TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6

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Tuesday, September 6, 2o11

Listen

Asbury Seminary faculty comment on the Sermon on the Mount at asburyreader.com.

Behold

Matthew 5:48 NIV

Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

Be Perfect

“Perfect!” what a winsome word. We love to say it. “That’s perfect!” The word exudes excitement, satisfaction, fulfillment and an overall joyful sense of goodness. Not so with the word “perfection.” Perfection implies an unattainable standard and an endless quest to measure up. Semantics you say? Humor the distinction. In making the contrast, we intend to separate the tortured-ness of perfectionism and travail from the “givenness” of grace and truth.

Perfection demands striving and achieving.

Perfect invites beholding and becoming.

Perfection sets a standard that must be achieved.
It breeds performance and perfectionism.

Perfect reveals a quality of heart that can only be received.
It beckons humility and attention.

6 COMMENTS

  1. I cannot figure out how to get to the “Listen” feature – first time user – some help here? I tried to click on “Listen” – nothing…

  2. I too am having no luck being able to listen to the sermon. Every time I click on listen, or the sermon title, I get nothing. Is there some trick or application to download?

    • We do not have an audio component to every day. When there is an audio element it will appear underlined and a lighter color. Move your cursor over that text and click on it. Currently the only audio posted can be found on September 6th. Click on the text: Intro to “Perfect” by JD Walt. It should begin playing. Please let us know if you have further problems!

  3. I TOO AM LOOKING AND LISTENING FOR THE FACULTY COMMENTS ON THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT…SINCE I AM 49 YRS OLD I AM NOT PODCAST SAVAY, PLEASE GUIDE THIS OLD GIRL!

    • We do not have an audio component to every day. When there is an audio element it will appear underlined and a lighter color. Simply move your cursor over that text and click on it. Currently the only audio posted can be found on September 6th. Click on the text: Intro to “Perfect” by JD Walt. It should begin playing. Please let us know if you have further problems!

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