Narrow Door of Salvation Part 1 (Luke 13:22-30) - Coggle Diagram
Narrow Door of Salvation
Door of Humility and
Church of Nativity
the Lord said to the
listeners, "Enter the narrow gate."
The "Door of Humility" is an entrance
in the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem. The Door of Humility is intentionally small. This is said to prevent mountain raiders from entering the church.
In that verse, the narrow door is
compared with a wide one.
Three different key points
The one and only door is the narrow one
As of now, the door is still open
but one day, it will close.
It is our job to enter the narrow door
wide door → easy → destruction
For the gate is wide and the way is easy
that leads to destruction, and those who
enter by it are many.
narrow door → hard → eternal life
"For the gate is narrow and the
way is hard that leads to life, and those
who find it are few”
Calling for Repentance
the owner of the house
This verse mentions that he is the door.
If anyone enters by Him, they will be saved.
This verse mentions that Jesus is
one and only way to salvation
the door is open
Today, anyone can be saved as
the door is still opened
The time will come when the door will be locked. There will be no time for repentance.
John 6:44 important points:
Often times, God is the one
making the first move on us
We only come to God because
God draws us in first
Anyone, regardless of their
background, can enter the door
Entering the narrow door might be hard
but we still have to do it. There's no
way of getting around the hardships.
meaning: "a passage for entering structure, entrance, doorway, gate.”
“Strait" → “Stenos”
meaning: “to cramp, to crowd, confine, restrict.”
Trusting in Christ (Faith)
strive to enter
agōnizomai = “agonize"
“strive” means “to make every effort”. Jesus tells
us that there is something we should do in
order to acquire eternal life.
There is only one door to the Kingdom of Heaven
and going through it isn't an accident.
This is like entering into the door of humility
at the Church of Nativity in Bethlehem.
Nativity: God comes for the outcasts.
Humility is needed to accept the good news.
how to "to fight and struggle"?
Danker translates “Strain every nerve to enter”
wrestling in prayer
Fighting the good fight
"preparation for salvation"
Jonathan Edwards said that even if we can not
save yourself, we can still set aside the worldly
things and replace it with God.
Jesus does not like to speak of this judgement.
He is passionately urging us to repent.
Most of us today are gentile Christians.
Entrance to the Kingdom of God is not our birth right.
"the door" on the book of Revelation
Letter to Philadelphia
God has placed for us an open
door that no one can close.
Letter to Laodicea
God will stand at the door and
allow anyone who knock to
eat with him.
The Throne in Heaven
A voice came from an opened
door in heaven telling us to come
up and He will show us what will
happen after this.
Moral: We must repent to enter the Kingdom of
Heaven before it's too late because there will
come a time where the door will be closed.