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Summary: Enter ye in at the strait gate:

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Matt Ch 7 v 13 - 29 Eternity Where? Matt 7:13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:

I. NOTICE THE CHALLENGE.

MOSES SAID: Deut 30:19 I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:

JOSHUA SAID: Josh 24:15 And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.

JEREMIAH SAID: Jer. 21:8 And unto this people thou shalt say, Thus saith the LORD; Behold, I set before you the way of life, and the way of death.

ELIJAH SAID: I King 18:21 And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions? if the LORD be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him. And the people answered him not a word.

According To Jesus: A Choice Must Be Made!

1. Verse 13-14 Two Gates Wide and Strait.

2. Verse 13-14 Two Ways Broad and Narrow.

3. Verse 13-14 Two Destinations Life And Destruction.

4. Verse 13-14 Two Kinds Of Travelers Few and Many.

5. Verse 17-19 Two Kinds Of Trees Good and Corrupt.

6. Verse 17-19 Two Kinds Of Fruit Good and Evil.

7. Verse 24-29 Two Kinds Of Houses On The Rock and Sand.

II. NOTICE THE COURSE. {“highway, road, path”}

Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: 14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

(a). The Broadway Of Sin. Verse 13 ...”BROAD is the way, that LEADETH to DESTRUCTION”

2 Cor. 4:3-4 ..But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: ..... Proverbs 14:12 There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death. It's A Way that Substitutes : - 1. Reason For Revelation "seemeth right' 2. Beauty For Blood Titus 3:5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; Hebrews 9:22 And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission. 3. Trying For Trusting Eph 2 v 8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9 Not of works, lest any man should boast. 4. Feelings For Facts Acts 16 v 30 And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved? 31 And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house. 5. Persecution For Persuasion Romans 10:3 For they being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God. 1 Timothy 1:13 Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief. (b). The Blood Bought way Of Salvation. V.14 ...”strait is the gate”... I. WE HAVE A NARROW MINDED GOD A. Exodus 20:3-5 Thou shalt have no other gods before me. 4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth:


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