038 The Paradox of Perfection: A Book Review and Discussion of Christian Perfection

THE PARADOX OF PERFECTION: A BOOK REVIEW AND DISCUSSION OF CHRISTIAN PERFECTION

This week Sandy and Elisabeth discuss the book The Paradox of Perfection: How Embracing Our Imperfection Perfects Us by Jeffrey Reber PhD LPC, and Steven Moody LCSW, including a review of the book itself and a discussion of the heavy expectation of Christian women.

MATTHEW [5:48] Be perfect, therefore, as your Heavenly Father is perfect.

GET THE BOOK

The Paradox of Perfection: How Embracing Our Imperfection Perfects Us by Jeffrey Reber PhD LPC, and Steven Moody LCSW

Also mentioned in this episode: The Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones

CONCLUSION

God doesn’t call us to our idea of perfection, because in Christ we are already made perfect through his sacrifice.

ISAIAH 55:8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways.

We are not capable of perfect action or perfect thought.

1 JOHN 4:7 Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God.

When Jesus tells us to be perfect as God is perfect he’s not talking about actions and he’s not talking about thoughts because perfection there is not attainable. But His love, His perfect love, IS accessible. It is attainable. And it is shareable.

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037 Be Interruptible

BE INTERRUPTIBLE

Welcome to Self-Care September! This week Sandy and Elisabeth examine how Jesus demonstrated self-care through boundaries, priorities, saying no, making time to be interrupted and of course food through the story of Jairus’ daughter.

THE MESSAGE:

LUKE [8:40]-56 or MARK [5:21]-43

THE EXAMPLE:

  • Jesus was interruptible
  • Jesus had priorities
  • Jesus had boundaries
  • Jesus wants you to eat

MORE ON SELF-CARE:

EPISODE 5: AINT NO REST FOR THE WICKED; SO YOU SHOULD PROBABLY TAKE A NAP

EPISODE 6: BOUNDARIES; BECAUSE JESUS SAID NO AND SO SHOULD YOU

EPISODE 7: JESUS ATE, LIKE A LOT

If you need help with your daily planning check out this article from fastcompany.com.

CONCLUSION

Do you have time in your day to be interrupted? God speaks in a still small voice not because He can’t speak louder but because He wants us to listen. We challenge you to go to battle with your schedule this fall and make time for interruptions, make time for quiet, make time to take care of yourself. Don’t miss out on the good works and the blessings that He has prepared for you because of the noise of your daily schedule.

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