I have a confession to make, and it may shock you: I’m not perfect. I know I probably just burst a lot of bubbles. But it’s actually a good thing that I’m not perfect because the sermon series we’re launching at Family Church this weekend is titled “No Perfect People Allowed.”
Positional Perfection vs. Practical Perfection
I’m not perfect, none of our Family Church pastors are perfect, and no one sitting in the pews/chairs is perfect. Everyone is welcome at our church because we recognize that there is only one perfect man and His name is Jesus. The Bible teaches that when we repent and believe in Jesus, we are positionally perfect. This means that when God looks on us He sees Jesus instead of all our imperfections. Yet all of us are still in the process of becoming practically perfect. We are forgiven sinners in the process of getting to the place where our actions line up with our position in Christ.
Paul Addresses Hot Button Issues
We are picking up our study of 1 Corinthians and we’ll be looking at chapters 5 and 6 over the next 4 weeks. Paul is addressing believers who were living a lot like unbelievers. He reminds them specifically of God’s design for gender, sex, and family structure. Not much has changed between the 1st century and the 21st century. We still live in a sex-obsessed society and we all lean away from God’s design for sex. We’re going to be addressing some very relevant and timely topics.
Not Perfect, But Heading in the Right Direction
There are no perfect people, but once we are made new in Christ, some things should change. As believers, we are always striving – by the power of the Holy Spirit – to live according to God’s design. If we depart from it, we should be quick to repent, remind ourselves of the gospel, and start heading in the right direction. The good news is that restoration is available to all through the cross. We’re not perfect, but we’re not staying that way. We’re forgetting about the past and pressing on to become more and more like Jesus.