Saturday, July 12, 2008

Simply Jesus - Upside down world

Matthew 18

God's Kingdom is an upside down world. Well from the view point of most of humanity that is. This discourse with his followers is packed with the values of His kingdom. The disciples still had not hooked up to Jesus wavelength. They believed he was the messiah but they were still equating God's kingdoms with the human hierarchical kingdoms that they were surrounded with day by day.

Their question who is the most prominent in your kingdom, who is top dog. Jesus brings forward a young kid to emphasise his point. Probably a child that had been pushed to the back of the crowd, out of sight out of mind.

Jesus then outlines the values of his kingdom. Here are a few from this chapter:

  • Simplicity
  • Childlike faith
  • Respect
  • Care for the weak and needy
  • Humility
  • Servant hood
  • Patience
  • Forgiveness
  • Careful in speech
What other values are in God's Kingdom?

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