The Goal – Lesson 46

Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect. That’s the command in Matthew 5:48. Is the meaning of perfect “flawless perfection”? Telos is a Greek word that has philosophical roots extending back to Plato and Aristotle. The word refers to an end or a purpose. Plato and Aristotle believed that there were ends, or purposes, to which all of life was leading. In other words, what happens in the world is not accidental. There is a propelling force moving the world to a stated end. Telos also has biblical roots and it is a word that is significant in telling the Gospel story. One of the meanings of the word telos is “wanting for nothing”. It’s a place of contentment. Read Matthew 5:48 again in light of this meaning of the word.

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Born and raised in Marietta, Georgia, Bob grew up in a Christian home and received Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior at the age of 13. During his high school and college years, Bob struggled with the question of how to live the Christian life. His "roller-coaster" experience taught him that he didn't have what it took to be "God's guy." More info:
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1 Response to The Goal – Lesson 46

  1. Lee Poskey says:

    Magnificent message y’all!
    Your bible version was amiss on Hebrews 10.14, but the message was magnificent just the same.
    I love y’all.

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