How does our culture view children? How do we interact with children?

Why do you think that the disciples rebuked the crowd, and tried to stop them from bringing children to Jesus?

Why was it so shocking for Jesus to welcome children, and to spend time with them?

What can we learn about God from how Jesus welcomes children and loves them? What does it reveal about the heart and the character of God?

How does the doctrine of the Image of God (Genesis 1:27-28) come to bear on this passage? How is it related to God’s heart for children (as well as other marginalized groups of people)?

Is there someone in your life that God might be calling you to receive, and welcome, and spend time with?

What does it mean to receive the Kingdom of God like a child? How can we seek to do this in our lives?