March 22, 2015

Youth Mission Sunday

Passage: 1 Samuel 16:1-13,1 Corinthians 1:18-24,Matthew 20:20-28

The Upside-Down Kingdom. Let’s face it, Christ was not what people expected. He was born to regular parents, grew up in a non-descript town, lived a simple life of love and service, and was executed by the government on a cross. This isn’t exactly the picture of a powerful messiah that most people had in mind. That’s the thing, though. God has a way of taking our expectations and priorities and totally flipping them upside down. The first shall be the last and the last shall be first. His ways are not our ways, and His kingdom is not of this world. His is an upside down kingdom.