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The Upside Down Kingdom. The Paradox Of Becoming Human. “The Kingdom of God is basically the rule of God. It is God’s reign, the divine sovereignty in action.” ~ George Eldon Ladd. “The incarnation is the one absolute expression of what God is like and also of what true humanity is like.”

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The upside down kingdom

The Upside Down Kingdom

The Paradox Of Becoming Human


The upside down kingdom

“The Kingdom of God is basically the rule of God. It is God’s reign, the divine sovereignty in action.”

~ George Eldon Ladd


The upside down kingdom

“The incarnation is the one absolute expression of what God is like and also of what true humanity is like.”

~ Myron S. Augsburger


The upside down kingdom

“There is more to you than you know.”

~ Gandalf the Wizard

to Bilbo in J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit


The upside down kingdom

“The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult, and left untried.”

~ G.K. Chesterton


The upside down kingdom

“The gospel Jesus proclaimed was a call to discipleship, a call to follow him in submissive obedience, not just a plea to make a decision or pray a prayer.”

~ John F. MacArthur, Jr.


The upside down kingdom

“Jesus is not asking people to add him to the milieu of their lives. He wants disciples willing to forsake everything.”

~ John F. MacArthur, Jr.


The upside down kingdom

“A good mind possesses a great kingdom;

a good fortune is a great slavery.”

~ Seneca


The upside down kingdom

“Whoever wishes to be first among you must be slave of all.”

~ Mark 10:44, NRSV


The upside down kingdom

“Freedom in slavery is an unsettling yet exquisite Christian paradox, comparable to that other quintessential Christian paradox, strength in weakness.”

~ Murray J. Harris


The upside down kingdom

“For you were called to freedom, brothers and sisters; only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for self-indulgence, but through love become slaves to one another.”

~ Galatians 5:13, NRSV


The upside down kingdom

“God’s word is not a cafeteria where we can pass over the asparagus to get to the desert. We can’t pick and choose our favourite passages and ignore the rest.”

~ Kent Crockett


The upside down kingdom

“Though I am free with respect to all, I have made myself a slave to all, so that I might win more of them.”

~ 1 Corinthians 9:19, NRSV


The upside down kingdom

“The most convincing evidence of the possession of freedom is the willingness to surrender it to achieve a worthy goal. The supreme example of this, of course, is the incarnation.”

~ Murray J. Harris


The upside down kingdom

“Do you know what I have done to you? You call me Teacher and Lord--and you are right, for that is what I am. So if I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet.”

~ John 13:12-14, NRSV


The upside down kingdom

“A Christian is a perfectly free lord of all, subject to none.

A Christian is a perfectly dutiful servant of all, subject to all.”

~ Martin Luther, 1520


The upside down kingdom

“Doubtless the West’s involvement in slavery in centuries past has contributed to our reluctance to perceive what should be obvious: very often when our English translations speak of ‘servant’, the Greek writers are thinking of a slave.”

~ D. A. Carson


The upside down kingdom

“Act as free men, and do not use your freedom as a covering for evil, but use it as bondslaves of God.”

~ 1 Peter 2:16, NASBi


The upside down kingdom

Long my imprisoned spirit lay

Fast bound in sin and nature’s night;

Thine eye diffused a quick’ning ray, -

I woke, the dungeon flamed with light;

My chains fell off, my heart was free,

I rose, went forth, and followed Thee.

~ Charles Wesley


The upside down kingdom

“Whoever wishes to be first among you must be slave of all.”

~ Mark 10:44, NRSV


The upside down kingdom

“You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body.”

~ 1 Corinthians 6:19-20, NIV


The upside down kingdom

“Slave” = doulos (Greek)

“Servant” = diakonos (Greek)

(or: oiketes, pais, hyperetes, leitourgos, paidiske)


The upside down kingdom

"I am the Lord's servant [doulos]," Mary answered. "May it be to me as you have said."

~ Luke 1:38, NIV


The upside down kingdom

“Am I now seeking human approval, or God's approval? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still pleasing people, I would not be a servant [doulos] of Christ.”

~ Galatians 1:10, NRSV


The upside down kingdom

“Act as free men, and do not use your freedom as a covering for evil, but use it as bondslaves of God.”

~ 1 Peter 2:16, NASBi


The upside down kingdom

“Whoever wishes to be first among you must be slave of all.”

~ Mark 10:44, NRSV


The upside down kingdom

“Do you know what I have done to you? You call me Teacher and Lord--and you are right, for that is what I am. So if I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet.”

~ John 13:12-14, NRSV


The upside down kingdom

“For you were called to freedom, brothers and sisters; only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for self-indulgence, but through love become slaves to one another.”

~ Galatians 5:13, NRSV


The upside down kingdom

“Though I am free with respect to all, I have made myself a slave to all, so that I might win more of them.”

~ 1 Corinthians 9:19, NRSV


The upside down kingdom

FVGITIVVS

(Runaway Slave)


The upside down kingdom

“You are My friends, if you do what I command you. No longer do I call you slaves, for the slave does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I have heard from My Father I have made known to you.”

~ John 15:14-15, NASB


The upside down kingdom

“For you have not received a spirit of slavery leading to fear again, but you have received a spirit of adoption.”

~ Romans 8:15, NASB


The upside down kingdom

The Upside Down Kingdom

The Paradox Of Becoming Human


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