Three Ironies of God in History

God is in control of all things, little and big; and sometimes He uses that control to display profound irony in fulfilling His purposes. This is evident in Old Testament narratives, for instance, such as in Esther and Mordecai’s victory over the Persian Haman. It is Gideon’s three hundred, Hezekiah’s deliverance from Sennacherib, and Samson pushing upon pillars to bring the house down. Then we get to the New Testament. In the following message, preached as an evangelistic sermon at Hawaii Kai church, I explore how this pattern of irony finds its proper fulfillment in the person and work of Jesus.

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