narrow path

The Right Path

“Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.” – Matthew 7:13,14 Yesterday we shared that God has laid a path before us, and we are encouraged to walk that path. Today, I want to ask you two questions relating to finding the right direction. First, is the way narrow? Is it almost unique? If it is, it’s probably the right path. In the scripture above, Jesus says there are two paths. There’s one broad and easy way that almost everyone takes. And then there’s a narrow gate with a challenging path, and only a few people choose it. Not many people examine if they are on the correct one. So if it’s a narrow path,

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Rejection for His Sake

“Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me.” – Matthew 5:11 As Christians, we sometimes get the idea that once we know Jesus, life will be easy. Since certain teaching emphasizes earthly prosperity over spiritual power, many have come to believe that we’re called to an existence of sheer wealth and popularity. However, the truth is that embracing the journey of discipleship isn’t a guarantee of a trouble-free path. You see, we are set apart to be different, and at times, this can feel lonely. While the world is going one way, we’re asked to go another, and swimming upstream against the strongholds of culture can be exhausting. Nevertheless, it’s a battle worth fighting, for in the end, we will be rewarded for our faithful endurance. Though Jesus was not always popular, He was triumphant, and His

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