Tough Act to Follow

Volume 6 | Issue 10

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Bible Verse(s)

Colossians 3:23-24

Discussion Starter

Two junior golfers play a round of golf to open up a new course designed by Tiger Woods. One of them gets a hole in one on the very first hole, and it wasn't Tiger Woods!

The person going before you does something absolutely perfect. How do you follow that knowing that you won't be perfect?

While none of us may face this exact situation we all face a similar situation every day. Being a Christ follower means that we are "like Christ." We strive to be like him in full knowledge that He was perfect and we are not. So how do we follow perfection? The Apostle Paul speaks to this in Colossians 3, "Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving."

In other words, you can't be perfect but you can do whatever it is you need to do with all of your heart.

3 Questions

1. When was a time you did something perfectly?
2. Is it easier for you to talk about the good things about yourself or the bad? Why do you think that is so?
3. What's one way you can "work at it with all your heart" this week?

Chew on this

Is it OK to strive for perfection even if you know it's impossible?

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