We can understand why this passage is hard when we see what was going on with the Disciples in their “Good old boy club” mentality and contrast the Tender heart of Jesus not excluding even the lowliest. Even more when we consider his righteous indignation toward any who would cause any hindrance to accessing the kingdom of God we can understand better, I think, why this passage is so hard. It strikes at our Pride! – demolishes our self-importance and it teaches us that Kingdom faith will be Tender and Tenacious!
Pastor Drew is a graduate of Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. He got his Masters of Divinity in 2010 and has been planting Omega OPC in Williamsport PA, since then. Check out some sermons by Pastor Drew Adcock Related Sermons Faith or Foolishness? (1 Samuel 14:1-46) June 19, 2011 Suffering as Victory (2 Timothy 2:1-13) June 26, 2011 Why Christ is at the Door (Revelation 3:14-22) July 3, 2011 Ordination Service March 11, 2012 Implanted Power (James 1:19-27) November 4, 2012 Christ the Conqurer (Genesis 3:1-24) January 13, 2013 Fruit or Flesh? (Galatians 5:16-26) June 2, 2013 Unity and Reformation (Psalm 46:1-11) November 3, 2013 Now Thank We All (1 Chronicles 29:9-22) November 24, 2013 The Unknown Triumph (Luke 19:28-44) April 13, 2014 Resurrection Christians (John 20:19-31) April 20, 2014 Our Charge (1 Timothy 1:2-20) September 14, 2014 Resurrection Unfolding (John 20:19-23) April 5,… (read more)