Paradoxes of the Christ

A paradox is a statement or proposition that seems self-contradictory or absurd on the surface, but in reality expresses a profound truth. The gospel of Jesus Christ is full of paradoxes with personal applications. Consider just a few.

  • Jesus was born to die so that I could be born to new life (Luke 2:34-35).
  • Jesus suffered temptation so that I can experience victory (Heb 2:17-18).
  • Jesus was betrayed so that I might know faithfulness (Heb 13:5).
  • Jesus was bound so that I could be rescued (John 8:31-36).
  • Jesus stood trial alone so that I might have an Advocate (1 John 2:1).
  • Jesus was wounded so that I could be healed (Isa 53:5).
  • Jesus endured mockery so that I could know joy (Heb 12:1-2).
  • Jesus was condemned to death so that the truth could set me free (John 8:31-32).

Remember, the gospel of Jesus Christ is full of paradoxes with personal applications. What have you done in light of what Jesus has done for you?

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About Jason Hardin

Jason lives in southern Indiana with his wife Shelly and their three daughters. He works with the Charlestown Road church of Christ. Jason has written three books and a variety of workbooks. He's a fan of photography, baseball, mountains, wildlife, BBQ, banana pudding, and coffee. You can contact him here or connect with him on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

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