May 5, 2016

I Commit to Family

Matthew 19:13-15

Dr. Charles Wade, retired Baptist General Convention of Texas Executive Director and Pastor Emeritus of First Baptist Church Arlington, says, “You can tell an awful lot about a church by the way it treats its children.” Referring to Matthew 19, Dr. Wade goes on to say God blesses churches who bless children.

The disciples thought Jesus should deal with more important kingdom matters. Jesus told them they were missing the point. As Jesus welcomed, blessed, and prayed for children, he took full advantage of the teachable moment. Jesus said children best model for adults how to come into his kingdom.

How would you rate First Baptist Church Lewisville in how we welcome children? Do we see children as partners in our church family or as those who should be seen and not heard? Children can teach us a lot about the kingdom. And, as we welcome and bless them, God’s blessings await.

As we commit to family, pray the Lord would lead us to decisions that would honor him and bless families.