Paradox Sermon Series

Many of us are drawn to faith in God because we hope it will solve some problems for us and make the difficult mysteries of the universe plain. Then we discover, when we’ve spent some time with God, where those mysteries come from—God. For several weeks in Fall Quarter 2012 we explored paradox as a central component of our faith. Learning to hold seemingly opposite truths in tension is essential for growth in God’s kingdom.

1. Seeking a God Who is Near and Far
Ryan speaks on Isaiah 55:6–9 in the first sermon in our Fall Paradox sermon series. September 15, 2012.

2. The Paradox of Power
Ryan speaks on Philippians 2:1–11 in the second sermon in our Fall Paradox sermon series. September 22, 2012.

3. The Paradox of Righteousness
Barry Barton speaks on Matthew 5:17–20 in the third sermon in our Fall Paradox sermon series entitled “More Righteous Than the Pharisees”. September 29, 2012.

4. The Paradox of Faith and Certainty
Ryan Bell speaks on Galatians 2:19–21 in the fourth sermon in our Fall Paradox sermon series entitled “Galatians 2:19–21″. October 6, 2012.

5. The Paradox of Praise & Lament
Ryan Bell speaks on the Psalms in the fifth sermon in our Fall Paradox sermon series entitled “The Paradox of Praise and Lament.” October 13, 2012.

6. The Radical Act of Staying Put
Jen Prickett speaks on the book of Ruth in the final sermon in our Fall Paradox sermon series entitled “The Radical Act of Staying Put.” October 20, 2012.

7. Part of the Kingdom
Syd Shook speaks on Matthew 23:13, 23–26 for the seventh sermon in our Paradox series. October 27, 2012.

8. The Way of Love: God of Justice & Mercy
Ryan Bell speaks on Micah 6:6-8 in a sermon titled, “The Way of Love: God of Justice & Mercy” in our Paradox series on November 3, 2012.