What does the Lord Jesus mean when he exhorts his disciples to become like children? This article considers the account in Matthew 18:1-4, which challenges our pride and confronts us with the mark of kingdom life.
The issue of who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven was a matter of great weight to the Lord Jesus. The issue is addressed in all three Synoptic Gospels. For Jesus it is much more than a quarrel among his disciples; it is actually nothing less than the possibility that they will forego their place in the eschatological kingdom. The article focuses on Matthew 18:1-4, but the parallels in Mark and Luke are taken into account.
This article is a Bible study on Matthew 18:23-35.
This article is a Bible study on Matthew 18:15-35.
This article is a Bible study on Matthew 18:1-14.