Like a Child – April 16, 2019

Joshua 13.1-14.15; Luke 18.1-17; Psalm 85.1-13; Proverbs 13.7-8

Our perspective of children may have changed since the time Jesus spoke of them (Can you imagine Mary being a helicopter parent? Me either.), yet we still may struggle understanding what childlike faith has to do with our faith. Too often, we think of a child’s faith through the lens of our adult lives. Spend some time with a child, allowing the child to make the plans and set the agenda. Your role, is just to play along and watch. What do you learn about the Kingdom of God through this experience?

Questions:

Why would this list of the territories given to the tribes have been important for the original readers of Joshua? What is it important to us today?

Which do you relate to more: the Pharisee or the tex collector? Why?

What does the psalmist mean when he writes: “Unfailing love and truth have met together”?

Why do you think someone would pretend to be poor when they are rich? Why would this be related to what it means to follow God?

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