The Ironies of the Christian Life<br />Message for February 13, 2011<br />
2 Cor 4:7-18<br />7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not ...
Introduction<br />IRONY - the amusing or strange aspect of a situation that is very different from what you expect.<br />P...
Isa 55:8-9<br />8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord.<br />	9 For as the...
How is a man saved?<br />Isa 64:6<br />But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousness are as filthy rags; a...
OUR BEGINNING <br />As  always we begin with the most important topic, that is, our salvation. <br />How is a man saved?<b...
Eph2:8-9<br />8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:<br />	9 Not of...
Mark 5:36<br />36 As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, he saith unto the ruler of the synagogue, Be not afraid...
John 1:12<br />12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe ...
Acts 16:31<br />	31 And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.<br />
OUR SAVIOR<br />Phil 2:5-8<br />5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:<br />6 Who, being in the form o...
OUR SAVIOR<br />John 10:30-33<br />	30 I and my Father are one.<br />	31 Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him.<...
Our christian life<br />	After having known Christ, then we walk the Christian life.  How is it?<br />The principles invol...
2 Cor4:7-11<br />	7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not ...
Gal 2:20<br />	20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which ...
2 Cor4:16-18<br />	16 For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day b...
A Christian song says…<br />It’s in dying that we live, by giving to receive, and growing become children of the light and...
2 Cor 12:14-15<br />	14 Behold, the third time I am ready to come to you; and I will not be burdensome to you: for I seek ...
Luke 6:38<br />Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, sh...
Our bible<br />2 Peter 1:19-21<br />	19 We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed,...
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  1. 1. The Ironies of the Christian Life<br />Message for February 13, 2011<br />
  2. 2. 2 Cor 4:7-18<br />7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.<br />8 We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;<br />9 Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;<br />10 Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.<br />11 For we which live are always delivered unto death for Jesus' sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh.<br />12 So then death worketh in us, but life in you.<br />13 We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak;<br />14 Knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus, and shall present us with you.<br />15 For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God.<br />16 For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.<br />17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;<br />18 While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.<br />
  3. 3. Introduction<br />IRONY - the amusing or strange aspect of a situation that is very different from what you expect.<br />PARADOX - a person, thing or situation that has two opposite features and therefore seems strange He was a paradox—a loner who loved to chat to strangers. <br />PARADOX - a statement containing two opposite ideas that make it seem impossible or unlikely, although it is probably true; the use of this in writing ‘More haste, less speed’ is a well-known paradox. <br />
  4. 4. Isa 55:8-9<br />8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord.<br /> 9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.<br />
  5. 5. How is a man saved?<br />Isa 64:6<br />But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousness are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.<br />
  6. 6. OUR BEGINNING <br />As always we begin with the most important topic, that is, our salvation. <br />How is a man saved?<br />
  7. 7. Eph2:8-9<br />8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:<br /> 9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.<br />
  8. 8. Mark 5:36<br />36 As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, he saith unto the ruler of the synagogue, Be not afraid, only believe.<br />
  9. 9. John 1:12<br />12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:<br />
  10. 10. Acts 16:31<br /> 31 And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.<br />
  11. 11. OUR SAVIOR<br />Phil 2:5-8<br />5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:<br />6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:<br />7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:<br />8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.<br />
  12. 12. OUR SAVIOR<br />John 10:30-33<br /> 30 I and my Father are one.<br /> 31 Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him.<br /> 32 Jesus answered them, Many good works have I shewed you from my Father; for which of those works do ye stone me?<br /> 33 The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God.<br />
  13. 13. Our christian life<br /> After having known Christ, then we walk the Christian life. How is it?<br />The principles involved are paradoxes. <br />
  14. 14. 2 Cor4:7-11<br /> 7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.<br /> 8 We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;<br /> 9 Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;<br /> 10 Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.<br /> 11 For we which live are always delivered unto death for Jesus' sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh.<br />
  15. 15. Gal 2:20<br /> 20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.<br />
  16. 16. 2 Cor4:16-18<br /> 16 For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.<br /> 17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;<br /> 18 While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.<br />
  17. 17. A Christian song says…<br />It’s in dying that we live, by giving to receive, and growing become children of the light and the day<br />
  18. 18. 2 Cor 12:14-15<br /> 14 Behold, the third time I am ready to come to you; and I will not be burdensome to you: for I seek not yours, but you: for the children ought not to lay up for the parents, but the parents for the children.<br /> 15 And I will very gladly spend and be spent for you; though the more abundantly I love you, the less I be loved.<br />
  19. 19. Luke 6:38<br />Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.<br />
  20. 20. Our bible<br />2 Peter 1:19-21<br /> 19 We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts:<br /> 20 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.<br /> 21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.<br />

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