Another Sermon Outline By Brian A. Yeager
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Brian A. Yeager





I. Introduction:

    A. The most common belief is that most will be saved:
    “Praise God, He is saving not only a few but an uncountable
    multitude. He will break down every cultural barrier and make
    these peoples into One Bride for His own glory. And praise
    God, He will bring all this multitude in through the narrow
    door of Jesus” (Coty Pinckney, Desiring God Community
    Church, Charlotte, NC, 7/20/03; Sermon Titled: “Will Only Few
    Be Saved” http://www.expository.org/luk13a.htm).
    1. God is not a pushover as many choose to falsely
    believe (Nahum 1:1-3 and Hebrews 10:26-31).
    2. People fail to realize that God promised destruction to
    the disobedient (Romans 2:5-11, Ephesians 5:1-6, II
    Thessalonians 2:10-12, and II Peter 3:15-18) and He is a
    keeper of His word (I Samuel 15:29 and Titus 1:2).
    B. Like the quote above shows, the thieves try to find some
    other way (John 10:1; cf. II Pete 2:1-3; 12-19).  
    1. For those who think they can pave their own way,
    consider: Proverbs 20:24; 21:16, and Isaiah 55:7.
    2. Sinners need converted from their way, not to remain
    in it (James 5:19-20).

II. Body: Matthew 7:13-14

    Verse 13: The fact is, many will be lost (John 6:60-66; cf. I
    Peter 4:14-19).
    1. “Enter ye in…” shows the path you travel into eternity
    is your choice (Acts 2:40, Romans 10:11-13 [cf. Acts 22:
    16], Philippians 2:12, and Revelation 22:14-15).
    2. The Lord instructs us to enter “The strait gate”.  
    “Strait” means (according to Strong’s/ Thayer): “narrow;
    restricted” (cf. Luke 13:23-24).
    3. The “wide gate” is the broad way with many on that
    path:
    a. We must understand that it is not God’s desire that
    most be lost (I Timothy 2:1-4, Titus 2:11-14, and II
    Peter 3:9-10).
    b. Remember how longsuffering God had to be even
    before Jesus came into the world (Exodus 32:8-14, I
    Kings 11:31-33, I Kings 15:1-4, and II Kings 8:16-19).
    4. The “wide gate” leads to destruction.  Consider what
    that means (Matthew 5:29-30, Matthew 25:41; 46, II
    Thessalonians 1:7-9, and Revelation 21:8).
    5. Since many have chosen this path, let’s always be
    mindful not to follow the way of the majority (Proverbs 1:
    10-18 and III John 11; cf. Psalms 118:8, Psalms 1:1-2).
    Verse 14: The “strait gate” is FOUND by few, which infers few
    are truly looking: (Deuteronomy 4:29, I Chronicles 28:9, Isaiah
    55:6, Jeremiah 29:13, and Luke 11:9).
    1. The narrow way has few on that path (Matthew 20:1-16
    and Matthew 22:1-14).
    2. The narrow way through the strait gate leads to life.  
    Consider what eternal life means (John 14:1-3, II
    Corinthians 4:18-5:1, Hebrews 11:8-16; 13:14, and I Peter
    1:3-4).
    3. There is work to be done to inherit eternal life (John 4:
    34-36).
    4. Jesus is the strait gate or narrow way (John 14:6, Acts
    4:10-12, and I John 5:11; 13; 20).

III. Conclusion: There is a right way (Proverbs 12:28)!  

© 2009 This material may not be used for sale or other means to have financial gain.  Use this as a tool
for your own studies if such is helpful!   Preachers are welcome to this work, but please do not use my
work so that you can be lazy and not do your own studies.  –
Brian A. Yeager
The Sermon On The Mount (Part 20)
Matthew 7:13-14