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  • A Paradox

    Contributed by Gerry Pratt on Jan 29, 2002
    based on 30 ratings
     | 1,087 views

    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 ...read more

  • Paradox

    Contributed by Tim Zingale on Jul 3, 2006
    based on 34 ratings
     | 6,141 views

    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, ...read more

  • Life In Paradox

    Contributed by Russell Brownworth on Apr 3, 2006
    based on 38 ratings
     | 5,260 views

    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 ...read more

  • Paradoxes Of The Passion Series

    Contributed by Dennis Davidson on Apr 26, 2011
    based on 70 ratings
     | 28,647 views

    To speak of the Paradoxes of the Passion is to disclose the very center of that which is the object of our faith. Paradoxes of the Passion call us to look past the shallowness of man & see the Crucifixion of Christ from God's perspective. For the death

    MARK 15:21-32 PARADOXES OF THE PASSION As a Christian reads this text we can't help but be confronted with Paradoxes of the Passion. A paradox defines a statement which superficially seem to be contradictory, impossible, even absurd, yet beyond the superficial is in reality true. A paradox ...read more

  • Paradoxes Of Life Series

    Contributed by Jeffery Anselmi on Feb 17, 2012
    based on 8 ratings
     | 6,781 views

    Jesus in His last public sermon shares some paradoxes of life we need to grasp.

    INTRODUCTION • SLIDE #1 • Over the next seven weeks leading up to Easter together we are going follow the teachings of Jesus that took place during the final week of His life. • For context earlier in chapter 12 we have the triumphal entry into Jerusalem which marks the beginning of the last ...read more

  • Christian Paradoxes Series

    Contributed by George Durham on Feb 15, 2002
    based on 126 ratings
     | 11,122 views

    The radical call of Christ is to live with a counter-culture world view based on the paradoxes of Christianity.

    CHRISTIAN PARADOXES A paradox is a statement that doesn’t seem to make sense; but when understood, makes a lot of sense. In fact, a paradox says something that couldn’t be said as well any other way. Jesus made some paradoxical statements. He did so to draw the attention of His listeners, who ...read more

  • The Paradox Of Grace

    Contributed by Robert Houston, Sr. on Feb 21, 2002
    based on 87 ratings
     | 7,011 views

    An examination of the Church at Macedonia.

    Sermon by Pastor Robert Earl Houston, Sr., Assistant Pastor Westwood Baptist Church, University Center Nashville, Tennessee - www.westwoodbcuc.org www.roberthouston.org 2 Corinthians 8:1-2: ”Moreover, brethren, we make know to you the grace of God bestowed upon the churches of Macedonia: ...read more

  • The Paradox Of The Cross

    Contributed by John Covell on Oct 20, 2000
    based on 88 ratings
     | 1,859 views

    Outreach message describing our value to God

    Introduction (title slide) Everyone wants a good deal, but what’s a good deal for one person may not be such a good deal for another. Whenever I fly, I like to read “Sky Mall” magazine , the mail-order catalog that is found in the seat pocket in front of your seat. This magazine contains ...read more

  • The Paradox Of Freedom

    Contributed by Charles Mallory on Jun 30, 2001
    based on 63 ratings
     | 1,420 views

    A simple message on learning how to set ourselves free through unconditional love.

    ON JULY 3, 1776, THE DAY BEFORE THE SIGNING OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE, GEORGE WASHINGTON WROTE A LETTER TO HIS WIFE, ANTICIPATING THE HARDSHIPS WHICH WOULD SOON OCCUR. HE WROTE, "IN A FEW DAYS, YOU WILL SEE A DECLARATION SETTING FORTH THE CAUSES WHICH HAVE IMPELLED US TO THIS MIGHTY ...read more

  • The Dandelion Paradox Series

    Contributed by Keith Broyles on Oct 10, 2007
    based on 16 ratings
     | 6,624 views

    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 ...read more

  • The Paradox Of Manure Series

    Contributed by Ken Pell on May 6, 2007
    based on 4 ratings
     | 2,631 views

    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 ...read more

  • Christmas Paradox Series

    Contributed by D. Greg Ebie on Dec 30, 2004
    based on 14 ratings
     | 2,669 views

    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 ...read more

  • The Paradox Of The Cross Series

    Contributed by Victor Yap on Jan 24, 2009
    based on 6 ratings
     | 3,642 views

    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 ...read more

  • The Paradox Of Self

    Contributed by Joseph Anderson on Jan 25, 2011
    based on 5 ratings
     | 7,128 views

    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 ...read more

  • The Paradox Of Christ

    Contributed by Paul Cull on Oct 9, 2006
     | 1,057 views

    Jesus is both superior to the angels and lower than the angels - a contradiction or a paradox?

    Hebrews 1:1 – 2:12 The Paradox of Christ Introduction In many pubs, politics and religion are banned subjects for conversation. Probably with good cause, because these are subjects that people take very seriously. However, if by chance you should stray from the rule, you will often hear ...read more