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  • 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

  • Paradoxes Of The Passion Series

    Contributed by Dennis Davidson on Apr 26, 2011
    based on 70 ratings

    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 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

  • Paradoxes Of Life Series

    Contributed by Jeffery Anselmi on Feb 17, 2012
    based on 8 ratings

    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 more

  • The Paradox Of The Cross

    Contributed by John Covell on Oct 20, 2000
    based on 88 ratings

    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 more

  • Christian Paradoxes Series

    Contributed by George Durham on Feb 15, 2002
    based on 126 ratings

    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 more

  • The Paradox Of Grace

    Contributed by Robert Houston, Sr. on Feb 21, 2002
    based on 87 ratings

    An examination of the Church at Macedonia.

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

  • The Paradox Of Our Time

    Contributed by Chip Monck on Dec 1, 2005
    based on 12 ratings

    This is a 15-20 minute devotional designed to help people transition from Thanksgiving to Christmas with the proper heart. A good Christmas message for early in the season.

    (opened this message with a video clip entitled ’The Paradox of our Time’ downloaded from The first paragraph ’show pics’ included pictures of dogs with cats, and other comical unexpected partnerships.) We live in a world of paradox. At a time of great paradox. In the more

  • The Three Paradoxes To A Fruitful Life

    Contributed by Randy Bataanon on Feb 5, 2011
    based on 207 ratings

    People struggle for their life. They fight for their right and wrestle for their greatness - only to find that it is the other way around that we can find them.

    THE THREE PARADOXES TO A FRUITFUL LIFE John 12:24-26 People struggle for their life. They fight for their right and wrestle for their greatness - only to find that it is the other way around that we can find them. Jesus said: Joh 12:24 I tell you the truth, unless a grain of wheat falls to more

  • Pondering The Paradox Of Christmas

    Contributed by Bill Sullivan on Dec 13, 2006
    based on 17 ratings

    There are many great truths in the Christian faith that are paradoxes - Mary was the first to ponder the great truth of the incarnation.

    Pondering the Paradox of Christmas (note: this sermon was delivered at Maranatha Christian Fellowship, Nevada, MO) December 10, 2006 Luke 2:8-19 (NIV) 8 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. 9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, more

  • The Mystery Of The Paradoxes Of Life Series

    Contributed by Chadrick Forrester on Mar 4, 2007
    based on 17 ratings

    This sermon points people to Jesus in spite of life’s mysteries.

    Intro: Video: “Paradoxes of Life” ( There are so many things that just don’t make sense in life These are the things that Solomon refers to as meaningless, futile, and says that figuring them out is like chasing the wind. (7:6, 15; 8:10, 14) These inequalities are often more

  • The Trials & Paradoxes Of Ministry Series

    Contributed by Dennis Davidson on Nov 18, 2014
    based on 4 ratings

    Those who serve through the difficulties of life & ministry find that God¡¯s grace produces dignity in them & glory for God.

    2 CORINTHIANS 6: 3-10 [GAINING PERSPECTIVE Series] THE TRIALS AND PARADOXES OF MINISTRY [Romans 5:1-5 / 14: ] With an outburst of passion, noble Christian service is described. For those who receive the grace of God, and allow it to carry out its intended working, there is a moving into more

  • Living Beyond The Ordinary Series

    Contributed by Bob Lentz on Sep 13, 2006
    based on 9 ratings

    Dealing with the paradox of "being perfect as the Heavenly Father is perfect".

    Living Beyond The Ordinary 9-17-06 Series: Building Blocks of Paradox Matt. 5:43-48 Intro. This morning we’re going to begin a brand new series based on the paradoxes of scripture. Now a paradox is basically a statement that seems to be impossible, more

  • Two Faces Of Faith - The Cross And The Crown Series

    Contributed by Jerry Scott on Apr 29, 2002
    based on 55 ratings

    Faith is marked by a paradox. Sometimes we appear to lose in order to win!

    Two Faces of Faith - the Crown and the Cross Text: Hebrews 11: 13, 32-40; 12: 1-3 What an inspiration to faith we’ve found in this 11th chapter of Hebrews! It’s one of the great passages of the Bible, worthy of a commitment to study and meditation. I hope you that the Word has fired up more

  • 230 - Choose To Lose Series

    Contributed by Joel Vicente on Aug 24, 2002
    based on 63 ratings

    A great paradox in the Christian walk is the more we lose, the more God wins.

    Sermon Study 230 – CHOOSE TO LOSE (1) CHOSE TO LOSE – YOU WILL FIND Mat 10:39 Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. ILLUST: One evening a woman was driving home when she noticed a huge truck behind her that was driving uncomfortably close. more