We live in a world that is upside down. This conclusion of our Stranger Things series brings us to where we started – Acts 17. This is the passage where we discover the practical ways to take all we have found and boldly say it in the world around us. It can turn the Upside Down inside out and as a result, turn the Upside Down upside down, making it right side up!
There is a line in Stranger Things, uttered by Police Chief Hopper as he explains… “Mornings are for coffee and contemplation…” In the Stranger Things series here at The Church @ 434, we have been contemplating some ways to engage the culture in conversations about faith. Knowing what we believe and why, being able to share with confidence, and finding strength to turn the Upside Down world we live in upside down is more important than ever. Today we take a few minutes and contemplate one of the “big” questions that many have – creation. Believe it or not, your answer to this question will dictate what happens next in your life.
We have been looking at ways we turn an Upside Down world upside down. Understanding what followers of Jesus believe – and why – is essential to entering into effective conversations. The culture is fascinated with spiritual things and today we look at the real world of angels. What is your angle on angels? What does the world around you think about angels? Most importantly, what does God and the Bible say about them?
Stranger Things has reminded us that we live in a world that is Upside Down. If we are going to turn the Upside Down upside down – which actually makes it right side up again – then we have to understand how to do it. In Acts 17, we discover how to speak into an upside down culture in ways that open the conversation to talking about Jesus. This CORE series, which enhances our Celebration Worship series, called Stranger Things, helps us add depth to how we approach the world around us.
Additional Resource related to our 4/15/18 Celebration Worship Service, entitled: Between Heaven and Hell.
We are looking for ways to engage an Upside Down world and turn it upside down! This series is designed to give you some helpful tools to have real conversations about Jesus in a crazy out of control world. Today we explore one of the topics that people most care about – Heaven and Hell… and what we need to know about them. Are you ready to turn the Upside Down upside down? A little glimpse of Heaven can go a long way toward nudging people closer to the Father.