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Acts 17:6-7 When they could not find them, they dragged Jason and some believers before the city authorities, shouting, “These people who have been turning the world upside down have come here also, and Jason has entertained them as guests. They are all acting contrary to the decrees of the emperor, saying that there is another king named Jesus.”
Paul has described Jesus’ need to suffer and rise from the dead. This is a concept that troubles those in power. Paul’s accusers are deeply offended by the contention that God’s redemptive power isn’t seated at the head of the table but includes the radical humility of serving others, suffering crucifixion, enduring death, and proclaiming a kingdom of peace. This is the heart of the Good News of God in Christ, and it absolutely turns the world upside down and brings our hearts and minds right-side up.
MOVING FORWARD: How will you turn the world upside down with love today?
Good Book Club: Acts 17:1-9