narrow and wide gates

Sermon on the Mount: Narrow and Wide Gates – Matt. 7:13-14

“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. Matthew 7:13-14 NIV Jesus paints a picture here of a road with a fork in it. The road down one branch of the fork is like a wide multi-lane highway. It is paved and well lit with a gentle grade and wide sweeping curves. But the other branch of the fork is quite different. This road is …

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Loving the Lord Your God With All Your Mind – Matthew 22:37

Jesus, quoting from Deuteronomy, tells us to ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind’ (Matthew 22:37). Loving with our hearts and souls seems straightforward enough. But what about loving him with your mind? How is one supposed to go about that? The mind seems like it is more for thinking than for loving.

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