Summary: 1. Simplicity - "I am" 2. Exclusion - "By Me" 3. Inclusion - "If any man" 4. Condition - "Enter In" 5. Certainty - "Shall Be Saved" 6. Liberty - "Go In And Out" 7. Provision - "Find Pasture"
- Camera – The eyes to the world bring it into your home
+ Walt Disney did it best over 30 years with various name changes
> Disneyland, > Walt Disney Presents, > Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color, > Wonderful World of Disney, > Disney's Wonderful World, > The Magical World of Disney
- Giving insight to our world, places, People & nature
+ To experience another world Lucy at her Uncle’s home goes through a door into another world called Narnia
- Jesus said,
(John 10:9) "I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved."
A Door To Another World
(John 10:9) "I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved.”
+ 1. Simplicity - "I am"
- Life is not easy - Tough to live tough to do
- Someone to give a hand
Matthew 16:15–16 (AV)
15 He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am?
16 And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.
- Everyone knows about a DOOR – It needs to be used
- Jesus speaks of himself 7x in John
> Jn 6:35 - I am the bread of life – After 5,000 & Walking on water
> Jn 8:12 - I am the light of the world – Adulterous Women
> Jn 10:9 - I am the door – Of the Sheepfold
> Jn 10:11 - I am the good shepherd
> Jn 11:25 - I am the resurrection and the life - Lazarus
> Jn 14:6 - I am the way, the truth, and the life – Upper Room
> Jn 15:1 - I am the true vine – Upper Room
+ 2. Exclusion - "By Me"
John 10:8 (AV)
8 All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them.
> None Can Enter
> a. Without the permission of Christ.
> b. Without the knowledge of Christ.
> c. Without faith in the blood of Christ.
> d. Without the blessings of Christ.
+ 3. Inclusion - "If any man"
> A doorway for the fearful
> A doorway for the doubter
> A doorway for the defeated
+ 4. Condition - "Enter In"
Suppose someone told you that there is a new house down at the end of the street. Suppose they said you could have it all. All you have to do is walk through the open front door, and it’s yours. What would you do? Some would say,
•“I don’t believe you.”
“I don’t have the money.”
“You don’t mean it.”
“I just couldn’t accept it.”
If someone offers you a new house just for walking through an open door . . . don’t think about it . . . don’t pray about it . . . don’t analyze it . . . don’t even ask if it’s the right color.
> WALK THROUGH THE DOOR.
+ 5. Certainty - "Shall Be Saved"
> CERTAIN - free from doubt; confident; sure
I don’t know about tomorrow
Joseph sold into Egypt uncertain about his future
Genesis 50:19–20 (AV)
19 And Joseph said unto them, Fear not: for am I in the place of God?
20 But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive.
> Two Things that are forever certain Death & Eternity
> What we do in this life will determine where we spend eternity
+ 6. Liberty - "Go In And Out"
John 8:36 (AV)
36 If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.
- Jn 8 – Adulterous Women – Free to be with any man she wanted
- Free to sin not free to live
- Bondage to: Financial debt, addiction, pride, pursuit of success
> Galatians 5:1 (AV)
1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.
> Galatians 5:13 (AV)
13 For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.
Consider playing an instrument like the piano. Who is free the toddler who has never taken a lesson but freely bangs on the piano keys, or the person who has taken lessons, reads music, and creates beautiful even worshipful sounds with the same piano? Obviously, the skilled musician is free to play the instrument as it was designed. We were created to walk in fellowship with almighty God, but sin hinders that relationship by enslaving us in a separated life from God. Christ is the only one who can set us free to enjoy the life as a child of God instead of living as a slave of the world.