“THE NARROW GATE”

AND YOU SHALL BE MY DISCIPLES – Lesson #19

  • Choose the Narrow Way

“Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it.

14  “For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it.” (Matthew 7:13–14).

WHAT DOES IT MEAN?

Training, precision, discipline, hard work, diligence, resolve, dedication, faithfulness, loyalty, clarity of purpose.

As if it were a coded message for a secret mission, the wording is precise, terse and clear:  “Enter through the narrow gate”.

All of the commands and disciplines listed in this study which are a Disciple of Jesus, have two things in common: 

1.  They are hard, if not impossible, for the natural mind.

2.  The only way is for a Disciple of Jesus is by God’s Grace through our faith in Jesus.  Jesus is the way, the Truth and the Life.  There is no other way except by Him.

“Truly I tell you, anyone who doesn’t enter the sheep pen by the gate but climbs in some other way is a thief and a robber. The one who enters by the gate is the shepherd of the sheep. The gatekeeper opens it for him, and the sheep hear his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he has brought all his own outside, he goes ahead of them. The sheep follow him because they know his voice. They will never follow a stranger; instead they will run away from him, because they don’t know the voice of strangers.” Jesus gave them this figure of speech, but they did not understand what he was telling them.

Jesus said again, “Truly I tell you, I am the gate for the sheep. All who came before me[a] are thieves and robbers, but the sheep didn’t listen to them. I am the gate. If anyone enters by me, he will be saved and will come in and go out and find pasture.”  John 10:1-9, CSB

JESUS IS CLEAR, HE IS THE ONLY WAY


Now it is your turn:

 

HOW MUST YOU DO IT? ____________________________________

 

HOW YOU MUST TEACH IT? ________________________________

 

NOTE: This teaching by Jesus is critical for us to know and to do especially in the day and this age. His Return is near, and the ONLY way we will successfully “endure to the end” is by being His Disciple.

Your Brother and Friend,

Mike Young

https://www.whitestone2014.com/and-you-shall-be-my-disciple

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Michael Young, Sr.

I am a practicing Christian, a disciple of Jesus, a husband of over 50 years, a father and a grandfather, a business man, a veteran and a friend to all who will have me. I have served or am serving, at various times, as an Evangelist, a Pulpit fill pastor, an Associate Pastor of Evangelism and as Senior Pastor of a church plant. My passion is for practicing and teaching the Bible, building small groups, reaching the lost with the message of the Gospel of Jesus, recovering the straying Sheep of God and the gathering together the Called of God, in neighborhoods, business settings and in churches by equipping other Christians. I have authored a few small books and I have a background in professional business management, finance and investments. I am glad to meet you, even if it is virtually. Write me at any time and let's become friends.

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