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starting lineMatt 7:21 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter.

One of the scariest verses in the Bible for those of us who want eternal life with Jesus is the warning He gives that not everyone who calls Him lord will enter His kingdom. Fear and doubt rise in the genuine hearted person who wonders whether we have done enough or done the right things. In other words, we wonder if our faith is real enough faith to gain eternal life

This question is big enough to be addressed several places and ways throughout scripture. Jesus’ first followers would face a longer delay than expected for his return. If they weren’t careful they could lose sight of the reality and significance of his return. They might be tempted to live for themselves thinking they would worry about getting ready for him later. Once they do that, they would be likely to forget about living for Him at all. Which begs the question of whether such a person is really a follower at all.

John 10:27-28 My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me and I give eternal life to them, and they will never perish;

Let’s get back to scripture. At the end of Jesus’ lesson on being prepared for the last days, we get one of these explanations. Like a lot of Jesus’ teaching it is shocking when you let it sink in. But if you allow the Holy Spirit to teach you, it can become both clear & incredibly encouraging. I hope that happens for you this this weekend.

Join us this weekend as we look at Jesus description of the difference between true & false faith and how to make sure yours is true!

Matthew 25:31-46 “But when the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the angels with Him, then He will sit on His glorious throne. 32 All the nations will be gathered before Him; and He will separate them from one another, as the shepherd separates the sheep from the goats; 33 and He will put the sheep on His right, and the goats on the left.

 

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