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  • Upside Down Series

    Contributed by Kevin Ruffcorn on Nov 10, 2009
    based on 5 ratings

    Jesus--the radical rebel that he is--continually turns our world upside down. He questions our assumptions and challenges our goals and our definitions of success.

    TWENTY-THIRD SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST NOVEMBER 8, 2009 Mark 12:38-44 “Upside Down” INTRODUCTION One of the questions that parents dread to hear asked them by their children is, “Why?’ This simple question challenges our assumptions and our preconceived ideas. If forces us to ask more

  • Upside Down

    Contributed by Tim Zingale on Jan 26, 2005
    based on 31 ratings

    A Sermon for the 4th Sunday after the Epiphany Series A The Sermon on the Mount

    4th Sunday after the Epiphany Matthew 5:1-12 Upside Down   1 Jesus saw the crowds and went up a hill, where he sat down. His disciples gathered around him, 2 and he began to teach them: 3 "Happy are those who know they are spiritually poor; the Kingdom of heaven belongs to them! more

  • Upside Down Spiriutality Series

    Contributed by David Jenkins on Apr 11, 2005
    based on 1 rating

    Upside down spiritiuality

    From 6:1 to 8:39 the Apostle Paul moves from demonstrating the doctrine of justification which is  God’s declaring the believing sinners righteous (3:20-5:21), to demonstrating the practical ramifications of salvation on those who have been justified. He specifically discusses the doctrine of more

  • Turning The World Upside Down

    Contributed by John Gaston on Mar 30, 2017
    based on 2 ratings

    This is a hard hitting sermon contrasting the American church with the Early Church, highlighting our modern compromise and how we can fix it, This message will preach!

    TURNING THE WORLD UPSIDE DOWN Acts 17:1-10 INTRODUCTION A. HUMOR: Good bye, Dad! 1. Did you hear about the young man who was walking around a supermarket and everywhere he went an old man seemed to be shadowing him? Finally he went to the checkout line, but the old man got in line in front more

  • Upside Down Kingdom

    Contributed by Chris Surber on Aug 17, 2006
    based on 9 ratings

    The Kingdom of God is an upside down kingdom where to be a child is to be great and the proud are rejected.

    “An Upside Down Kingdom” Main Passage (Matthew 18:1-4 ESV) “… The disciples came to Jesus, saying, "Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?" And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them and said, "Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like (little) children, you more

  • The World Turned Upside Down Series

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Apr 5, 2009
    based on 2 ratings

    An adaptation of the Seder service: Jesus turns upside down all our common values: sorrow for slavery becomes sorrow for sin; common issues become community; and wandering becomes salvation, all through the Cross.

    When great crowds gather in city streets, it is either for a celebration or for a revolution. Throngs do not come together without a purpose; they come together either to celebrate a great occasion or to agitate for what they want. They come to see evidence of a world turned upside down. In more

  • Turning The World Upside Down

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 15, 2010

    Evangelism - sharing the faith (PowerPoint slides to accompany this talk are available on request - email:

    Reading: Acts chapter 17 verses 1-1: Ill: • Several years ago, American Larry Walters, a 33-year-old man; • Decided he wanted to see his locality from a new perspective. • So he went down to the local army surplus store; • And bought forty-five used weather balloons. • That afternoon more

  • An Upside Down Life Series

    Contributed by Jyoti Banerjee on Aug 24, 2006
    based on 1 rating

    Meet Matthew who gives an in-person account of his life-transforming meeting with Jesus, aiming at a young adult audience in contemporary London.

    An upside-down life Transforming friendships: Matthew Luke 5 vv 27-32 Good morning, Twickenham. Thank you for inviting me. My name is Matthew, though some call me Levi as I am from that tribe. I am here to tell you my story. One morning my life changed. It started like any other day. I more

  • Turning The World Upside Down Series

    Contributed by Jason Jones on Oct 15, 2008
    based on 4 ratings

    Exposition of Acts 17:1-15 regarding the second missionary journey in Thessalonica and Berea

    Text: Acts 17:1-15, Title: Turning the World Upside Down, Date/Place: NRBC, 10/12/08, AM A. Opening illustration: our baseball team turns the world upside down every time we play B. Background to passage: Having been freed with some dignity after being so spitefully treated (1 Thess 2:2) our more

  • Upside Down, Inside Out Series

    Contributed by John Knight on Apr 15, 2003
    based on 6 ratings

    Eighth in series. God seems to turn the world upside down. As Christians our priorities do the same.

    "In Christ" "Upside Down, Inside Out" Luke 15:1-7 Introduction: Talk of the church about our identity Carrying us into the next century Must ascertain our identity, and propagate that identity 2 Groups 1) change-adapt 2) maintain integrity of the more

  • Upside Down Thinking

    Contributed by Ken Sowers on Sep 2, 2003
    based on 16 ratings

    The gospel transforms racist believers

    Upside down thinking I have it figured out only to find out that you had exactly the opposite idea? Wazungo (awe - respect) - I found out that the boogie man was me! WW2 > 300K Japanese in the US, 600K Italian 5.2 million Germans. > 100,000 Japanese - no Germans or Italians - went to more

  • An Upside-Down World Series

    Contributed by Byron Harvey on Jan 8, 2009
    based on 1 rating

    This continues in my expository series through the book of Acts.

    What is it about the bad that seems much more tantalizing to us than the good? Mark Twain said that a lie could travel halfway around the world while the truth was still putting on its shoes. And the old maxim is that while good news travels, bad news travels fast. The mainstream media has been more

  • An Upside Down World

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Apr 27, 2002
    based on 16 ratings

    Conventional wisdom says "Worry." Jesus says: Let not your hearts be troubled

    Saxlingham 28-04-02 John 14:1-14 I would like to focus on the first verse of the Gospel reading this afternoon Jesus said: Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, trust also in me (Jn 14:1) If you are anything like me, you will worry. I worried about making ends meet when more

  • Upside-Down Christianity

    Contributed by Joe Burke on Dec 23, 2006

    It’s all about Jesus!

    UPSIDE-DOWN CHRISTIANITY I tend to live life as if I am the action hero of this great epic that centers on me and my personal life. It’s all about me and my plans, my future, my family, my hopes, my dreams, my difficulties, my pains, my sicknesses, my church, my group, my community, etc. I know more

  • Turning The World Upside Down

    Contributed by Jeff Hughes on Jul 30, 2004
    based on 19 ratings

    Sharing the gospel and making an impact.

    Introduction The truth is, bad news generally travels faster than good news. Within two hours the whole world knew that President John F. Kennedy had been killed, who killed him, where he was killed and how he was killed. Today, still more than half the world does not know the good news that more