God’s kingdom is not like the kingdoms of this world. It is, as many have called it, an upside-down kingdom. In God’s kingdom we love our enemies, turn the other cheek, and store up our treasures in heaven. We are blessed when we are persecuted, comforted when we mourn, and we inherit the earth if we are humble.Jesus tells us, in essence, that everything we thought we knew about the good life, about being blessed, and about following God is wrong. We don’t make progress in God’s kingdom by trying to get ahead or by looking out for number one. True discipleship is upside-down.  Jesus turned the world upside down according to the conventional way of thinking and acting.  So much about Christian faith is counter-cultural – even counter-intuitive. 

This worship series may leave us with a similar feeling of disorientation as we listen to the bizarre teachings of Jesus. This 2,000-year-old rabbi is still challenging our best thinking and all that seems like “common sense” today. As we focus on the words of our Savior, may we be open to having our perspectives adjusted, our minds opened, and our hearts humbled before God and neighbor. 


Listen Now:
February 2, 2020  
Pastor Brian Krueger  
February 9, 2020  
Pastor Brian Krueger  
February 16, 2020  
Pastor Scott Spaulding  
February 23, 2020  
Pastor Scott Spaulding  

Bloomington Campus

Map and Directions

Saturday Evening Worship: 6:00 PM

Sunday Morning Worship: 10:00 AM

Bible Class and Sunday School:  Sunday: 9:00 AM

 Monday Worship: 7:00 PM

Living Hope Campus

Map and Directions

Saturday Evening Worship: 6:00 PM

Sunday Morning Worship: 8:00 AM & 10:00 AM

Bible Class and Sunday School: Sunday 9:00 AM