Upside Down

August 4 – 25


One of the main things Jesus talked about was the Kingdom of God. He described it as a place that was wonderful but also weird. In so many ways, the Kingdom was different—upside down. For the next several weeks we’ll be taking a look at some of the stories Jesus told about the Kingdom and how he redefined so many things in our world.

Upside Down | Are You For Real?

August 25

One of the major charges that non-Christians make against Christians is that many are hypocrites. Many believe that those of us who claim to follow God talk a good game but don’t actually live the way God wants us to. It’s one thing when our neighbor says this; it’s another thing when Jesus does. This Sunday we’ll look at a story in which Jesus challenges religious people to think about whether we are worried about more than how we look.

Text: Matthew 21:28-32
Message by Pastor Ron Kool

Upside Down | Who Gets Invited?

August 18

One of the pictures the Bible gives us of heaven is that it’s like a great feast, a banquet, a huge celebration. The Bible promises that there will be plenty of food and drink and a great time will be had by all. But who gets to go? Who gets invited to the party? This Sunday we’ll look at another “upside-down” story in which Jesus surprises us about God’s invitation list.

Text: Luke 14:15-24
Message by Pastor Ron Kool

Upside Down | Investing

August 11

We all have a certain amount of resources (time, talent, treasures, etc.) in our lives. A question we must ask ourselves is where we will invest those resources. What are we going to do with what God has given us? Jesus tells a story that makes us think about whether we’re being wise or foolish as we invest our resources.

Text: Luke 12:13-21
Message by Pastor Ron Kool

Upside Down | How God Works

August 4

One of the main things Jesus talked about was the Kingdom of God. He described it as a place that was wonderful but also weird. In so many ways, the Kingdom was different—upside down. For the next several weeks we’ll be taking a look at some of the stories Jesus told about the Kingdom and how he redefined so many things in our world.

Text: Matthew 13:31-33
Message by Pastor Ron Kool