Call to Worship: 2 Corinthians 6:16-18 (NLT adapted)
Father: “Oh God, You have said, ‘I will live in them and walk among them. I will be their God, and they will be my people.”
Son: “Oh God, live in us and walk among us. Be our God, and we will be Your people.”
Father: “Lord Almighty, You have said, ‘I will be your Father, and you will be my sons and daughters.”
Son: “Lord Almighty, be our Father, and we will be Your sons and daughters.”
Together: “Let us come before our Heavenly Father in worship as His beloved children.”
Scripture Reading: Mark 10:13-16 (NLT)
13 One day some parents brought their children to Jesus so he could touch and bless them. But the disciples scolded the parents for bothering him.
14 When Jesus saw what was happening, he was angry with his disciples. He said to them, “Let the children come to me. Don’t stop them! For the Kingdom of God belongs to those who are like these children. 15 I tell you the truth, anyone who doesn’t receive the Kingdom of God like a child will never enter it.” 16 Then he took the children in his arms and placed his hands on their heads and blessed them.