Summary: Some people say, “There are different path’s that lead to God!” “It really doesn't matter what you believe or do, as long as you are sincere!”
Matthew 7:13-14-“Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it.
Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.
Everyone is on a journey and there is a destination at the end of that journey, and the choices you make will affect the direction you are headed!
Where you wind up depends, upon what road you take!
Some people say, “There are different path’s that lead to God!”
“It really doesn't matter what you believe or do, as long as you are sincere!”
Well, there maybe different religions, different beliefs, different ideas, different philosophy, different doctrines!
But according to Jesus, there are only two paths!!
Each one has a start and each one has a end!
One is crowded, the other is not!
There are some headed in the right direction and others who are not!!
Let’s look at the two entrances:
Wide Is The Gate-You can bring all baggage, all your sins, your unforgiveness, your hatred, your prejudice, all of your hurts!!
Everything you have accumulated over the years!
Plenty of room!!
Thru this gate you can believe how you want, act how you want, say what you want!
No restrictions, no self control, put your pleasure, your happiness before anyone else!
The other entrance is different:
Narrow Is The Gate-You can’t bring anything with you, only you can fit thru it!!
No hang ups, no baggage, just you!!
A lot people are trying to bring that other stuff with them thru this gate, that is why they are miserable!
Broad Is The Way-The first gate leads to this path!
This path, there is no restriction, there is no sacrifice, there is no surrendering things!
Plenty of room for everybody, a lot of compromise and tolerance but look where it leads…Leads To Destruction!.
Difficult Is The Way-The second gate leads to a more narrow path, a more restricted way of life, a more narrow way of thinking, but look where it leads….Leads To Life!
Because it’s narrow, because it’s difficult, because it’s hard, people choose the path with least resistance!!
Not really thinking about the end result!!
There are two Gates, two Paths, and two Groups of people!
There Are Many Who Go In By It-Like sheep to the slaughter, they don’t look for another way to live, they follow the crowd, they take the easiest path!!
There Are Few Who Find It-Well if you are going to find something you are going to have to look for it.
How many people survived the flood? 8
How many of the ones who left Egypt, entered into the promise land? 2
So how can someone know if they are on the right path, the path that leads to life?
John 14:6-Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me."
Melody walked through the mall, quickly, yet deliberately. She had no idea that as she walked, she seemed to move to invisible music. Her tall, boy-like figure swayed to an unheard beat. Short brown hair framed her pixie face, and her chocolate brown eyes danced with merriment.