Opinions. We have lots of them, don’t we?
Some of us seem to have more opinions than others!
Have you ever thought of that? Why do some people have more opinions than others? And why do some people have strong opinions while others have weak opinions? Some people seem to have strong opinions about almost everything. Know anyone like that? I do.
I think the reality is that we all have opinions. We all have feelings about things, but some of us are more vocal about it than others!
Did you ever know someone who is really opinionated, but they had no idea that they were opinionated? Maybe you know someone like that. What I’m getting at is that it can sometimes be very hard to see the truth about ourselves.
How do you see yourself? Are you opinionated? Are you judgmental?
How many judgments have you made today?
None? Or maybe a lot?
As we continue our series through Luke 6, Jesus has been introducing us to his upside-down way of looking at the world. In fact, some people have called it his Upside Down Kingdom. The normal values of our culture do not apply here.
In Jesus’ Upside Down Kingdom, the poor are considered blessed, and the wealthy are considered to be in a horrible situation.
In the Upside Down Kingdom, when you are hungry and mistreated and people hate you, you are blessed. But when you are well-fed and popular you are in a horrible situation.
In the Upside Down Kingdom, you love your enemies. You do not retaliate when mistreated. Instead you give, and you generously.
We saw last week that one of the cardinal rules of the Upside Down Kingdom is that you do to others what you would have them do to you.
Today Jesus teaches us more about how his disciples will live and act in his Upside Down Kingdom.
So we would love for you to be our guest at Faith Church tomorrow. If you want to prepare, considering reading Luke 6:37-42.
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