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You are to be perfect, even as your Father in heaven is perfect.

-Matthew 5:48

For no one can ever be made right with God by doing what the law commands. The law simply shows us how sinful we are.

-Romans 3:20

Until I see myself as a I will never see myself in need of a .

I’m saved not because of my but because of God’s !

Because of God’s Grace…

1. I get to choose over .

But the Lord said to her, “My dear Martha, you are worried and upset over all these details but only one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen what is best, and it will not be taken away from her.”

-Luke 10:41-42

2. I get to receive perfect rather than giving a perfect .

You have heard people say, "Love your neighbors and hate your enemies. But I tell you to love your enemies and pray for anyone who mistreats you.”

-Matthew 5:42-43

If you love only those people who love you, will God reward you for this? Even tax collectors love their friends. If you greet only your friends, what's so great about this? Don't even unbelievers do that?

-Matthew 4:45-47

To discuss during the week with your family or Life Group

1. What situations bring out your inner perfectionist?
2. Why do you think people struggle with unrealistic expectations of themselves?
3. In what ways might perfectionism be masking an insecurity in your life?
4. Which scripture spoke the most to you today? What’s Jesus asking you to do in response?
5. How can you prioritize loving others over chasing perfection in the upcoming week?
6. What is your next step as a result of this message?