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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

  • Christian Paradoxes

    Contributed by Derrick Tuper on Jun 5, 2017
     | 4,474 views

    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 ...read more

  • Passion Paradoxes

    Contributed by Chuck Sligh on Apr 11, 2017
     | 1,250 views

    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 chucksligh@hotmail.com. TEXT: Please turn in your Bibles to Mark 15 INTRODUCTION As I studied ...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

  • Paradoxes Of The Passion Series

    Contributed by Dennis Davidson on Apr 26, 2011
    based on 70 ratings
     | 28,646 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.

  • 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 God

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Jan 20, 2007
     | 875 views

    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 ...read more

  • The Paradox Of The Cross

    Contributed by Victor Yap on Mar 28, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,069 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 Power Series

    Contributed by Chris Surber on Jul 2, 2009
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,690 views

    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 ...read more

  • The Paradox Of Possession Series

    Contributed by Chris Surber on Jun 18, 2009
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,286 views

    It is not we who possess anything of lasting value; no matter what we possess it is Christ who possess us!

    The Paradox of Possession, II Corinthians 6:1-13 Series Introduction, “An Upside-Down Kingdom” In Isaiah 52:13-53:12, known as Isaiah’s fourth servant song, the prophet describes what is known as Isaiah’s “suffering servant.” This verse is filled with language of “substitution.” The passage, ...read more

  • The Paradox Of Wealth Series

    Contributed by Chris Surber on Jun 20, 2009
    based on 3 ratings
     | 3,120 views

    The paradox of wealth is that no matter what we own; the Lord is the source of it all! First fruits are the Lord’s

    The Paradox of Wealth, 2 Corinthians 8:7-15 Introduction In today’s Scripture reading, we pick up on a similar theme. This is only once complete chapter away from the passage we examined last week. Now we pick up on the Apostle Paul instructing the Corinthian Church with regard to generosity ...read more

  • A Faith Of Paradoxes

    Contributed by Lew Slade on Dec 22, 2008
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,299 views

    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 ...read more

  • David The Paradox Series

    Contributed by Mike Wilkins on Jan 5, 2009
    based on 4 ratings
     | 2,479 views

    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 ...read more