Love’s Paradox (John 3:16-21)

This Sunday the sermon is entitled, “Love and Condemnation: A paradox without contradiction” from John 3:16-21.

A paradox is a statement that may be true, but seems to say two different things.

In our text for Sunday we will study the greatest statement of love ever written and then find out that this love will condemn.  How can this be true????

Great question….but you’ll need to come on Sunday to hear the answer.  In the meantime, answer truthfully (yes or no) to the following question: Will the next word you say be no?

For your continued enjoyment you can ponder the following paradoxes found in our English language: there is no egg in eggplant, nor ham in hamburger; neither apple nor pine in pineapple. And while no one knows what is in a hotdog, you can be pretty sure it isn’t canine.

Why is it that we have noses that run and feet that smell? Why do we park on driveways and drive on parkways?  How can a slim chance and a fat chance be the same, while a wise man and a wise guy are opposites?

Why is it that you fill in a form by filling it out and an alarm clock goes off by going on.  You get in and out of a car, yet you get on and off a bus.  When the stars are out, they are visible, but when the lights are out, they are invisible.

On a different subject…over the past few weeks God has been burdening me to reach out proactively with the Gospel to those who may not enjoy the same blessings as I have been given.

In closing, I hope you will join me in praying for God to work supernaturally in the service on Sunday and please spend some time reading John 3.

Keep looking at the Son!

Troy

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