LUKE 6:17-26


February 17, 2013

Todd Chapman

Luke 6:17-26  ESV: [17] And he came down with them and stood on a level place, with a great crowd of his disciples and a great multitude of people from all Judea and Jerusalem and the seacoast of Tyre and Sidon, [18] who came to hear him and to be healed of their diseases. And those who were troubled with unclean spirits were cured. [19] And all the crowd sought to touch him, for power came out from him and healed them all. [20] And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said: “Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God. [21] “Blessed are you who are hungry now, for you shall be satisfied. “Blessed are you who weep now, for you shall laugh. [22] “Blessed are you when people hate you and when they exclude you and revile you and spurn your name as evil, on account of the Son of Man! [23] Rejoice in that day, and leap for joy, for behold, your reward is great in heaven; for so their fathers did to the prophets. [24] “But woe to you who are rich, for you have received your consolation. [25] “Woe to you who are full now, for you shall be hungry. “Woe to you who laugh now, for you shall mourn and weep. [26] “Woe to you, when all people speak well of you, for so their fathers did to the false prophets.

Jesus unveils His UPSIDE DOWN KINGDOM. The Non-Kingdom Perspective. (Upside Down appears Right Side Up)

The Winners are...

  • Rich 
  • Full 
  • Laugh 
  • Esteemed 

Jesus’ Kingdom Perspective. (Right Side Up appears Upside Down)

The Winners are those who appear to be losers...

  • Poor 
  • Hungry 
  • Weep 
  • Hated