Luke 13

Today we are reading Luke 13. In this chapter we are reading about the Narrow Door. “He went on his way through towns and villages, teaching and journeying toward Jerusalem. And someone said to him, “Lord, will those who are saved be few?” And he said to them, “Strive to enter through the narrow door. For many, I tell you, will seek to enter and will not be able. When once the master of the house has risen and shut the door, and you begin to stand outside and to knock at the door, saying, ‘Lord, open to us,’ then he will answer you, ‘I do not know where you come from.’ Then you will begin to say, ‘We ate and drank in your presence, and you taught in our streets.’ But he will say, ‘I tell you, I do not know where you come from. Depart from me, all you workers of evil!’ In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when you see Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God but you yourselves cast out. And people will come from east and west, and from north and south, and recline at table in the kingdom of God. And behold, some are last who will be first, and some are first who will be last.””
‭‭Luke‬ ‭13:22-30‬ ‭ESV‬‬ How can someone think they are saved and yet are not? I met someone from Germany who said, “I am Lutheran too.” I soon discovered that he was referring to the place of his birth but that he did not believe the Bible or have a relationship with Jesus. Similarly, if a person is a member of a church but does not follow Christian teaching, are they saved? Of course we are in no position to judge, however, Jesus said, “by their fruits, you will know them.” Do people know you are a Christian? May God cause your faith to shine as a light in a dark place. Pastor Tim

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