Study Guide: The Kingdom: It’s Really Upside Down

Sunday October 5, 2008 | Greg Boyd, Scott Boren

Focus Scripture:

Brief Summary:

God's unique way of growing his kingdom isn't what we may expect from a king. In fact, many times he flips our expectations completely upside down. In a conversation with the Pharisees in Luke 14, Jesus demonstrates this beautiful uniqueness and reveals the impact it can have on how we relate to each other in our everyday activities.

Reflection Questions:

  1. Why do you think that we rank people and put them into categories
  2. Think about a time when you tried to manipulate your way to be close to someone of position.
  3. How does God view that act?
  4. What do you sense God saying to you through this sermon?
  5. How do you typically respond to people who are marginalized in our society? How would you like to see that changed?