We're in a message series called Paradox at the church where I'm a pastor. A paradox is a phrase that seems contradictory but contains an element of truth to it. "No one goes to that restaurant, it's too crowded" is a paradox. "The only thing I can't resist is temptation" is a paradox. Jesus often spoke in Paradoxes.
He said things like "the greatest among you is servant of all" and "I came so that those who are blind can see and those who can see would be made blind."
These are the types of scriptures we have and will be diving into.
This Sunday the Paradox is a little more subtle. The scripture is Matthew 8:5-13. A hint as to what the paradox is in these verses is found in the title which is Authority to Submit.
If you're curious about the first two messages, at the bottom of this blog is a sermon player so that you can listen to the last two messages if you missed them the first time around.