Sunday, September 16, 2018

Exit Here

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 DeadlyEnd of EasyStreet v.13b

A. It's Easy to Findthe gate is wide

B. It Has No Boundariesthe way is broad

C. It is a PopularRoad to Travelthere are many who enter through it

D. It Is a Dead-EndRoad - leads to destruction

II. The Access Road to Heavenv.14

A. It’s a TollRoad– the gate is small

·  You cannot stayas you areand come to Jesus.

B. It's a DemandingRoad– the way is narrow

· A meaningful, purposeful life is not the product of chancebut of decision. Great men are not the product of chancebut determination.

Freedom          Responsibility
               Balanced        Response

·  Any time we demand our rights, we are asking for responsibility

C. It’s a Less-traveledRoad– few who find it

D. It’s an ImportantRoadleads to life

III.Choose Your Lanev.13a  Enter through the narrow gate

A. Not to decideis to decidenot to follow Jesus.

B. The choice of a gateis the choice of a wayand the
choice of an end

C. Commitmentis 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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