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Paradox Principles/ The Paradox of Success

August 4th, 2013 – Pastor Mark Hughes

Life is full of paradoxes (seemingly absurd but possibly true statements).  We use them every day and scarcely even take notice.  For example: Don’t go near the water until you learn how to swim.  Life is also full of paradoxical principles, immutable laws that, though they seem absurd, are true and we ignore at our own peril.  Many of the most important ones come from Scripture, and in this unique series Pastor Mark explores some of the most counterintuitive of these life-transforming principles.

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Success may be one of the most misunderstood pursuits of life.  We all want it, but many don’t know what it really is.  Our culture too often defines it for us as fame and fortune when it is really so much more.  The greatest mystery of success has more to do with how we get it.  Today’s failures sow the seeds for tomorrow’s success, and today’s successes paradoxically sow the seeds for tomorrow’s failures.