Kingdom Come: Upside down Kingdom
We are launching a new series called "Kingdom Come" which all about the coming kingdom of Jesus. In Jesus' sermon on the mount in Matthew 5-7, Jesus shares the posture, values and practices of his now and coming Kingdom. It it a description of our new life in him.
Scripture and Points below...
MATTHEW 5:1 Seeing the crowds, he went up on the mountain, and when he sat down, his disciples came to him.
2 And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying:
3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4 “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
5 “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.
6 “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.
7 “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.
8 “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
9 “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.
10 “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
11 “Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. 12 Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
THE KINGDOM IS COMING
THE KINGDOM SEEMS UPSIDE DOWN
THE KINGDOM IS EXPERIENCED THROUGH OUR SUBMISSION TO THE KING
When Jesus teaches us to pray, he invites us to pray " your Kingdom come, on earth, as it is in heaven."
In this series we are exploring what the Kingdom of God is and what it looks like to align our lives with God's kingdom here on earth. Each week we'll go through a passage in the Sermon on the Mount as Jesus proclaims the ways of His now and coming Kingdom.