Entering God's Kingdom - Highlights

(Luke 13:22-30; 7/22/18; Pas. Baines, Jr.)

Introduction: A key idea in today’s Sunday School material is that Jesus teaches about entering through the narrow door. Prayerfully, we will be challenged to make sure that we have accepted Jesus as our savior and lord, while helping others to do the same.

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Body: 

Read Luke 13:22-24

I. Concern Over the Kingdom. Jesus was going through the towns and villages. He was teaching as He was making His way to Jerusalem. Someone asked about how many will be saved. 

Jesus talked about entering through the narrow door. Many will not be able to enter. 

Applications –

- Faithfulness. Notice in vs. 22 that Jesus continued to teach, even as He was on His way to Jerusalem to die for our sins. 

- Questions and sharing. Notice in vss. 23-24 that Jesus used a question as an opportunity to teach a lesson. 

- The narrow door. Notice in vs. 24 that Jesus talks about entering through the narrow door. 

Read Luke 13:25-30

II. Citizens of the Kingdom. Jesus talks about an owner refusing to let people into his house after his door is closed. Despite the outsiders’ pleading, they are refused. They are referred to as evildoers. There will be great sorrow because some will see great things but not experience them. 


Applications –

- Helpful comparisons. Notice in vss. 25-30 that Jesus uses a comparison to make His point. 

- Evildoers. Notice in vss. 25-28 that the outsiders were familiar with the owner’s house. 

- God’s far reaching love. Notice in vss. 29-30 that many people will be saved. 

Conclusion: Let’s work on making sure that we have accepted Jesus as our savior and lord, while helping others to do the same. God has much for those who obey His will. 

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