• The Narrow Way

    Missed the Exit


    We’d Like More Choices, Please
    But Jesus makes it plain — there are only two sides of the fence.
    “See, I have set before you today life and good, death and evil”
    (Deut. 30:15 — cf Deut. 30:19, Jer 21:8)


    Two Paths
    The easy has no boundary, no respect, no hope.
    The narrow has straight lines, rights-of-way, and abundant hope.
    “He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season, whose leaf also shall not wither; and whatever he does shall prosper. The ungodly are not so, but are like the chaff which the wind drives away.”
    (Psalm 1:3-4
    )

    Two Gates
    The wide allows all the baggage you want.
    The narrow requires us to leave everything behind.
    “It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.”
    (Mark 10:25)


    Two Destinations
    The end (destruction)
    The beginning (life)
    “Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city. But outside are dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie.” (Revelation 22:14-15)

    Cross Examination
    It’s tempting to use this passage to back up a theological position regarding others — and on some level that might be appropriate. But Christ’s first purpose with this teaching was to lead us to self-examination and to an abiding. personal decision of faith.

    Which Gate Will You Enter?
    Which path will you walk? Which destination will you choose?




    New King James Version (NKJV)

    13 “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. 14 Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.

     

    Blog Category: 

    Share this post

    Leave a comment

    Plain text

    • No HTML tags allowed.
    • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
    • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.

    About Us

    This blog is written by leaders of SVCC. The people who write here are not perfect or "holier than thou."  They just strive to seek after God with all their hearts.

    We hope that God will speak to you as you read the words He's placed here through the hearts and minds of people who follow after Him.

    Alabaster Jar Sexism Discipleship Forgiveness Walk on Water Applause Gehenna Rest in the Lord Guests Poser Spiritual Blindness Lunatic Word of God Outcast Foundation Lent Exhausted Judas Lies Expectations Nice Daniel suffering Emptiness Purity Politics Miracles Evangelicalism Truth Disappointment Trials Greed Hypocrisy Goodness control Envy Jerusalem God's Timing Scripture Memory Patience Richonomics Evangelism Spirit Walkers Provision Judgment Restoration Family of God Conflict denial Free Will Bread relationship with God Restore unto me the joy Daily Bible Reading Morality Worship Grace Fornication outsiders Danger Take up your cross The Dukes of Hazzard Storms Christmas Eve Christ Self Worth Free Samples Gender Sin Palm Sunday Honesty Satan Easter Heart Armor Reward Violence Unclean Herod Confession Messages Treasure Ezekiel tempest Parenting through Christ Son of Man Approval True Riches judging others Christology Faith Murder Taste and See Gentiles Breath Prayer Wealth Prophecy Be Prepared Joy Rest Shame Mary Magdalene Matthew Action Gentleness Love Never Fails Signs Empty Tomb Original Sin Fire Honor OK Blessings Spiritual Warfare Vision Assumptions Hell Security Men Holy Love victim Adultery John the Baptist Inconvenience Christmas Genealogy Social Justice Wonders End Times Poverty unforgivable sin Pornography Lost Cause trajectory Baptism Interpretation Mercy Apocalypse Lord God is in control Holy Spirit Family Tree Oozing Spirituality Naughty Pooronomics Narrow Way aim trouble Spiritual Support Apology Cost of Discipleship letting go unpardonable sin Knowing God Serving Friendship Sheperds Persecution Atonement Service Charity demons living right Habits Doubt Fruit fo the Spirit Apologetics exposure Retaliation Newbigen Great Commission Patient Moving Mountains fear Victory theodicy Materialism Part 1 Trek and Journey Simple Complexity Money stress victor Mary Savior without Lord Faith or Fear Soil Desire Eye Holy Week Proverbs Ready Law Compassion Temptations Prayer God the Father Physical Need Father's Business Humility Giving Light Spiritual Need Obedience Serving God Betrayal wisdom Community joyous thoughts Witness Angels Education Jim Eliot wholehearted Weary Hebrew Names of God Speaking Healing Racism Daily Bible Readings Dragon Traffic Dependence Jairus Hospitality Desperado Wise Men Sacrifice Temptation Understanding May Lamp Ash Wednesday Not a Fan Backbiting Women's Ministry Blog Stubborn Worry Childlike Basket Busy Tired Fasting Authority Santa Holiness Theophany Ancestry Salvation Messiah Second Coming Disciple Fails Christmas Dragon Nobles Perseverance Kindness Repentance Damascus Road Anxiety Injustice Purpose Family Gossip Tithes Questions tribulation Antichrist Clothing Angel Happiness Presence of God Verdict The Cost of Discipleship Regeneration Watch Son of God Advent Liar Sanctification Topheth Cross Love Parables Guilty By Reason of Humanity Trek & Journey Gifts Revelation Neutrality Bible Study Judgement God's Word Mission Work Fruit of the Spirit Acceptance Lust Predestination Seventy Sevens Depression Bushel