This week Rupert Ward will be continuing with his mini-series on ‘fruitfulness’. This week he will be speaking from Matthew 7: 13-14 & 24-27 .
As you read these scriptures imagine you stand at a fork in the road, and there are two paths – one wide and easy to travel down. The other narrow and overgrown. Jesus is inviting you to walk down the road less travelled – the narrow and overgrown one. What do you feel as you look at these two paths? What desires stir inside you? What might Jesus be saying to you as you embark on the journey of walking down one of the paths?
13 “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. 14 But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.
24 “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. 26 But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. 27 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.”
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