The Love of a Child

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The Love of A Child

This is Pastor Marnie Leinberger’s sermon from Sunday, January 19, 2014. The scripture is Mark 10:13-16. In our service we read from the New Revised Standard Version and from The Message, a modern interpretation by Eugene Peterson. We read both with the hope that our understanding will be enriched.

This is from The Message:
13The people brought children to Jesus, hoping he might touch them. The disciples shooed them off. 14But Jesus was irate and let them know it: “Don’t push these children away. Don’t ever get between them and me. These children are at the very center of life in the kingdom. 15Mark this: Unless you accept God’s kingdom in the simplicity of a child, you’ll never get in.” 16Then, gathering the children up in his arms, he laid his hands of blessing on them.

The New Revised Standard Version can be found here.