"Suffer the Little Children to Come Unto Me, and Forbid Them Not, For of Such is the Kingdom of Heaven." Mark 10:14
Jesus was not pleased when the grown-ups tried to prevent the children from coming to Him. While no one in the Church would ever intentionally keep children from coming to Jesus, we may
them from encountering
Him by Underestimating
Their Ability To Know
In Matthew 18:3 Jesus
said that greatness in the
Kingdom is achieved when
grown ups repent and
become as "one of these
At Four Seasons Christian Fellowship our mission is to expose our children to the realities of the Kingdom and of a real, practical and vital relationship with the Father through His Son Jesus. We DO NOT BELIEVE that we are to babysit them until they are Old Enough to Understand these things.
In 1 Corinthians 2:14 Paul teaches that the things of the Spirit (Kingdom) are not discerned (understood) by the Natural mind. In other words, the ability to function in God's Kingdom is not based one's education, intellect, or age, but rather upon their simple faith to believe that whatever He says is true.
Children are far better able to do this than we "Smart" adults. They are in many ways more Able to function in the ways of God's Kingdom than we adults.
"Teach the children what you know about the kingdom, and they will Show you how to function in it!"
We use Puppets and Activities Engaging Children's Imaginations while introducing them to Jesus and His Kingdom.