Table Talk: Week of October 7, 2018

Children Are Important

Today in Sunday School, all the classes came together to hear the important story about how incredibly important children were to Jesus.

Mark 10:13-16

People were bringing little children to him in order that he might touch them; and the disciples spoke sternly to them. But when Jesus saw this, he was indignant and said to them, “Let the little children come to me; do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs. Truly I tell you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will never enter it.” And he took them up in his arms, laid his hands on them, and blessed them.

Whenever Jesus came to a town, everyone would stop the work they were doing and go listen to Jesus. Parents would bring their children too. Before they could reach Jesus, the disciples would turn the children away saying Jesus is far too important to be interrupted by children.

However, Jesus knew exactly how important children are, so he stopped talking to the adults and called the children back. He remembered some of them important things children had done, like the little boy offering Jesus his bread and fish to feed 5,000 people, Miriam putting her baby brother, Moses in a basket and the little girl who believed her master could be healed from leprosy.

Jesus knew how children think, love and believe. He thought it was the best way to be of all.

Table Talk Questions

  1. Why did the disciples shoo away the children?
  2. What did Jesus do when he saw what they were doing?
  3. What does God love about how you (the children) think and believe?
  4. There are many stories and examples in the bible about how important children were to Jesus, can you name one of the stories?