Matthew 18:1-7, 12-14

“How should I act?”  I think that is a very relevant question.  In the midst of all the sexual misconduct allegations we have been hearing on the news lately it’s quite evident that many are not acting “appropriately”, to say the least.   Of course, we should not be surprised with the way those of the world act (1 Peter 4:3-4).   

In our text, however, Jesus is concerned with the way that His disciples were acting.  We know from Mark’s and Luke’s account that this section of Scripture in Matthew 18 starts out with an argument among the chosen 12 about which one of them is the “greatest in the kingdom of heaven.”   This, prompted Jesus to have a little boy stand before his disciples while emphatically saying, “I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” 

“CHANGE?”  That’s a word that many don’t like to hear, especially when it concerns the way we act.  Throughout this passage Jesus teaches how his disciples (that includes you and me) are to act in this world.  It begins with humility.

Come join us this Sunday to learn what other character changes we need make as we relate to others.