Right Side Upping an Upside Down World
Sunday, July 22, 2018
(How to live in a topsy turvy world)
1.Don’t be afraid to engage in DIALOGUE and therein stand for the TRUTH.
(Luke 24:13-35; Psalm 16:8-11; Psalm 22; Amos 8:9; Isaiah 53:3-6; 1 Peter 3:15; Colossians 4:6; 2 Timothy 3:16-17)
2.Be willing to “OFFEND” and respond properly to the possible fallout.
(1 Peter 2:6-8; 1 Corinthians 1:18; 2 Timothy 3:12; Titus 2:7-8; Matthew 5:10-14; 2 Corinthians 2:15-16; Romans 1:20; John 3:19-21)
3.Proclaim Jesus as KING and be loyal to Him. For real.
(Exodus 19:15, 20:3; Hebrews 4:14-16, 10:23; Galatians 1:10; Ephesians 6:7; Luke 9:62; 1 Samuel 12:24; 1 Peter 4:4)
4.Don’t leave a new believer HANGING. Hang in there with them!
(1 Peter 2:2; Hebrews 3:13, 10:24-25; 1 Timothy 4:7; Hebrews 5:14; Ephesians 4:11-16; 2 Timothy 2:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Corinthians 3:7-9)
Taking it further to help you THRIVE…
1.Looking back at your notes from this week’s teaching, was there anything that particularly caught your attention, challenged, or confused you?
2.We want other people to be open-minded and willing to listen to us. Does this describe you when someone else is speaking? What is necessary to have a ‘successful’ dialogue with someone (especially someone with whom our worldview may differ?)
3.What are some practical ways we can live daily in allegiance / loyalty to Jesus Christ as our King?
4.What made the Bereans so “noble”? Would you say that you ‘are a Berean’? Why? Why not?
5.In what ways are you more concerned about fitting in than standing out? Why can this make right side upping and upside down world difficult?
6.Who can you come alongside to help grow? Who might you be able to ask to come alongside you?