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The Lessons Of Two Gates (21 of 23)
The Greatest Sermon Ever Preached
1. THE DIVISION OF ALL MANKIND
A) Those That Have Rejected Christ
B) Those That Have Received Christ
2. THE DECISION OF ALL MANKIND
A) An Easy Way
B) An Eternal Way
3. THE DESTINATIONS OF ALL MANKIND
A) A Ruined Life
B) A Redeemed Life
1. 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.
2. As Jesus was nearing the end of His sermon on the mount, He talks about the danger of going the wrong way. Each person in this place is going either the right way or the wrong way. It all depends, using the analogy that Jesus gives us, on which gate we have gone through.
3. In the closing of the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus gives a series of contrasts. He talks about two gates, two trees, and two houses. Today we are looking at the two gates. One is very narrow and the other is very broad. One is a very popular gate and the other is entered by few. As we shall see, which one a person enters makes an eternal difference. Let's look at these two gates and draw three lessons from these two gates.
4. The first lesson reminds us of:
1. THE DIVISON OF ALL MANKIND
1. As Jesus talked about these two gates He thought of all mankind in one of two groups. We often divide people in groups due to ethnicity, nationality, color of skin, social standing, education, etc. When it came to divid ...
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