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Which One of the Two are You? (15 of 16)
Series: The Constitution of Christianity
Pastor Steve N. Wagers
Matthew 7: 12-23
1. Two Directions!
A) Truly Distinct
B) Totally Different
2. Two Decisions!
A) The Choice of the Minority
B) The Course of the Majority
1) Decent People
2) Deceived People
3. Two Destinations!
A) Identified by a Fruitful Possession
B) Verified by a Fruitless Profession
There are 4 basic world views and philosophies. Materialism says, "Possessions satisfy, provide yourself." Epicureanism says, "Life is a ball, pacify yourself." Humanism says, "Humanity is glorious, promote yourself." Fatalism says, "The game is fixed, pity yourself." However, the Bible says, "Life is short; death is sure, PREPARE YOURSELF!"
As Jesus prepares to conclude the greatest sermon ever preached, He does so in an interesting matter. He outlines a series of "twos."
All of humanity falls into one of these many two categories. In this section of the sermon, Jesus speaks of the two choices, the two courses, and the two consequences. We are confronted as no other time in scripture with the sobering question, which one of the two are you?
On July 17, 1938, pilot Douglas Groce Corrigan took off from Brooklyn's Floyd Bennett Field. He carried two chocolate bars, two boxes of fig bars, a quart of water, and a U.S. map with the rout from New York to California marked out. His goal was to fly non-stop from New York to California. Corrigan took off in his modified Curtiss Robin. It was a foggy morning. He flew into the haze and disappeared. Twenty-eight hours he landed, not in California, but in Dublin, Ireland. He instantly became a national hero because it was a feat that everyone said could not be done, but from henceforth he was known as Wrong Way Corrigan.
Let me share an observation with you that may blow your mind. Are you read ...
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