January 9, Reading 3 – Matthew 7:7-29


Audio, Visual

SAA Notes

God has a wide heart – persevere in prayer. Ponder over the passage on wolves in sheep’s clothing. Can you tell a wolf from a true prophet/proclaimer of Christ’s Gospel?

SJA Notes

* Loving God, thank You for giving to us Your word that we can read this morning. Please help us understand it enough for today.

“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. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few.”

We see clearly the binary decisions that are found in God’s word.

All of Israel’s history has been about choosing God vs the world. Blessing vs curse. Obedience vs disobedience.

Here in this sermon Jesus goes deep.

The narrow vs wide gate.

Good vs bad fruit.

Seeking God first vs the praise of man.

Wisdom vs folly.

Foundation of rock vs sand.

God has chosen us as His people, and because of His salvation powerful and effective in us, His sanctification at work right now in us – We are able to choose wisdom.

We can build our house on Him, our hearts can be found in Him, our longing to be for Him, our feet on the narrow way having passed through the straight gate.

Praise God, what a Saviour we have!

* Gracious Father,

Such a depth of blessing is found in You – Thank You!

Thank You that through Jesus we are brought through the straight gate and onto the narrow way of life.

We bring praise to Your Name today!


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