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Upside Down – Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy

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If someone offends you are you able to forgive them? Are you able to show them mercy? In the “Sermon on the Mount”, Jesus explained that those who show mercy will themselves receive mercy. This is the opposite of the culture of seeking revenge for a perceived offence, however small it may be. So what does it mean to show mercy today?

Mercy is God’s underserved

Kindness

Forgiveness

Compassion

About The Series

Now when Jesus saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him, and he began to teach them. – Matthew 5:1-2

Upside Down: Kingdom Culture

The values of our culture and ways of the world don’t seem to be working, are we happy and content? Sometimes it feels that we’re more stressed, less peaceful, caught in a hurry, and struggling with all kinds of pulls on us. Does this way, the way of our culture lead to a blessed life?

Jesus, flips it upside down.

In the “Sermon on the Mount” Jesus explained that the pursuit of happiness is not found in accumulating wealth, alleviating all stress, only doing things we enjoy or completing your bucket list.

Jesus called his followers to a new way, a different way, to His kingdom, a Kingdom which bucked the trend of the day.

This Kingdom culture is counter-cultural, it’s upside down, it’s not the kingdom of the world, the day or our day, but Jesus’ kingdom is a better way!

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