The Paradoxes of the Cross

Introduction

I. The word "paradox" is defined as "A seemingly contradictory statement that may nonetheless be true."

II. A paradox involves two statements that are contradictory yet true.

III. With this definition in mind, consider the cross of Calvary as one of the greatest paradoxes of all.

Discussion

I. WE FIND SADNESS AND JOY.

II. WE FIND SURRENDERING AND CONQUERING.

III. WE FIND REJECTION AND ACCEPTANCE.

IV. WE FIND HATE AND LOVE.

V. WE FIND ENEMIES AND FRIENDS.

Conclusion

I. You must be obedient to enjoy freedom!

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