Highlights from our Upside Down Inside Out Series

Yesterday we finished up a series of messages at Bridge Church on Upside Down Kingdom Principles. Looked at Humility: The Way Up is Down, Generosity: In Giving Away We Receive, Problems: Joy in Trials, Salvation: Working Out What God Works In, and some others. Find most of the series at http://www.bridgenorthshore.com. Our recording equipment turned upside down on us and we missed two weeks. But here is a few of my favorite quotes from the series:

  • The basement is the penthouse, in God’s kingdom.
  • The best cure for illness is death. It kills the cancer every time.
  • “I am more broken and sinful than I ever dared to believe and at the same time because of Jesus, I am more loved and accepted than I ever dared to hope.”
  • God’s love for you is not based on anything that you can do or not do. It’s based completely upon the work of Christ.
  • There is nothing that we can do to enact our own salvation. If there were, the cross would have not been necessary.
  • Faith is like the brain. The best evidence of brain function is motor function.
  • The way up is down in God’s kingdom.
  • “the cross undermines our self-righteousness, and we can stand before it only with a bowed head and a broken spirit” – John Stott in The Cross of Christ.
  • Pride is the only disease in the world that makes everyone sick except the person who has it.
  • There are no shortcuts to spiritual growth or greatness in the kingdom of God.
  • The only way out of a trial is through it, & the more trials we go through, the stronger we will be.
  • What is my greatest need during this problem? Not a vacation. Not a pill. Not a counselor. Not rescue. Not revenge. IT’S WISDOM.
  • When there is no other answer, perseverance is the answer.
  • God’s more interested in your character, than your comfort. He wants you to be more like Christ.

About Lane Corley

I am - Follower of Jesus Christ - Husband to the beautiful and patient Heather Corley - Father of three. - Church Planter / Church Planting Strategist with the Louisiana Baptist Convention. - When I can, I’m reading, raised bed gardening, deer hunting, and on mission with my church. - Hoping to be helpful.

Posted on November 15, 2010, in Bridge Church, Ministry. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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