SUMMARY OF MATTHEW 19:13-15
Here Jesus rebukes his disciples for rebuking those who brought him little children to bless. Jesus tells his disciples that the kingdom of heaven belongs to children.
BSF Study Questions Matthew Lesson 20, Day 4: Matthew 19:13-15
11a) For Jesus to place his hands on them and pray for them.
b) No one valued children in ancient times, and they probably thought Jesus was wasting his time.
c) Jesus cares for everyone, no matter who they are, big or small.
12a) They treat children as if they don’t understand such things. They belittle them when God allows them to understand more than adults sometimes.
b) Unsure. I just stay on the lookout for those God places in my path to influence in some small way.
Conclusions BSF Study Questions Matthew Lesson 20, Day 4: Matthew 19:13-15
Jesus changed everyone’s beliefs about the world, including how children held little value. Great stuff!
End Notes BSF Study Questions Matthew Lesson 20, Day 4: Matthew 19:13-15
All children should be brought to Jesus to be blessed.
Here, we see the laying on hands as we see elsewhere in the Bible (Acts 6:6, Acts 8:17, Acts 9:17, 1 Timothy 5:22, 2 Timothy 1:6). Note Jesus does this, which means we should if we are comfortable doing so as well.
Children are worthy, as are all of us.