Sunday, September 18, 2011

Pick an Exit

Matthew 7:13-14
A meaningful, purposeful life is not the product of chance but of decision.  Salvation and sanctification do not just “happen” to those who “flow” with others but to those who “seek”.  Christ gives clear instruction to beware following the easy way while disregarding its inevitable end.

I. The Way of the World v.13b

A. It’s Availability - the gate is wide

B. It’s Ease of Following - the way is broad

C. It’s Company - there are many who enter through it

D. It’s End - leads to destruction

II. The Way of Christ v.14

A. It’s Difficulty to Enter – the gate is small

B. It’s Disciplinethe way is narrow

C. It’s Fellowshipfew who find it 

D. Its End - leads to life

III. The Appeal to Decision v.13a
Enter through the narrow gate

A. Not to decide is to decide not to follow Jesus.

B. The choice of a gate is the choice of a way and the
choice of an end.

C. Commitment is following the next revealed step of God for your life.

“I am the door; if anyone enters through Me, he will be saved,” John 10:9

“I am the way, the truth and the life.” John 14:6

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