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Summary: Narrow way/Broad way---Comparing two Old Testament men of God Joseph and David who came to the same fork in the road with a decision to make. I use a lot of Country/Western lingo as we are a country style church.

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Oops !!! There’s a fork in the road !!! Matthew 7:13-14

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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:

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7:14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

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These two Bible verses actually are kinda road maps ta help us find the right trail in life !!!

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At first the trails are kinda merged together and we make choices as we go along as to which direction we go---we come upon a fork in the road !!!

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We can take the broad road---which is the world’s way---the road on which much of the human race is travelling---or we can choose the narrow way which the bible says---few there be that find it !!!

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The broad way has very few additional forks and detours cause Satan already has these folks where he wants em !!!

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Those choosing the narrow road on the other hand can expect that the Devil will make sure thars plenty-a detours, obstacles, and forks in the road to try n’ draw them away from God !!!

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Matthew 3: 19 tells us that mankind loves the darkness rather than the light because their deeds are evil !!!

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Lets suppose we decide to take our car out on the road in the middle of the night---it’s one-a those nights when thar ain’t no stars and thar ain’t no moonlight---the kind-a night horror movies are created !!!

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Not only do you take your car out on the road---but none-a yer lights are workin---yer drivin in total---absolute---pitch-black darkness !!!

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What’s gonna happen under them thar conditions ???

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Yer more than likely gonna end up drivin off the road and hit somethin or wind up in the ditch.

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Now lets imagine that thars another car drivin in front of us with it’s lights on---heading down the trail !!!

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If we just carefully follow that light---we should be able to drive that car down the road cause someone is guidin our way through the darkness !!!

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In John 8: 12 Jesus says---I am the light of the world---he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness---but shall have the light of life !!!

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God’s word is also our guide---Psalms 119: 105 says---Thy word is a lamp unto my feet---and a light unto my path !!!

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Jesus and God’s word will guide us to the narrow gate---but we have to be willin ta foller Him !!! Amen !!!

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Lets say we decided to become Christians and we’re follerin Jesus up the narrow trail when all of a sudden ya come upon all these detour signs and a fork in the road !!!

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The confusin part is that the signs fer both trails say------ "Heaven---that-a-way"---cause the devil always tries ta trick ya inta believin you can always have it both ways !!!

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A lotta folks take the wrong trail fer a spell---some stay on the wrong trail and get drawn away from God---others realize thar mistake n’ head back to that fork in the road and get back on the right track !!!

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God gave the human race a thing called "Free-Will" so we all have the choice as to which path we decide ta foller in life !!!

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Today we’re gonna talk about two men from the Old Testament---Joseph and David---who both came to a critical fork in the road of life !!!


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