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Get Trained For a Life of Mission: Porterbrook

  By Ryan Keeney Apply for the 2017-2018 year of Porterbrook today. I have a certificate of completion for the two year program of Porterbrook mounted in my office. What does it mean? Nothing in regards to a masters degree. Nothing to those that come into my office for counseling. Nothing for my resume. Everything […]

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Get Trained For a Life of Mission: Porterbrook

  By Ryan Keeney Biblical Living Pastor I have a certificate of completion for the two year program of Porterbrook mounted in my office. What does it mean? Nothing in regards to a masters degree. Nothing to those that come into my office for counseling. Nothing for my resume. Everything for my character (heart). Everything […]

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Porterbrook :: Red Flags of Grace

Porterbrook is practical, biblical theological training for everyone. Below is an assignment from Deacon of Administration, Jessica McCorkle. If you are interested in joining us for our next round of Porterbrook email Daniel Reynolds at daniel@theparadoxchurch.com

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Easter: God Fixes Brokenness

For all the brokenness in the world —all the devastation, hurt, pain, and heartache; the 33% of children that go to bed without a daddy, the school shootings, the 1 in 3 girls who are sexually abused, three-month old babies that go to sleep one night and never wake up, for all of it, does […]

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The Paradox of the Cross – The Finish

He said, “It is finished,” and he bowed his head and gave up his spirit. — John 19:30 The Creator of life dies, that we might live.  One sacrifice.  Done.  Finished.  There is nothing more to be done.  It is finished. There is no church attendance, no good deed, no payment or no religious activity necessary to […]

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The Paradox of the Cross – He Forgives

And Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” — Luke 23:34 When he was reviled, he did not revile in return; when he suffered, he did not threaten, but continued entrusting himself to him who judges justly.  He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die […]

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The Paradox of the Cross – Lifted Up

And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up –John 3:14 After nailing Him to the cross they lifted Him up. Jesus, who came from heaven where He was “high and lifted up”, with angels constantly singing His praises, “Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord […]

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The Paradox of the Cross – The Nails

Now Thomas, one of the Twelve, called the Twin, was not with them when Jesus came.  So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord.” But he said to them, “Unless I see in his hands the mark of the nails, and place my finger into the mark of the nails, and place my […]

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The Paradox of the Cross – The Cross

So they took Jesus, and he went out, bearing his own cross, to the place called The Place of a Skull, which in Aramaic is called Golgotha. — John 19:17 Good timber was rare.  So they would re-use the spikes driven into the hands and feet of the accused as well as re-use the cross […]

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The Paradox of the Cross – The Crown

And the soldiers led him away inside the palace (that is, the governor’s headquarters), and they called together the whole battalion. And they clothed him in a purple cloak, and twisting together a crown of thorns, they put it on him.  And they began to salute him, “Hail, King of the Jews!” And they were striking his […]

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