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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Expressway to Hell or a Highway to Heaven

The Expressway To Hell or the Highway to Heaven.

"Go in through the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the road is spacious that leads to destruction, and many people are entering by it. How narrow is the gate and how constricted is the road that leads to life, and few are the people who find it!"
(Matthew 7:13-14)

There are two routs to travelling from Hornsby on the upper North Shore of Sydney to Newcastle. One is the F3 Expressway and the other is the old Pacific Hwy.

Our journey in life keen take many directions either being married or not, different career courses etc. But there are only two ultimate destinations we all will end up in, and that is the choice of accepting Jesus invitation of Him becoming our Lord and Saviour or not.

So you can either take route that most people take and that is the expressway which looks easy, because you just turn onto it, set ones cruse control at the required speed and off you go without a care in the world, with only oneself to worry about and not single thought about the ultimate destination, HELL!

Where if you turn onto the old highway, which is narrow, winding with lots of witch-backs. Hence this road is far more demanding in which one has to work at driving instead of using the cruse control you have to change down gears, brake into corners and accelerate out of them, thus you have think and concentrate on what you are doing and making decisions the whole trip of what you are doing and where you are going.

Jesus never said life was meant to be easy, in fact He said this: I have told you this so that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have trouble, but be courageous-I have overcome the world!"
(John 16:33). I personal enjoy driving along the old highway, I find the rout challenging and exciting, as it is living a life in Christ that is an adventure, that is truly an abundant life, not dull and boring. Now I am rejoicing in my sufferings for you and completing in my flesh whatever remains of Christ's sufferings on behalf of his body, which is the church. I became its servant according to God's commission that was given to me for you, so that I might fulfill the ministry of the word of God. This secret was hidden throughout the ages and generations but has now been revealed to his saints, to whom God wanted to make known the glorious riches of this secret among the gentiles-which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.
(Colossians 1:24-27)

So don’t follow the crowd or the world to hell, turn off the expressway and onto the highway to heaven.

Trevor Hibbs
Abundant Life Church Blayney

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