Margaret Street Church of Christ
Seek the Narrow Path
August 1, 2021

Seek the Narrow Path

August 1, 2021

The Bible teaches that we must make a decision about our spiritual destiny – or the decision will be made for us when it is too late! Let’s look at Luke 13 and Matthew 7 concerning this topic.

I. Luke 13:23 – Lord, are there few who are saved?

A. Ask yourself the same question, “Are there few who are saved? If so, o to be saved?” 

B. “Few being saved” is harmonious with other passages throughout the Scriptures, such as:

Scripture references: Rom 6:4; Gal 5:16; Eph 4:1; 1 John 1:7; Joh 14:6; Acts 4:4, 9:2, 16:17; 2 Pe 2:21; Psalm 1:1, 119:35; Luke 6:22, 6:27, 9:23, 10:3, 10:27; 2 Cor 13:5

II. Luke 13:24 – Strive to enter through the narrow gate

A. Doors/gates are for .

B. Heaven is not general admission, free entry, or an unrestricted entrance = !

C. One must to enter the gate.

D. Application: Luke 13:27 teaches us the importance of our (does He know you?) which affects our (what kind of work have we done? Is it righteousness or iniquity?)

Scripture references: 1 Tim 6:12; 2 Tim 4:7; Matt 7:21; Rev 2-3; John 14:15

III. Matt 7:14 – There are few who find it.

A. Only a can enter through a door!

B. Merely is far short of obeying Him.

Scripture references: 1 Tim 3:4; 2 Pet 3:9; Rev 21:27

 

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