Welcome to Worship on this October as we live into The Upside-down Reign of God
The values of God’s way turn a broken world right side up again. Each of these stories from Mark 10 reveal a different way that God inverts the dominant culture and invites us to live a life “upside down.” Shocking reversals lead to true discipleship.
Oct 17 – Where the Least are the Greatest
Today’s gospel starts with disciples obsessing over who will be closest to Jesus, leading to Jesus teaching his followers about God’s take on importance and power. Here Jesus makes it explicit that the reversal of values in God’s community is a direct challenge to the values of the dominant culture, where wielding power over others is what makes you great. When we pray “your kingdom come” we are praying for an end to tyranny and oppression. We pray this gathered around the cross, a sign of great shame transformed to be the sign of great honor and service
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