The
UPSIDE
DOWN
Kingdom
Luke 6:20-26
image: Dustin Quasar
God Gives Us His Words of Eternal Life
Luke 6:20-26
Found on page 862 in our guest Bibles.
The text is also printed on pag...
“...the good news of
the kingdom of God...”
The
UPSIDE
DOWN
Kingdom
Luke 6:20-26
image: Dustin Quasar
1 Transforming hope
2 Sobering warning
Be on the lookout for...
And he came down with them and
Luke 6:17-18
stood on a level place, with a great
crowd of his disciples and a great
multit...
...him and to be healed of their
Luke 6:18-19
diseases. And those who were
troubled with unclean spirits were
cured. And a...
And he lifted up his eyes on his
Luke 6:20-21
disciples and said: Blessed are you
who are poor, for yours is the king-
dom...
...weep now, for you shall laugh.
Luke 6:21-23
Blessed are you when people hate
you and when they exclude you and
revile y...
...for behold, your reward is great in
Luke 6:23-25
heaven; for so their fathers did to
the prophets. But woe to you who
a...
Woe to you who laugh now, for you
Luke 6:25-26
shall mourn and weep. Woe to you,
when all people speak well of you,
for so...
Leader: This is the Word of the Lord.
Unison: Thanks be to God!
And he lifted up his eyes on his
Luke 6:20
disciples and said: Blessed are
you who are poor, for yours is the
kingdom of G...
“He was not pro-
nouncing a blessing
on humanity in
general, but on his
followers. He wanted
them to know that in
spite of...
Blessed are you who are hungry
Luke 6:21
now, for you shall be satisfied....
If we consider the
unblushing promises of
reward and the
staggering nature of the
rewards promised in the
Gospels, it woul...
We are half-hearted
creatures, fooling about with
drink and sex and ambition
when infinite joy is offered
us, like an igno...
“So we do not lose
heart. Though our
outer nature is wasting
away, our inner nature
is being renewed day
by day. For this ...
Blessed are you who are weep
Luke 6:21
now, for you shall laugh....
Blessed are you who are when
Luke 6:22
people hate you, and when they
exclude you and revile and spurn
your name as evil, ...
“Remember the
words I spoke to
you: ‘No servant is
greater than his
master.’ If they
persecuted me,
they will also
persecu...
Suffering, then, is the
badge for true
discipleship. The
disciple is not above
his master….
Dietrich Bonhoeffer
The Cost o...
Discipleship means
allegiance to the
suffering Christ, and it
is therefore not at all
surprising that
Christians should be...
Rejoice in that day, and leap for
Luke 6:23
joy, for behold, your reward is great
in heaven; for so their fathers did
to t...
“…and when [the Sanhedrin] had called in the
apostles, they beat them and charged them
not to speak in the name of Jesus, ...
But woe to you who are rich,
Luke 6:24
for you have received your
consolation....
“But those who desire to be rich fall into
temptation, into a snare, into many
senseless and harmful desires that plunge
p...
But woe to you who are full now,
Luke 6:25
for you shall be hungry....
But woe to you who are full now,
Luke 6:25
for you shall be hungry.
Woe to you who laugh now, for
you shall mourn and weep.
“Jesus knew that some
people never do get
serious about spiritual
things… What a sad way
this is to live, because
people w...
Woe to you, when people speak
Luke 6:26
well of you, for so their fathers did
to the false prophets.
The upside down kingdom
of Jesus Christ will turn
everything right side up.
Count
the Cost
1
image: Regan Walsh
As for the rich in this
present age, charge them
not to be haughty, nor to
set their hopes on the
uncertainty of riches,
b...
They are to do good, to
be rich in good works,
to be generous and ready
to share, thus storing up
treasure for themselves ...
Remember
the Cost
2
image: Dennis Cross Photography
“For Christ also
suffered once for
since, the righteous
for the unrighteous,
that he might bring
us to God….”
~The Apostle...
Regan Walsh: http://www.flickr.com/photos/74199783@N00/3864920883/
Dustin Quasar: http://www.flickr.com/photos/80672516@N00/...
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The upside down kingdom of Jesus Christ will turn everything right side up.

The message was given on Sept 15, 2013 at New City Church in Calgary by Pastor John Ferguson. For more info, go to www.NewCityChurch.ca.

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The Upside Down Kingdom - Luke 6:20-26

  1. 1. The UPSIDE DOWN Kingdom Luke 6:20-26 image: Dustin Quasar
  2. 2. God Gives Us His Words of Eternal Life Luke 6:20-26 Found on page 862 in our guest Bibles. The text is also printed on page 5 in your worship folder. Today’s Scripture:
  3. 3. “...the good news of the kingdom of God...”
  4. 4. The UPSIDE DOWN Kingdom Luke 6:20-26 image: Dustin Quasar
  5. 5. 1 Transforming hope 2 Sobering warning Be on the lookout for...
  6. 6. And he came down with them and Luke 6:17-18 stood on a level place, with a great crowd of his disciples and a great multitude of people from all Judea and Jerusalem and the seacoast of Tyre and Sidon, who came to hear
  7. 7. ...him and to be healed of their Luke 6:18-19 diseases. And those who were troubled with unclean spirits were cured. And all the crowd sought to touch him, for power came out from him and healed them all.
  8. 8. And he lifted up his eyes on his Luke 6:20-21 disciples and said: Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the king- dom of God. Blessed are you who are hungry now, for you will be satisfied. Blessed are you who
  9. 9. ...weep now, for you shall laugh. Luke 6:21-23 Blessed are you when people hate you and when they exclude you and revile you and spurn your name as evil, on account of the Son of Man! Rejoice in that day, and leap for joy,
  10. 10. ...for behold, your reward is great in Luke 6:23-25 heaven; for so their fathers did to the prophets. But woe to you who are rich, for you have received your consolation. Woe to you who are full now, for you shall be hungry.
  11. 11. Woe to you who laugh now, for you Luke 6:25-26 shall mourn and weep. Woe to you, when all people speak well of you, for so their fathers did to the false prophets.
  12. 12. Leader: This is the Word of the Lord. Unison: Thanks be to God!
  13. 13. And he lifted up his eyes on his Luke 6:20 disciples and said: Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God....
  14. 14. “He was not pro- nouncing a blessing on humanity in general, but on his followers. He wanted them to know that in spite of their present poverty, they were in possession of an everlasting kingdom.”
  15. 15. Blessed are you who are hungry Luke 6:21 now, for you shall be satisfied....
  16. 16. If we consider the unblushing promises of reward and the staggering nature of the rewards promised in the Gospels, it would seem that our Lord finds our desires, not too strong, but too weak. C.S. Lewis “The Weight of Glory”
  17. 17. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased. C.S. Lewis “The Weight of Glory”
  18. 18. “So we do not lose heart. Though our outer nature is wasting away, our inner nature is being renewed day by day. For this light and momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all description.” ~ The Apostle Paul 2 Corinthians 4:16-17
  19. 19. Blessed are you who are weep Luke 6:21 now, for you shall laugh....
  20. 20. Blessed are you who are when Luke 6:22 people hate you, and when they exclude you and revile and spurn your name as evil, on account of the Son of Man...!
  21. 21. “Remember the words I spoke to you: ‘No servant is greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you.” ~ Jesus of Nazareth The Gospel of John, 5:20
  22. 22. Suffering, then, is the badge for true discipleship. The disciple is not above his master…. Dietrich Bonhoeffer The Cost of Discipleship
  23. 23. Discipleship means allegiance to the suffering Christ, and it is therefore not at all surprising that Christians should be called upon to suffer. In fact, it is a joy and a token of His grace. Dietrich Bonhoeffer The Cost of Discipleship
  24. 24. Rejoice in that day, and leap for Luke 6:23 joy, for behold, your reward is great in heaven; for so their fathers did to the prophets....
  25. 25. “…and when [the Sanhedrin] had called in the apostles, they beat them and charged them not to speak in the name of Jesus, and let them go. Then they left the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer dishonor for the name.” ~ Luke, in Acts 5:40-41
  26. 26. But woe to you who are rich, Luke 6:24 for you have received your consolation....
  27. 27. “But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs.” ~ 1 Timothy 6:10
  28. 28. But woe to you who are full now, Luke 6:25 for you shall be hungry....
  29. 29. But woe to you who are full now, Luke 6:25 for you shall be hungry. Woe to you who laugh now, for you shall mourn and weep.
  30. 30. “Jesus knew that some people never do get serious about spiritual things… What a sad way this is to live, because people who never get serious about Jesus will never inherit eternal life. For them there will only be ‘weeping and gnashing of teeth.’”
  31. 31. Woe to you, when people speak Luke 6:26 well of you, for so their fathers did to the false prophets.
  32. 32. The upside down kingdom of Jesus Christ will turn everything right side up.
  33. 33. Count the Cost 1 image: Regan Walsh
  34. 34. As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy. ~ The Apostle Paul 1 Timothy 6:17-18
  35. 35. They are to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share, thus storing up treasure for themselves as a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is truly life. ~ The Apostle Paul 1 Timothy 6:17-18
  36. 36. Remember the Cost 2 image: Dennis Cross Photography
  37. 37. “For Christ also suffered once for since, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God….” ~The Apostle Peter 1 Peter 3:18
  38. 38. Regan Walsh: http://www.flickr.com/photos/74199783@N00/3864920883/ Dustin Quasar: http://www.flickr.com/photos/80672516@N00/5222604185/ Dennis Cross: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ldcross/2263958871/ flickr images courtesy of:
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