Presentation on theme: "Memory Text Enter by the ______ gate; for ____ is the gate and _____ is the way that leads to _________, and there are _____ who go in by it. Because."— Presentation transcript:
Memory Text Enter by the ______ gate; for ____ is the gate and _____ is the way that leads to _________, and there are _____ who go in by it. Because ______ is the gate and ______ is the way which leads to ___, and there are ___ who find it. Matthew 7:13, 14 narrowwide broad destruction many narrowdifficult life few
The Narrow Gate The Selfish heart says: The unselfish heart says: Why a narrow gate leads to eternal life? I want it my way Not what I want, but what is best for others. The gate is not wide enough for us to hold on to selfishness, pride, and other sins.
Another Gate If God is love, why will he not save everyone? John 8:11 Psalm 104:35 Revelation 21:4 Revelation 21:4 Why is the gate of destruction wide? Its wide so that people dont have to give up anything. Many will pass through this gate.
Which Way? Jesus is not asking us to go some place where that He himself would not go. Jesus is not asking us to go some place where that He himself would not go. Hebrews 12:3 Hebrews 12:3 When we follow in Jesus foot steps, we will experience the same sort of things. And the devil reminds us of this. But he is not truthful, he fails to tell us what will happen if we dont. Proverbs 13:15 Proverbs 13:15 Romans 6:23 Romans 6:23 Isaiah 59:8 Isaiah 59:8
Fierce Battle! The battle is between __________. The battle field is _________. The enemy is ______. The author of sin is ____. Your defense is _______________________. Battle strategy is ____________. good and evil your heart your sin Satin dependence on God for victory yielding to God
Your Part! In the struggle against carnal self, you have no power to win. But does this mean that you should give up? God has provided you a way: Psalm 102:17 Psalm 102:17 2 Samuel 22:31 2 Samuel 22:31 James 4:7 James 4:7 If you feel like you cant surrender self, dont worry. Just ask God to make you willing to surrender. 2 Corinthians 10:5
Permission Needed! Did Jesus do his own work? John 6:38 John 6:38 If we tell God that we want to choose to do his will, He will give us Christs own thoughts and feelings, but we must be what? Philippians 2:5 Can you change yourself? Can God change you?
Who is the Way? Will you let him give you his will?