This Way or That

calendar_today October 29, 2017
menu_book Matthew 7:13-14

Matthew 7:13-14
[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.

DEEP SHEET:  Sermon Study Questions
1.  How would you describe Jesus’s audience? How does this affect the way we interpret and apply these verses? (Matthew 5:1; 7:28-29; John 6:66)
2.  In what ways does this passage highlight human responsibility? How does it challenge you?
3.  What distinguishes the narrow gate/way from the one that is broad?
4.  How does this passage challenge the hearer to “count the cost”? (Luke 14:25-33; 2 Corinthians 5:15)
5.  How do the “gate,” “way,” and “life” relate to Jesus? Why is the way of cost the way of rest? (John 10:9; 14:6; 11:25; Matthew 11:28)
6.  What does it mean to say that a choice between life and destruction or heaven and hell is really a choice between Christ’s presence and his absence?

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