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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
     | 6,140 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

  • The Paradox Of Freedom

    Contributed by Charles Mallory on Jun 30, 2001
    based on 63 ratings
     | 1,416 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 The Cross

    Contributed by John Covell on Oct 20, 2000
    based on 88 ratings
     | 1,858 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

  • Christian Paradoxes Series

    Contributed by George Durham on Feb 15, 2002
    based on 126 ratings
     | 11,117 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
     | 6,992 views

    An examination of the Church at Macedonia.

  • Christmas Paradox Series

    Contributed by D. Greg Ebie on Dec 30, 2004
    based on 14 ratings
     | 2,592 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 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

  • The Spiritual Paradox Series

    Contributed by Mark Busch on Aug 4, 2005
    based on 5 ratings
     | 1,989 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
     | 5,257 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

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Jan 20, 2007
     | 862 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 Dandelion Paradox Series

    Contributed by Keith Broyles on Oct 10, 2007
    based on 16 ratings
     | 6,621 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
     | 2,629 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 Paradox Of The Cross

    Contributed by Victor Yap on Mar 28, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,067 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

  • A Faith Of Paradoxes

    Contributed by Lew Slade on Dec 22, 2008
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,294 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