31 Days of Questions: Day 23


“Who is the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven?”  Matthew 18:1

When PB calls all the kids up for the children’s sermon, there is a stampede of little feet up the aisles.  The little ones love sitting up in front next to their pastor.  They are eager to hear a story from the Bible.

Or maybe it’s the Tootsie Pops.

One thing I’ve noticed through the years —

the right answer to every question in every children’s sermon is always “Jesus”.

“Whose birthday do we celebrate at Christmas?”  JESUS!

“What is Easter really all about?”  JESUS!

“Who loves you more than anybody?”  JESUS!

You can’t go wrong by answering just about any question at church with “JESUS!”

Which is why this question might have thrown the disciples off a bit.

“Who is the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven?”

It’s gotta be “JESUS!”

Or “GOD!”

One of those two.

Has to be.


The Master Himself answered the question by calling a little child to come and stand in the middle of twelve men who were jockeying for an exalted position in the coming Kingdom.

Here’s how to be great: be like a child.

Be humble.

Be honest.


Love unconditionally.

Be like Jesus.

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