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Only God is perfect, but we need to strive for perfection in Him.
Preacher: Pastor Tony Simpson. Passage: Philippians 3 vv12-16. Mature Christians should be able to acknowledge that they do not know Christ perfectly yet, either in their understanding of doctrine or in living out consistent holy lives. Yet we are called to pursue and strive to know Christ perfectly day-by-day, with the understanding that we will fully know Him when we are taken to be with Him in glory.
Jesus' willingness to go to the cross and die as the perfect sacrifice for our sins makes those who place their faith in Him makes those believers perfect. The offering by the Lord Jesus makes us perfect in God's sight. With sins forgiven and hearts washed clean believers can enter into the presence of the Almighty God without fear.
Giving up on the perfect Christmas.
My introduction to the Lord’s prayer was, perhaps like most of you, as a child. We memorized it and got a pencil or something for our memory work. In our Baptist tradition, we have not recited this prayer as often as other Christian traditions. My next phase of interaction with this prayer was as an athlete. Unfortunately, as a team, we said this prayer more as a cheer, I’m afraid, then as a prayer. Only in more recent years has this prayer had for me the kind of impact that Jesus intended. I went through it slowly a few years ago, studying the prayer phrase by phrase. I shared some of that during Wednesday evening prayer time and Bible Study.
We are in a series of messages on the Power of Story—not just any story, but the story of God’s activity in our lives. We are examining New Testament stories of individuals sharing their story. We want to specifically see what God would teach us from these stories about sharing our own story. So far, we have considered the story of Nicodemus coming to Jesus at night, the example of John the Baptist, and the example of the very first disciples of Jesus. We have discovered that there is a little bit different principle in each of these Biblical stories. Today, we turn our attention to the story of “The Samaritan Woman at the Well.” I’ve been telling you that you need to tell your story and others need to hear your story. In the story of the Samaritan Woman at the Well, we see a great example of the power of telling our story. We see through this unnamed woman that through her story, many come to believe that Jesus is the Savior of the whole world. Wouldn’t it be something if your story is used in a similar way? Wouldn’t it be something if your story is the story that strikes the match in someone else’s story?
The second offering of Leviticus, the Grain offering, portrays the service of the second commandment-You shall love your neighbor as yourself.
God shows Himself to us through nature and through His Word. This revelation still speaks today and we need to listen to what He is saying.
Being perfect as our heavenly father is perfect make us vessels of his love and mercy to this world of sin and darkness.