in the forefront of this shift in western culture. Yet, every kid is looking for an older person to engage with them and inspire them. We can start and life-change party in their lives when we take a shot at making them laugh, helping them trust Jesus, and encouraging their dreams. How we inspire and encourage a child will shape how they see God and change how we see God. Jesus tells us that in the children we will see Jesus.
Find a way to inspire and encourage a kid. It is a simple and easy step to take.
Lessons: Proverbs 22:6, 1 Timothy 4:11-16, Luke 9:46-48, 18:15-17