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  • THE UPSIDE-DOWN KINGDOM!
  • The New Creation is weird …
  • Why Weird?!
    • It’s “weak” and “foolish” (1Cor 1)
    • It’s lowly and despised…it’s something that is NOT (1Cor 1)
    • It’s not of this world (John 8)
    • It’s perfected in our weakness i.e. we need to be very ‘teruk’ before New Creation becomes very ‘terror!’ (2Cor 12)
  • Questions for groups
    • What would Jesus say to the person who threw the fire-bombs at churches?
    • Name one child and list TWO things you can learn from her/him about God
    • What is the ‘normal’ way of spending $10,000 a month? What do you think is (or should be) the ‘Christian’ way?
    • Jesus said “Love your neighbour as yourself” (Matt 22:39) and also, “Love your enemies” (Matt 5:43) – is He confused?
  • What the WORLD Says
    • “ I want I want I want!” (CAREER / WEALTH)
    • “ Children, grow up!” (CHILDREN / FAITH)
    • “ Kill the bad guys” (ENEMY / POLITICS)
    • “ Love myself first before others” (SELF)
  • “ TREAT OTHERS THE WAY THEY WANT TO BE TREATED”
  • CAREER / $$
  • “ It is more blessed to give than to receive…” (Acts 20:35)
  • “ If you do not carry your cross and follow me, you cannot be my disciple”(Luke 14:27)
  • ENEMIES / POLITICS / SECURITY
  • “ TREAT OTHERS THE WAY THEY WANT TO BE TREATED!”
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  • “ If anyone comes to me and does not hate his father and mother, his wife and children, his brothers and sisters—yes, even his own life—he cannot be my disciple” (Luke 14:26)
  • CHILDREN / FAITH
  • “ Whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will by no means enter it." (Mark 10:15)
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  • SELF-LOVE
  • “ Love your neighbour as yourself” (Mark 12:31)
  • St. Francis of Assisi’s Source of Greatest Joy!
  • OLD CREATION NEW CREATION Wise in the world / Little Faith ‘ Foolish’ in world’s eyes / Faith Like a Child Hoard Money for Self Give money to others Demand that others consider OUR needs Love others as we love ourselves Destroy the Enemy / Protect our Rights Love the Enemy / Give up our rights for the sake of others