Oxymorons by gegeshandong

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									     Oxos – Greek for sharp
Moro – Greek for dull, foolish
 Jumbo  Shrimp
 Old news
 Working vacation
 Numb feeling
 For golfers – Metal wood
 Negative growth
 Clearly misunderstood
 Military intelligence
 Freezer  burn
 Fresh frozen
 Expanded briefing
 Almost Perfect
 Exact estimate
 Unbiased opinion
 Plastic glasses
 Oddly appropriate
 There are also some Biblical
  Oxymornons
 38After this, Joseph of Arimathea, being a
 disciple of Jesus, but secretly, for fear of
 the Jews, asked Pilate that he might take
 away the body of Jesus; and Pilate gave
 him permission. So he came and took the
 body of Jesus. 39 And Nicodemus, who at
 first came to Jesus by night, also came,
 bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes,
 about a hundred pounds. John 19:38-39
 Disciples are not ashamed
 Romans 1:16 – For I am not ashamed of
  the gospel of Christ
 Disciples share their faith – not hide it
 Are you a disciple of Jesus?
 Are you trying to be a “secret disciple”?
13 And a voice came to him, "Rise,
 Peter; kill and eat." 14 But Peter said,
 "Not so, Lord! For I have never eaten
 anything common or unclean."
 15 And a voice spoke to him again the

 second time, "What God has
 cleansed you must not call
 common." Acts 10:13-15
 Peter  was sure he was doing the Lord’s will
 But, he refused to obey the command
 Lord = Master, the one to give the
  commands, we are to obey
 Is Jesus your LORD?
 Do you obey the commands of your LORD?
 "But why do you call Me 'Lord, Lord,' and do
  not do the things which I say? Luke 6:46
1But a certain man named Ananias,
 with Sapphira his wife, sold a
 possession. 2 And he kept back part
 of the proceeds, his wife also being
 aware of it, and brought a certain
 part and laid it at the apostles' feet.
 Acts 5:1-2
 Giving should   be done willingly
                  He who sows sparingly
 6 But this I say:
  will also reap sparingly, and he who sows
  bountifully will also reap bountifully. 7 So
  let each one give as he purposes in his
  heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for
  God loves a cheerful giver.
 2 Corinthians 9:6-7
 Are   you giving with some other motive?
  • Honor and praise from others?
  • As a tax deduction?
 Are you lying about your giving?
 Are you a selfish giver OR a cheerful
  giver?
 Parents often treat their children this way
 Give them everything they want, ask for,
  desire
 Make sacrifices for them to have it all
 HOWEVER – Children must also learn to
  appreciate what they have, have
  gratitude, show responsibility
 FAILURE TO DISCIPLINE IS “CRUEL
  KINDNESS”
 He who spares his rod hates his son, But
  he who loves him disciplines him
  promptly.
 Proverbs 13:24
 As parents, we want what is best for our
  children, sacrifice for them.
 Don’t do that without teaching them
  gratitude and responsibility and showing
  them discipline.
In some ways we created the
 “generation gap” that exists in many
 churches
Sometimes it is good to mix the ages
 for a combination of wisdom and
 zeal.
The church is a family – with
 toddlers and grandparents.
 Holy  = sacred, set apart, sanctified,
  special
 Sweat = hard work, effort, energy
 Holy – is what we want to be
 Sweat – is how we get there
 Holy is not perfect.
 Sweat is not salvation.
 Sweat shows the dedication it takes to be
  holy.
15I know your works, that you are
 neither cold nor hot. I could wish you
 were cold or hot. 16 So then, because
 you are lukewarm, and neither cold
 nor hot, I will vomit you out of My
 mouth.
Revelation 3:15-16
 How  can an active, alive, growing
  Christian be lukewarm?
 Sing 7+ songs, pray 5+ prayers, give to
  the Lord, remember the death of Christ in
  communion, read and study from the
  Word of God – HOW CAN YOU BE
  LUKEWARM?
 Christian for 5 years?
 Attend twice on Sunday (average 48
  times a year) [time for sickness, work,
  and other reasons for absence]
 SONGS – 7 X 2 X 48 X 5 = 3,360
 PRAY – 5 X 2 X 48 X 5 = 2,400
 COMMUNION – 48 X 5 = 240
 GIVE – 48 X 5 = 240
 STUDY – 2 X 48 X 5 = 480
 HOW CAN YOU BE LUKEWARM?
 Is your life an “oxymoron” of
  contradictions?
 No – we are not “PERFECT CHRISTIANS”
  - which is another oxymoron.
 Our lives and example should be
  consistent with our claim.
 What will it take to remove the
  oxymorons from your life?

								
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