Let’s Go – Straighter

Matthew 7:13-14

Introduction

: Part 3 of Let’s Go! Last 2 weeks…Deeper and wider, today, straighter!

NKJ 


Matthew 7:13

“Enter by the narrow gate; for wide

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the gate and broad

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the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it.

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“Because

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narrow

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the gate and difficult

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the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.

NLT 


Matthew 7:13

“You can enter God’s Kingdom only through the narrow gate. The highway to hell

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is broad, and its gate is wide for the many who choose that way.

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But the gateway to life is very narrow and the road is difficult, and only a few ever find it.

Narrow vs. Broad

Broad / Wide

 

Narrow / Straight

 

Question

: Who said it would be easy? It’s not. Not even mildly!

3. Only a few find it

Board / Wide Path

(This is the 405 Freeway)

 

Narrow / Straight Path

 

What would I say to you specifically about Going Straighter today (application wise)?

Straighter in our Convictions

What are convictions?

Straighter in our Example

Application

: What parents do in moderation our children will do in excess!



On the Broader Side of the Road


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On the Narrow / Straight path


 

Conclusion

:

Isaiah 42:16


‘I will bring the blind by a way they did not know; I will lead them in paths they have not known. I will make darkness light before them, And crooked places straight. These things I will do for them, And not forsake them’.

Acts 13:10


and said, “O full of all deceit and all fraud, you son of the devil, you enemy of all righteousness, will you not cease perverting the straight ways of the Lord?

(Act 13:10 NKJ)

Matthew 3:3


‘For this is he who was spoken of by the prophet Isaiah, saying: “The voice of one crying in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the LORD; Make His paths straight

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