Sermon Snapshot: Giving Up on Perfect

Christians oftentimes misunderstand how to follow Jesus.

As much as Jesus is God-Incarnate, the perfect image of who God is, we often fall short of that standard of holiness.  And if we truly expect Jesus-level perfection; we create a recipe for guilt, shame, and just plain being hard on ourselves.  Ironically, the path to being more like Jesus is not being perfect, but giving up on perfect.  It is facing our shortcomings, not ignoring them, so that we might seek the transformative power God offers.  Grace paves the way of perfection in Christ Jesus.  So while giving up on perfect may not be exactly “like Jesus” (Jesus didn’t have to give up on perfect) it’s really the only way for us to be more like Jesus.

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