Living in an Upside-Down World – Part 1


Pastor Dave Martin, Cross Creek Community Church, August 18, 2019

“Living in an Upside-Down World”

Truth, part 1


  1. There are two overarching _________________…
  • God of Eternity – Unseen
  • Mankind on earth – Seen

Isaiah 42:5 5  This is what God the LORD says– he who created the heavens and stretched them out, who spread out the earth and all that comes out of it, who gives breath to its people, and life to those who walk on it:

2 Corinthians 4:18 18  So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.



  1. God ___________ Himself and His beautiful plan to mankind.
  • Creation, Bible, His Son Jesus, Conscience
  • Life makes sense when we know our purpose

Romans 1:17 17  For in the gospel a righteousness from God is revealed, a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: “The righteous will live by faith.” [Heb 1:1-2]

Jeremiah 29:11 11  For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.



III.  ____________ attacked as the world spirals out of control.

  • Demonic seduction, cultural deception, growing apostasy
  • God’s truth exchanged for deceptive lies

1 Timothy 4:1 1  The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons.

2 Corinthians 4:4 4  The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. [Isa 59:12-15, John 8… etc]

Romans 1:18, 24-25 18  “The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness24  Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. 25  They exchanged the truth of God for a lie…” [Rom 1:18-32 msg]



  1. Live Life…
  • From God’s _________________!
  • Under God’s _________________!
  • Anticipating God’s _________________!


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