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Upside Down – Blessed are those who mourn

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The message “Upside Down – Blessed are those who mourn” explores mourning in the context of the Beatitudes and Jesus’ countercultural teachings. It emphasises that mourning isn’t just feeling bad, but a deep acknowledgement of our brokenness and need for God’s grace. Repentance, true mourning over sin out of love for Jesus, is crucial for experiencing blessings. By embracing discomfort, confronting brokenness, and seeking God’s restoration, we can find comfort and strength in living out Jesus’ teachings in an upside-down kingdom.

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Points to Ponder

Sin is deceptive

We need to recognise sin

We need to repent

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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