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  • A Paradox

    Contributed by Gerry Pratt on Jan 29, 2002
    based on 30 ratings
     | 1,034 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
     | 5,975 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
     | 4,237 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
     | 1,175 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
     | 10,952 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 Dandelion Paradox Series

    Contributed by Keith Broyles on Oct 10, 2007
    based on 16 ratings
     | 6,513 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 God

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Jan 20, 2007
     | 831 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 Christ

    Contributed by Paul Cull on Oct 9, 2006
     | 1,042 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

  • The Paradox Of The Cross Series

    Contributed by Victor Yap on Jan 24, 2009
    based on 6 ratings
     | 3,530 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
     | 6,923 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

  • Paradoxes Of The Passion Series

    Contributed by Dennis Davidson on Apr 26, 2011
    based on 70 ratings
     | 28,388 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

  • Christmas Paradox Series

    Contributed by D. Greg Ebie on Dec 30, 2004
    based on 14 ratings
     | 2,251 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 Manure Series

    Contributed by Ken Pell on May 6, 2007
    based on 4 ratings
     | 2,545 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

  • The Spiritual Paradox Series

    Contributed by Mark Busch on Aug 4, 2005
    based on 5 ratings
     | 1,905 views

    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 ...read more

  • The Paradox Of The Cross

    Contributed by Victor Yap on Mar 28, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,020 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