Thursday, May 20, 2010

Are you taking the middle Road?

In this video that I saw on a blog. Pastor Francis Chan who I often podcast his sermons hits an interesting point, yet not necessarily a new point. Watch the video and then read on...

(if you can't see the video click here)

Why is it that often we want to take the middle road? It seems we want to live good moral lives that obviously the ways of Jesus provides, we will do church, as opposed to being the church everywhere we go, and we will simply go through the motions instead of being in motion for Jesus. Yet I believe that Jesus is calling His followers to a deeper (Bathos) more radical discipleship. One that may call us out of our comfort zone, one that may have us walking on a narrow road. Jesus famously said, 

"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. 
(Matt. 7:13-14)

Perhaps the problem is that we've never "enter(ed) through the narrow gate." in order to walk down the narrow road. Maybe in the past we did enter that 'narrow gate' but in time we saw a fork in the road and decided either consciously or subconsciously to take the broad road.

Let's take up Jesus' challenge and walk that narrow road, hey he promised that He'd walk it with us!

Are you ready to enter the narrow gate?


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