Missions: The Great Cause (Mark 10:13-16)Ken Miller, September 1, 2013
Part of the Sermon series, preached at a Sunday Morning service
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Ken brought a message about missions in dedication to Johns as they go help at the orphanage in Mexico. Ken opened
the message with Mark 10:13-16, where people were bringing their children to Jesus. His disciples rebuked the people,
but Jesus said, "Let the children come unto Me" and He blessed them. Unless we receive the kingdom as a little child, we
cannot enter into His kingdom.
In Matthew 28:16-20, Jesus gave the Great Commission. The disciples went to a mountain in Galilee to meet Jesus and it
says some worshiped Him and some doubted. Jesus was getting ready to leave the disciples and they were fearful of the
unknown and some of them doubted. Are we like the disciples sometimes and doubt Jesus' power in our lives? Jesus
said that all power is given to us. It is because of Christ in our lives and the power He gives that we go to missions and
leave family and friends to minister to other people.
Where are we? Are we surrendered to God's will and are following His calling in our lives? If we have surrendered our
lives to Christ, then He has called us to preach the Gospel. May we all follow God's call to be fishers of men, whether it is
in some other country or right here at home.
13 And they were bringing children to him that he might touch them, and the disciples rebuked them. 14 But when Jesus saw it, he was indignant and said to them, “Let the children come to me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. 15 Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.” 16 And he took them in his arms and blessed them, laying his hands on them. (ESV)