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Ken Green - July 1, 2018

Pursuing Excellence—Not Perfection

It’s a virtue to live up to our God-given potential. It’s a trap, however, to seek to be perfect—only Jesus, true God and true man, was perfect. So, what would it look like for us as children of God to pursue excellence? To truly do so, we would need to acknowledge who we are: imperfect (read: sinful) people fully redeemed by Christ, called not to live for self but for Him who gave Himself for us. Our pursuit of excellence would find expression in serving our neighbor with the gifts that God has given us, in the perfect love Christ has showered on us, and in the strength the Lord provides us. Have you fallen into the trap of trying to be perfect? Or had you given up altogether at some point? How is the Jesus calling you today to serve others with excellence, in the power that He gives?

Scripture References: Philippians 4:4-9

From Series: "Lifehacks"

A “Lifehack” describes any advice, shortcut, tip or skill that will help you get things done more efficiently and effectively. Because it is God’s Word, the Bible is our guide to all things in faith and life. Above all, it shows us Jesus, our Savior, and all that He has done to make us God’s people. It also empowers us and guides us as we live for God and we make a difference in this world for the sake of Christ’s Kingdom. Our Summer Back-to-Basics theme of “Lifehacks: Biblical Tools to Amplify your Faith” from Scripture is inspired by topics in the NIV Lifehacks Bible.

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