This quote highlights why children are essential in God’s kingdom. “Something child-like remains in all of us that plays out in our adult life in a lot of ways,” stated Pastor Rebekah Anderson in her sermon on the Twelfth Sunday of Pentecost, August 15, 2021. “Our child-like way of seeing the world is in line with the kingdom of God,” she added.  She also related the story of an eight-year-old girl asking her mother this question, “Mom, do you drink beer because you like the way it tastes or because you like the way it makes you feel?”

Pastor Rebekah preached on “The Kingdom of God in Us,” a theme based on Scripture from Luke 17:20-21 and Luke 18:15-17.  Once, on being asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, Jesus answered, “The kingdom of God is  among you.” Jesus also said, as he blessed children, “Truly I tell you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will never enter it.” 

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Written by Isabella Dougan