Passage: Mark 10:13-31
Our Kingdom Posture Determines Our Kingdom Position
- First Point: We must posture to receive the Kingdom like children
- Second Point: Those with much cannot receive the Kingdom
- Third Point: What we possess ultimately possesses us
In Mark 10:13-31, Mark gives us two stories– a story of children and a story about a wealthy and righteous man. Seemingly unrelated, Jesus uses these two encounters to teach his disciples and us once again about His Kingdom. Specifically, in these passages, we see two different postures people display toward the Kingdom of God. One posture ensures the reception of His Kingdom, while the other posture ensures the rejection of His Kingdom.
Jesus is teaching us the only way to possess the kingdom is to receive the King, to cling to Jesus with a closed fist while loosening your grip on everything else.
Mark 10:13-31 “Kingdom Postures”