The Narrow Door

Enter through the narrow way…

Devon Aire Community Church

bhthe-narrow-gate“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

In the category “things I wish Jesus had never said”, this verse might be at the top of the list. It is a tough teaching for us 21st century westerners to understand and accept. Jesus tells His listeners of 1st century Jerusalem to enter through this narrow door. Later He clarifies that HE is indeed that narrow door; the gate; the way, the truth, the life.

We act as if we are the only generation to struggle with Jesus’ words. We, however, are not the first ones to ever wrestle with what He means. Even the original hearers would struggle. This teaching is found in what…

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