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The Narrow Road | Matthew 7:13-14

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Welcome to Real Life. I know the verses well. I’ve heard them many times. Yet, when I read them the other day, they surprised me.

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)


By faith, I gave my life to Jesus at age 16. This means that I have lived in the Christian community for decades. Many of my family members, friends, and associates are followers of Jesus Christ. I attend a church of 4000. Surrounded by the like-minded, I naturally begin to believe “everyone’s a Christian.”

I couldn’t be more wrong.
Even when America was primarily a Christian nation, many of us were Christian in name only. We attended church because it was socially acceptable. However, in reality, our hearts were far from God. (This was me, before I came to know and love Jesus.)

But today, in many circles, attending church is no lo…