Sermon Summary: It may sound like a cliché, but Paul was convinced that Jesus was literally all that he needed. His only “need” was to honor Jesus with his body, no matter what circumstance he found himself in, and he always found Jesus empowering him to do exactly that. Because of this he always claimed […]
If we ever want to think “right-side up,” then we’re going to have to come up with a plan to get there. Paul helps us by demanding that we take ownership of our thoughts, decide who we want to be like, and then imitate these role models. As we do those things, we know that […]
Each of us has to choose who will call the shots when we face threats and feel fear. If we allow anxiety to be the boss, we’ll slide into God-dishonoring, self-destructive behavior. But if we turn to God and express our desires to Him, His peace will protect us from unhinged thoughts and feelings so […]
It’s on US as Christians to back up our claims of seeing life “right-side up.” We can do this by expressing our delight in Jesus even when our circumstances are terrible, and by creating safe places for hurting people to run to when they are in trouble. These kind of choices make our testimony of […]
Sharp disagreements happen in church all the time, even between believers who are very committed to Jesus and to His mission. Upside-down thinking wants us to react to this by pulling away from one another, but Paul challenges us all to stay together long enough to resolve our differences, with the help of the church, […]
If Jesus didn’t really die, or if He really didn’t come back from the dead, the entire Christian message falls apart.