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He's Too Exclusive-He's Too Judgmental

August 28, 2011 Speaker: Series: Top Ten Reasons Why Not To Follow Jesus

Topic: Beliefs Verse: Matthew 7:13–7:14

TOP 10 REASONS WHY NOT TO FOLLOW JESUS

“He’s Too Exclusive”

“He’s Too Judgmental”

Pastor Duane Cross |  08.28.2011


CONTRAST #1THE NARROW OR THE WIDE 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(NIV)

 “I am the door.”      (John 10:9)

“I am the way the Truth and the Life.”     (John 14:6)

“There is salvation through no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.”    (Acts 4:12)

“For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.”        

(I Timothy 2:5)

CONTRAST #2GOOD FRUIT OR BAD FRUIT

“Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? Likewise every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them.”    Matthew 7:15-20(NIV)

CONTRAST #3RELIGION OR RELATIONSHIP 

“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and in your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?’ Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’”                            Matthew 7:21-23(NIV)

CONTRAST #4BUILD ON THE ROCK OR SAND

“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.”     Matthew 7:24-27(NIV)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                             

                                       

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