The Broad And Narrow Ways (Matthew 7:13-14)Ken Miller, December 7, 2014
Part of the Sermon On The Mount series, preached at a Sunday Morning service
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Ken brought us a sermon about the strait gate and narrow way. There are two gates, two ways, and two destinations. We need to choose which way we are going to go.There is the broad way which is wide and easy to get in. It’s the road most people travel. People are going the broad way not knowing where they are headed or where they are headed to, but they don’t care or they want to have fun before they follow Christ.
It was brought out that there may be kind of like a third road that we may travel. We are living a pretty good life. We are not into those bad sins other people are. We seem to be happy and prosperous and things look good on the outside, but we may not have surrendered our lives to Christ yet, or maybe there is some sin in our life that we do not want to give up yet. This way also leads to destruction, and we need to be sure we are not on that path and think we are on the narrow way.
The other way, the strait and narrow way, is the path we want to be on. This path does not have many people on it compared to the broad way. It requires a life of surrender to Christ. It is a choice we make daily to follow Christ and have Him be the center of our lives. It won’t always be an easy choice or an easy life to be on the narrow way, but in the end, it will be all worth any heartache we may have gone through. If we are truly following Christ, He will give us love, rest, and peace. May we all strive to be on that narrow way and help others to find that way too.
13 “Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. 14 For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few. (ESV)