The Paradoxes of Christianity

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. Last week we looked at "The Paradoxes of the Cross."

Discussion

I. WE MUST DIE TO LIVE (MT 16:24-26; ROM 6:3-4; GAL 2:20).

II. WE MUST MOURN TO BE HAPPY (MT 5:4).

III. WE MUST SURRENDER TO BE VICTORIOUS (MT 19:16-22; ROM 12:1-2).

IV. WE MUST HATE TO LOVE (1 JN 2:15-17).

V. WE MUST BE FOLLOWERS TO BE LEADERS (MT 4:19).

VI. WE MUST BECOME POOR TO BECOME RICH (MT 5:3).

VII. WE MUST BECOME THE LEAST TO BECOME THE GREATEST (MT 20:25-28).

VIII. WE MUST BE SIGHTLESS TO SEE (2 COR 5:7).

IX. WE MUST WORK TO REST (MT 11:28FF; REV 14:13; EPH 2:10).

X. WE MUST BE HOMELESS TO HAVE A HOME (PHIL 3:20).

Conclusion

I. You must be obedient to enjoy freedom!

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