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In most athletic contests, a coach prepares a game plan ahead of time. God designed a plan for our lives before the world began. God is holy and perfect. He created us to love Him, glorify Him, and enjoy Him forever.

What is God's Standard?
The Bible, God's playbook, says that the standard for being on his team is to:
  • Be holy. "Be holy, because I am holy." - 1 Peter 1:16b
  • Be perfect. "Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect." - Matthew 5:48
What is God's Plan?
God created us to:
  • Love Him.
    "Jesus replied: 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind' " - Matthew 22:37

  • Glorify (honor) Him.
    "You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being."
    - Revelation 4:11

  • Enjoy Him forever.
    Jesus said, "...I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full."
    - John 10:10b

Why is it that we cannot live up to God's standard of holiness and perfection?

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