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Upside Down – Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness

About This Talk

In this great message, our Youth pastor, Kathryn Engela-Higham, discusses the final Beatitude in our Upside Down Kingdom Life series, “Blessed are those persecuted for righteousness.” She explains that persecution is a reality for believers and cites biblical examples. The message emphasises that enduring persecution is essential for a godly life, as shown in the story of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. Kathryn encourages believers to stay rooted in their faith, seek support, and focus on their eternal reward in heaven.

Points to Ponder

Persecution is temporary

Our approval comes from above

Keep going to get through

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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