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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One 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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