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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