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Summary: Millions of people will find disappointment on that final day because they trusted in their own works rather than Christ for salvation.

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Warnings are very important. If your smoke detector goes off, it’s giving you a warning. If the lights on the dash of your car, or truck comes on, it’s a warning that something needs to be given attention. Sometimes those lights don’t mean a thing. You

may have driven a car for years and a warning light stays on whether the car is running okay, or not. It’s like the fire alarm where I work....when it comes on you don’t know whether to leave the building or stay. We’ve had so many false alarms. So you have to

make a decision whether to believe the alarm and take appropriate action, or to disregard the alarm and go on with your business.

There are warnings in the Bible. Every person must make a decision to believe the warnings and take the appropriate action. There is a warning given by Jesus in Matthew 7. It is a warning to folks who really think they are okay. There are millions of folks who really believe they are safe from the coming judgment. They have a false sense of security. It’s like when that huge oceanliner, the Titantic, was struck by an iceberg. It was a matter of a few hours and it would sink to the bottom of the ocean. Many people rejected the lifeboats thinking that they were more secure on the Titantic than the

lifeboats.

Matthew 7:13-28

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:

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

7:15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

7:16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?

7:17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.

7:18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth

good fruit.

7:19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.

7:20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.

7:21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.

7:22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful

works?

7:23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

7:24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:

7:25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.

7:26 And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:

7:27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.


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Pastor Mary Flores

commented on Aug 3, 2007

Brother Chris, by the time I read this I noticed 129 hits but not any comments. I must comment and encourage you; this was very helpful to my message and have a heart to encourage you because I know many have been grateful as well as I have been this evening. Jesus bless you son and continue to write; inspired by the Holy Spirit. You have truly bless me. Thank You Pastor Mary

Robert Carpenter

commented on Jul 18, 2008

Dear Brother, I want you to hear that your heart for the Gospel of Jesus Christ clearly comes out in your sermon. May God bless you as you continue to serve Him and as you proclaim the wonders of the Holy Scriptures.

Jeffrey Wickert

commented on Jun 1, 2009

Excellent message with great thoughts to connect the message with the listeners

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