Christ said, "Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect." How is this possible? In this sermon, the focus is on the seven statements by Christ in this same chapter, "You have heard...But I say to you..." In those statements Jesus teaches us how to change our thinking to be more like that of our Father in heaven.
Daniel Porteous was born and grew up in New Zealand. He graduated with a BA from Ambassador University, Big Sandy TX. 1995 and a Masters in Education from University of Phoenix, 2006. Between degrees Daniel worked with medical professionals advising them on insurance, finance, and investments. Following completion of the education degree Daniel has worked in public schools at the Elementary level. Ordination as an Elder in United Church of God occurred in 2009.