The Powerful Pull of Perfection

Matthew 5:48
Author: Philip Harrelson
Topics: Growth, Purpose
Series: New Testament Sermons

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I. INTRODUCTION - PERFECTION
-In the heart and soul of every man there is an internal Everest that he should long climb to its heights. There will always be a cost involved in these sorts of efforts but the payoff at the end of the sacrifice, devotion, and discipline is one of great joy.
-The quest for perfection is what often drives men to their greatest discoveries. Look to the world of medicine, business, and the arts... Then go to the great writers, inventors, presidents, and explorers and there will be a discovery that their soul pounded with a constant steady effort of hunger for perfection that was the encouragement to their achievements.
So wearying but so rewarding.
So taxing but so crowning.
So desperate but ever so fulfilling.
So frustrating but so exhilarating.
-Instead of being troubled by the losses, you have to look toward the joy of the destination. To a man, we could all decide to slump down in mediocrity and meaninglessness but there would still be a frustration ever present with us that we never reached that perfection we were called to.
A. General Quotes on Perfection
Chesterfield - Aim at perfection in everything, though in most things it is unattainable. - However, who aim at it, and persevere, will come much nearer to it than those whose laziness and despondency make them give it up as unattainable.

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