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Childlike Wonder

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Wonder(ˈwəndər): cause of astonishment or admiration.

Jesus was filled with wonder
Filled with wonderful words
Matthew 7:28 (NLT) The crowds were amazed at his teaching, for he taught with real authority.

Filled with Wonderful works
 Luke 9:43 (NLT) Awe gripped the people as they saw this majestic display of God’s power.

Luke 5:26 (NIV) Everyone was amazed and gave praise to God. They were filled with awe and said, "We have seen remarkable things today." 

Mark 9:15 (NIV) As soon as all the people saw Jesus, they were overwhelmed with wonder and ran to greet him.

Zacchaeus..
Luke 19:1-10 (NIV) 1 Jesus entered Jericho and was passing through. 2 A man was there by the name of Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax collector and was wealthy. 3 He wanted to see who Jesus was, but being a short man he could not, because of the crowd. 4 So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore-fig tree to see him, since Jesus was coming that way. 5 When Jesus reached the spot, he looked up and said to him, "Zacchaeus, come down immediately. I must stay at your house today." 6 So he came down at once and welcomed him gladly. 7 All the people saw this and began to mutter, "He has gone to be the guest of a 'sinner.'" 8 But Zacchaeus stood up and said to the Lord, "Look, Lord! Here and now I give half of my possessions to the poor, and if I have cheated anybody out of anything, I will pay back four times the amount." 9 Jesus said to him, "Today salvation has come to this house, because this man, too, is a son of Abraham. 10 For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost." 


Luke 18:15-17 (NLT) 15 One day some parents brought their little children to Jesus so he could touch and bless them. But when the disciples saw this, they scolded the parents for bothering him. 16 Then Jesus called for the children and said to the disciples, “Let the children come to me. Don’t stop them! For the Kingdom of God belongs to those who are like these children. 17 I tell you the truth, anyone who doesn’t receive the Kingdom of God like a child will never enter it.

-We can only come in as children because we are coming into a family.

1. Curiosity
Proverbs 25:2-3 (NIV) It is the glory of God to conceal a matter; to search out a matter is the glory of kings.
  • HIS WONDER CANNOT BE EXHAUSTED!!!!

Things that squelch curiosity:
-Making excuses
-Being unteachable
Psalm 78:9-11 (NLT) 9 The warriors of Ephraim, though armed with bows, turned their backs and fled on the day of battle. 10 They did not keep God’s covenant and refused to live by his instructions. 11 They forgot what he had done— the great wonders he had shown them.
-Looking elsewhere.
>Stay curious! Embrace and explore His mystery.

2. Joy and gladness!
So he came down at once and welcomed him gladly.”
Luke 12:32 (NLT) It gives your Father great happiness to give you the Kingdom.
  • The lasting impact of our encounters will determined by how much of the joy of the Lord is present to carry them forward.”
“He gladly gave up everything…..”

Cultivating childlikeness
1. Go out on a limb (Position yourself)
2. Posture Yourself
3. Respond to the invitation
“JESUS IS INVITING HIMSELF INTO OUT LIFE.”

Close:
Luke 19:10 (NIV) The Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost.”


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