"paradox"

/ˈperəˌdäks/
noun - a seemingly absurd or self-contradictory statement or proposition that when investigated or explained may prove to be well founded or true.*

 

Have you ever heard paradoxical statements that have been attributed to Jesus or to a book of the Bible? And if so, have you ever asked yourself --or others-- what they mean? 

 

Statements such as: "whoever loses his life for my sake will find it."1 Or, "the first shall be last."2 Or perhaps "when I am weak, then I am strong."3

 
Many are content with attributing such teachings to literary techniques, completely foregoing the real meaning behind each lesson. Approached through natural logic, the questions render incomplete answers. 

 

Yet, when seen through the lens of Scripture, a supernatural wisdom can be found in each teaching. The kind that can yield transformative results. 

 
Join us on Sunday April 28th for the start of our new series "Paradox: supernatural wisdom in a natural world," as we dive into some of the great paradoxical teachings of Jesus and His apostles, in search of true meaning and transformation. 
 

* Definition from http://dictionary.com

1- Matthew 16:25

2- Matthew 20:16

3- 2 Corinthians 12:10