Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The true and only door

Functions of a door: entrance, exit, protection

There are 2 kinds of "gate" in their time--a physical wooden gate in a rented kural or the shepherd himself at the entrance of a cave.

Three important lessons from Jesus, the gate:
1. Jesus us the gate of salvation
-There is no other way to get to heaven. not all roads lead there. Christianity is an exclusive belief.
-Only by faith in Jesus can we get to heaven (John 14:6, Acts 4:12, 1Tim2:5)
-His death was all inclusive, open to all tribes and tongue (Matt11:28)

2. Jesus is the gate of protection
-Satan is the predator (1Pet5:8)
-We are commanded to resist the devil (James 4:7)
-Jesus enables us to flee from temptation (1Cor10:13)
-We must be conscious to keep ourselves in God's will and not just tolerate attacks.

3. Jesus is the gate of satisfaction
-Life with Jesus leads to greener pastures (Ez34:14, Ps23:1, Jn10:10)
- Abundance does not necessarily mean material wealth, but that life becomes meaningful.

*based on John 10:10
by Rev. Alex Uy

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