The Upside Down Kingdom

A Series on The Beatitudes in Matthew 5

Whether chasing the blessed, happy, or good life, we all spend time, emotion, and money pursuing a "better" life. We all want to live a life where we wake up with peace in our hearts instead of anxiety, gladness instead of despair, and hope instead of hopelessness. Through the Beatitudes, the opening section of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount, Jesus teaches postures and rhythms that will flip our lives upside down, change us for the better, and unlock the way to living a full life in an empty world. Join us as we spend eight weeks covering the twelve verses that make up the Beatitudes!

The Upside Down Kingdom

Blessed Are the Merciful

by Spence Shelton

Pastor Spence teaches on the fifth beatitude, “Blessed are the merciful,” by exploring the concept of mercy using a parable from Matthew 18. He emphasizes that giving mercy opens the door to receiving more of God’s mercy, urging believers to reflect on extending mercy to others despite difficulties, leading to healing and reconciliation.