Choose Your Path Wisely (Matthew 7:13-27)

Choose Your Path Wisely (Matthew 7:13-27)

Matthew 7:13-27

I. The narrow gate vs. the wide gate (7:13-14)

    A. The wide gate leads to eternal separation from God (Matthew 8:12; 22:13; 25:30,46)
    B. The narrow gate leads to eternity with God in His kingdom (Matthew 19:29; 25:46; 2 Timothy 2:10)

II. Warning against false prophets (7:15-20)

    A. Lull disciples into spiritual apathy (2 Timothy 4:2-4)
    B. Their fruits must be inspected (2 John 9-11)

III. Sound doctrine leads to sound living (7:21-23)

    A. Avoid deception by studying and doing what God says
    B. The purpose of miracles (Mark 16:20; 1 Corinthians 13:8-10)
    C. Deception leads to destruction

IV. Rock-solid foundation vs. foundation of sand (7:24-27)

    A. We must dig deep and lay the foundation on His rock (Luke 6:48)
    B. It is not merely hearing the Word, but doing the Word (James 1:22-25)

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