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  • Paradox

    Contributed by Tim Zingale on Jul 3, 2006
    based on 34 ratings

    A sermon for the 5th Sunday after Pentecost Proper 9 The Paradox of God strong vs weak

    5th Sunday after Pentecost Proper 9 Mark 6:1-13 2nd Corinthians 12:2-10 "A Paradox" 6:1 ¶ He went away from there and came to his own country; and his disciples followed him. 2 And on the sabbath he began to teach in the synagogue; and many who heard him were astonished, more

  • A Paradox

    Contributed by Gerry Pratt on Jan 29, 2002
    based on 30 ratings

    It’s a choice...choose to enjoy the fruit of this present world, or hold out for the world to come.

    God does not see things as we see them...We need to start seeing things as God sees them. I Samuel 16:7 - 7But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at the height of his stature, because I have refused him. For the Lord does not see as man sees; for man looks at more

  • Christian Paradoxes

    Contributed by Derrick Tuper on Jun 5, 2017

    Webster's defines a paradox as: "A statement contrary to common belief. A statement that seems contradictory, unbelievable, or absurd, but that may actually be true." There are paradoxes when it comes to Christianity. Let's take a look at some of them.

    CHRISTIAN PARADOXES Webster's defines a paradox as: "A statement contrary to common belief. A statement that seems contradictory, unbelievable, or absurd, but that may actually be true." A paradox is something that's not necessarily a contradiction; just a contradiction in terms. There are more

  • Passion Paradoxes

    Contributed by Chuck Sligh on Apr 11, 2017

    The story of the Passion of Christ in Mark's gospel is filled with paradoxes, i.e., "seemingly absurd or self-contradictory statements that, when investigated, prove to be true." This sermon explores "Passion Paradoxes" in Mark 15.

    Passion Paradoxes A pre-Easter sermon (e.g., Palm Sunday) Chuck Sligh April 9, 2017 NOTE: A PowerPoint or ProPresenter 6 slide presentation is available for this sermon upon the request at TEXT: Please turn in your Bibles to Mark 15 INTRODUCTION As I studied more

  • Life In Paradox

    Contributed by Russell Brownworth on Apr 3, 2006
    based on 38 ratings

    An evangelistic call to die to self

    April 2, 2006 Fifth Sunday in the Season of Lent Now among those who went up to worship at the festival were some Greeks. They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and said to him, “Sir, we wish to see Jesus.” Philip went and told Andrew; then Andrew and Philip went and told more

  • The Paradox Of Manure Series

    Contributed by Ken Pell on May 6, 2007
    based on 4 ratings

    It is often life’s inconveniences and discomforts that produce the greatest opportunities for grace!

    THE PARADOX OF MANURE Mark 6:30-44 {NIV} Sermon #2 from the “Life on the Farm” Sermon Point: It is often life’s inconveniences and discomforts that produce the greatest opportunities for grace! SERIES INTRO: We are beginning a sermon series today from Mark’s Gospel called “Life on the more

  • The Paradox Of Self

    Contributed by Joseph Anderson on Jan 25, 2011
    based on 5 ratings

    The importance of self in determining one's destiny. To hell or heaven.

    The Paradox of ‘self’ (Luke 9:25) “For what is a man advantaged, if he gain the whole world, and lose himself, or be cast away?” Introduction: In 2 timothy chapter 3, Apostle Paul warns us of the terrible times that will be in the last days. The idea is not something more

  • The Dandelion Paradox Series

    Contributed by Keith Broyles on Oct 10, 2007
    based on 16 ratings

    What is a dandelion? To some it is a flower, to some it is a vegetable, and to some it is a weed. It is hard for us to know the difference. If we uproot the dandelion we may be causing damage. If we uproot what we think are weeds in our churches and c

    Last Sunday as we were looking at the Parable of the Sower I told you about moving in to a new parsonage at Lovelady and with that new parsonage came a new yard. One of the men in the congregation, the chair of the board, thought that the lawn needed to have grass so he bought Bermuda grass seed more

  • Christmas Paradox Series

    Contributed by D. Greg Ebie on Dec 30, 2004
    based on 14 ratings

    Christmas is a paradox. The Christmas story is filled with the unexpected—the unimaginable. And yet the Christ Child was born amidst these paradoxes; let’s for a few moments think the paradox of Christmas.

    CHRISTMAS PARADOX "The Nativity" “As helpless as He was He deserved more privacy. Yet they gathered and stared, not completely understanding what they saw—just that they had to see. . . “Mary was tired and sore and a little sick. But she had heard the heralding angel and knew they would more

  • The Spiritual Paradox Series

    Contributed by Mark Busch on Aug 4, 2005
    based on 5 ratings

    Samson never fully relied on God and so he died just for revenge.

    The Spiritual Paradox Judges 13 Page 230 in pew Bible Judges 13:1-7 Again the Israelites did evil in the eyes of the LORD, so the LORD delivered them into the hands of the Philistines for forty years. 2A certain man of Zorah, named Manoah, from the clan of the Danites, had a wife who was more

  • The Paradox Of The Cross

    Contributed by Victor Yap on Mar 28, 2008
    based on 1 rating

    Paul, Pt. 4

    THE PARADOX OF THE CROSS (1 CORINTHIANS 1:18-31) The cross took a major political beating since 2004. In May, 2004, the ACLU gave Los Angeles County two weeks to eliminate the 1957-designed seal that appears on most official county property: walls, documents, uniforms, vehicles and even business more

  • David The Paradox Series

    Contributed by Mike Wilkins on Jan 5, 2009
    based on 4 ratings

    David is a mix of the Good, the Bad and the Ugly, but he understands God’s grace.

    David the paradox 2 Samuel 22 The good the bad and the ugly David – a great hero of the faith Passionate worship – Psalms Goliath Heroic deeds 2 Samuel 22 – placed at the end of the story – written early in the story speaks of a Passionate relationship with God. You might feel more

  • A Faith Of Paradoxes

    Contributed by Lew Slade on Dec 22, 2008
    based on 3 ratings

    A deeper understanding of Jesus final prayer for his disciples - and us.

    A Faith of Paradoxes I wonder how many of you have ever tried to reverse your car with a trailer hitched to the back. It’s not easy, and I’m sure many of us have got some amusing or expensive stories to tell. The problem is that if you want the trailer to go to the right you have to turn the more

  • The Paradox Of God

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Jan 20, 2007

    We have an unchanging God who brings in change and itbis the churched who resist it most - in our lives, in our thinking and in our wiorship

    People don’t like Change Introduction We all know the old adage “Familiarity breeds contempt” - a saying that goes back as far as Publius the Syrian, in 2 BC. And as we see in our Gospel reading this morning, this happened to Jesus when he went back to his hometown of Nazareth. I didn’t more

  • The Paradox Of Power Series

    Contributed by Chris Surber on Jul 2, 2009
    based on 1 rating

    The greatest power is that of Christ working in us.

    The Paradox of Power, II Corinthians 12:2-10 Introduction French writer Alexis de Tocqueville, after visiting America in 1831, said, “I sought for the greatness of the United States in her commodious harbors, her ample rivers, her fertile fields, and boundless forests – and it was not there. I more