LIFE Part 11 “The Only Way to Real Life”

Sermon Notes;

The Only Way to Real Life


In the Sermon on the Mount Jesus wants His audience to ______________ closely, _____________  completely and _______________ wisely.

 The remaining verses focus on several __________________.

 Life is full of ___________________.

 No matter how many choices you make in life, you always come to an ______________.


Matthew 7:13-14

The Narrow and Wide Gates

13 “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. 14 But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.


Earthly Life

 Following the path that Jesus has marked out for us is __________________.  Luke 14:33

33 In the same way, those of you who do not give up everything you have cannot be my disciples.


 It is “easier” to ______________ a grudge than  ____________ forgiveness.

 It is “easier” to _______________ for ourselves than to ____________ to others.

 It is “easier” to ________________ wrongly than righteously.

 Like electricity, most humans seek the path of ______________ resistance. 

 But the end of the path of least resistance is _________________.  Proverbs 14:12

12 There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death.


Though the path that Jesus lays out is narrow and difficult it is not walked ________________.


 Are you using some of your 800,000 choices to choose ___________, earthly life?




 Eternal Life


 From the eternal standpoint, the word “destruction” means ______________.


 At the end of the wide path is ________________ and _________________ for every single sin you have ever committed.


 The narrow path is such because the way to eternal life goes _______________ through Jesus Christ.


 There is absolutely no rational way to dispute that Jesus Christ is the only way to ________________ eternal life. 

John 14:6, Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

John 17:3, Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.

Acts 4:12, 12 Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.”

1 Timothy 3:5,  (If anyone does not know how to manage his own family, how can he take care of God’s church?)

1 John 5:11-12 11 And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. 12 Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.




The fact that “few” are on this path is the greatest _________________ in the history of the world.


 The narrow path is both _______________ and ___________________.


 Will you use one of your 800,000 choices to choose __________, eternal life?