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  • A Paradox

    Contributed by Gerry Pratt on Jan 29, 2002
    based on 30 ratings
     | 1,082 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

  • The Paradox Of The Cross

    Contributed by John Covell on Oct 20, 2000
    based on 88 ratings
     | 1,853 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

  • Christmas Paradox Series

    Contributed by D. Greg Ebie on Dec 30, 2004
    based on 14 ratings
     | 2,531 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

  • Christian Paradoxes Series

    Contributed by George Durham on Feb 15, 2002
    based on 126 ratings
     | 11,114 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 Freedom

    Contributed by Charles Mallory on Jun 30, 2001
    based on 63 ratings
     | 1,404 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 Paradox Of Grace

    Contributed by Robert Houston, Sr. on Feb 21, 2002
    based on 87 ratings
     | 6,980 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 Spiritual Paradox Series

    Contributed by Mark Busch on Aug 4, 2005
    based on 5 ratings
     | 1,984 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

  • Life In Paradox

    Contributed by Russell Brownworth on Apr 3, 2006
    based on 38 ratings
     | 5,254 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

  • The Paradox Of God's Kingdom Series

    Contributed by Timothy Peck on Jan 16, 2003
    based on 168 ratings
     | 23,228 views

    Four paradoxes of God’s kingdom from the parables of Jesus.

    Life is filled with paradoxes. Now a paradox is simply a statement or idea that appears to be contradictory. One of the most famous ancient paradoxes was described by a Greek author named Epimenides. Epimenides tells us of a Cretan who utters the words, "All Cretans are liars." Can you see the ...read more

  • The Powerful Paradox Of Being Humble Series

    Contributed by Rick Stacy on Oct 2, 2002
    based on 43 ratings
     | 3,584 views

    The 6th in a series of 6 from the book of James. The basic outline comes from a "Tale of Two Selves" by J. Douglas Duty Jr. which can be found on Sermon Central.

    The Powerful Paradox of Being Humble It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope, it ...read more

  • God's Promised Paradox Series

    Contributed by David Haun on Feb 29, 2004
    based on 22 ratings
     | 2,069 views

    A stewardship sermon for pledge Sunday for for teaching as to how stewardship applies to our life.

    GOD’S PROMISED PARADOX Luke 6:38 Dr. David L. Haun Hope Christian Church, Tamarac, Florida February 29, 2004 There are two language concepts that are confusing to some: the Paradox and the Oxymoron. Oxymoron’s are the joining together of what appears to be opposite and absurd concepts. ...read more

  • The Paradox In God's Greatness Series

    Contributed by Paul Decker on Jan 28, 2004
    based on 23 ratings
     | 2,005 views

    God’s plan of salvation for us is great.

    THE PARADOX IN GOD’S GREATNESS I Corinthians 1:26-2:5 (I Corinthians 1:18-25) S: Salvation Th: Live the Difference Pr: GOD’S PLAN FOR SALVATION FOR HIS PEOPLE IS GREAT! ?: How? How does it happen? KW: Options TS: We will find in our study of I Corinthians 1:18 – 2:5 three options God ...read more

  • "The Paradox Of Persecution" Series

    Contributed by Bruce Hamsher on Aug 6, 2002
    based on 72 ratings
     | 2,612 views

    How to recognize spiritual persecution as a blessing.

    “The Paradox of Persecution” Matthew 5:10-12 Beatitudes - #8 Intro: It is safe to say that if you follow and are obedient to the progression of the Beatitudes, you will experience some sort of persecution. -If you are “Poor in Spirit” people will think you are being ...read more

  • The Paradox Of Our Time

    Contributed by Chip Monck on Dec 1, 2005
    based on 12 ratings
     | 2,874 views

    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 Sermonspice.com. 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 ...read more

  • God's Word Leads To A Paradoxical Lifestyle

    Contributed by Daniel Habben on Nov 15, 2004
    based on 23 ratings
     | 1,788 views

    God’s Word Leads to a Paradoxical Lifestyle 1) It separates us from the world 2) It sends us to the world

    I’ve always been fascinated with paradoxes. You know, seemingly contrary statements that are nevertheless true. For example the statement, “Standing is more tiring than walking.” is a paradox. Sarah and I were reminded of how true that statement is just a few weeks ago when we had to stand for ...read more