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Short stories for
or anyone with childlike faith
in God's Word, the Holy Bible.
"I tell you the truth, unless you
change and become like little children,
you will never enter the kingdom of Heaven."
This week, "Good News
Compage" L.100, based on
ETERNAL LIFE,HEAVEN, HELL,SALVATION,ASSURANCE,PEACE,LOVE,
Luke's Gospel chapter 18, verses 15-17.
HOPE, BOYS AND
GIRLS,HOLY BIBLE,SIN,SHORT STORY,BIBLE
STUDY,TRUTH,CHILDREN,JUDGMENT,HOLY SPIRIT,, CATHOLIC
Today there are many things we should try to keep children away
from. Various things are openly declared to be unsuitable for
children: books, magazines, films, videos, television programmes
presenting violence and perversion, etc. Such things, of course,
are usually unsuitable for anyone's entertainment!
In this story Jesus' disciples are trying to keep children and
infants away from something very different!
"People were also bringing babies to Jesus to have Him touch them.
When the disciples saw this, they rebuked them." 2*. The disciples clearly thought Jesus was
not for children He should not be
troubled or concerned about little children!
Jesus was very annoyed with His disciples for thinking and acting
like that. 3*. He would have
to teach them a very important lesson!
Jesus called the children to Him and said, 'Let the little children
come to Me, and do not hinder them for the kingdom of God belongs
to such as these." 4*.
I wonder has anyone ever discouraged you from going in faith
directly to the great God and Saviour Jesus 5*. by telling you that someone else will do. Maybe
you have been made to think that you couldn't expect to come to
Jesus as you are, Jesus wouldn't be interested in you - but you
could get some other religious person to go to Jesus on your
behalf. This doesn't only happen with children! Many people are
made to feel they need to let someone more important than they are
become their go-between with Jesus or God.
Jesus is very angry with any who would suggest that you should not
come directly to Jesus yourself. Jesus, the friend of sinners, is
ready to welcome any who sincerely come to Him as their God
and Saviour. "Let the little children come to Me... I tell you the
truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little
child will never enter it" 6*.
Jesus made it very clear that He certainly did want children
to freely come directly to Him. Jesus continues to call all to come
to Him. 7*. In His teaching
He made it very clear that He was the only Way to God;
8*. He is the ONLY One who
can 'bring us to God." 9*.
In faith you need to come to Jesus directly with the trust of a
little child! Think of a little child who is being offered a free
gift by someone they know and love. How gladly he or she will
receive it without questioning the payment of it. Will you respond
"like a little child" to the free offer of Jesus just now? He has
already paid in full for all our sins by His death for our sins. He
offers to bring you into the true family of God and to make you His
child. You can be adopted into God's family and become a true child
of God right now by faith in Jesus as your Priest and Saviour. God
wants you in His family but you can only be adopted on His terms -
by faith in Jesus. 10*.
Jesus said that all who refuse to have the faith of a little child
will never enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Read Jesus own words as
recorded by Luke in chapter 18, verses 15-17.
Thank you for opening and reading this "Good News Compage".
E-mail John at
if you have any
To read more of Luke's account of the life of Jesus turn to the
Gospel of Luke in the Holy Bible.
Bye for now,
John Nixon, Ballincollig, Co.Cork, Ireland.
CHILDREN BIBLE GOD JESUS GOSPEL GOOD NEWS
EVERYONE LIFE ETERNAL HEAVEN HELL SALVATION ASSURANCE PEACE LOVE
GRACE HOPE BOYS GIRLS HOLY BIBLE SIN SHORT STORIES BIBLE STUDY
TRUTH CHILDREN CATHOLIC JUDGMENT HOLY SPIRIT
BORN AGAIN SCRIPTURE FAITH TRUST GOD'S
WORD SON OF GOD RELIGION ETERNITY SAVED LOST CHILDREN GOD JESUS
GOOD NEWS BOYS GIRLS CHILDREN JESUS GOSPEL GOOD NEWS EVERYONE LIFE
ETERNAL HEAVEN HELL SALVATION ASSURANCE PEACE LOVE GRACE HOPE BOYS
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Luke's Gospel check out the review
Bible quotations from
1 Philippians 4:8.
2 Luke 18:15.
3 Mark 10:13-14.
4 Luke 18:16.
5 Titus 2:13-14.
6 Luke 18:16-17.
7 Matthew 11:28. John
8 John 14:6.
9 1st Peter 3:18. 1st Timothy
2:5-6. Hebrews 7:24-26.
10 John 1:12. Galatians
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