What a wonderful reminder!

Enter through the narrow gate, because the gate is wide and the way is spacious that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it. But the gate is narrow and the way is difficult that leads to life, and there are few who find it.

Matthew 7:13-14 (NET)

Sweet aroma


Yesterday’s sermon left me this “hunk of meat” to chew on. IT’S A HARD ROAD TO HELL. That is not the image I have always pictured. I’ve always pictured a carefree, do what you want to, be your own man sort of life. I didn’t dig deep enough.

Yesterday I visited a church where my nephew, Kent, was preaching. He credited this saying to his Uncle Havis. You see, Kent pointed out, if you stay on the road to hell, you have to ignore the God who loves you enough to let his Son die for you. You have to tread over the blood at the foot of the cross where Jesus died for you. You have to say no to the tug of your heart when the Holy Spirit invites you to turn your life to Jesus.

There are two spiritual forces, one for good, the other…

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  1. Many religious people have a hard time grasping this: Jesus didn’t teach stuff that resonates with mainstream culture. Christian teachings actually go against the grain of what most people, including religious ones, want to do

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    1. Christianity, in our culture would indicate branching into hundreds of sects, each with different beliefs.

      JESUS did not make it difficult. His teachings on the Mount are quite practical and especially crafted so that all walks of life will understand– whether you are a fisherman, a tax collector, or a doctor. God has gifted humankind with free will that we, humans happily use whenever we decide which path to take.

      As for the Pharisees, they will continue to exist.

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