Okay, for there is one God and one mediator between God and man, the man Christ Jesus who gave himself a ransom for how many gave himself a ransom for all the, all, all the elect, only the selected ones, only the predestined ones gave himself a ransom for all. Come on. He desires all to be saved. We talked about second Peter, that he’s not willing that any should perish, but that all of a sudden come to repentance. So does God have a will that everyone is saved Mt. Carmel Church?
Yes. Is he getting his way? Hmm. Go to Matthew chapter seven Matthew chapter seven if you’re writing some of this down and I’m not trying to it, I want to be very clear. I’m not trying to create a theology argument. Theology arguments are not fruitful. I’m just trying to create an understanding of what I believe the heart of God is. Because if we don’t understand the heart of God, then we want to understand how he wants to connect with our lives. Look at so God has a will were we understand that he desires all people to be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth, all people to be saved.
He desires all to be saved. He gave us a ransom for all. He’s not willing that any should perish, but all should come to repentance. Are you catching me? Okay, so we got that. Are we clear? You want to say it again? God desires. How many people to be saved all in all for all people to come to knowledge of the truth. So now, not willing that any should perish, but that all should Mt. Carmel Church.
I’m just reading my verse here. Should appears. Let’s go to verse 13 enter by the narrow gate set. Matthew seven verse 13 for enter by the narrow gate for wide is the gate and broad is the way. There’s a way. There’s another way. Broad is the way that leads to destruction and there are mint. Oh, are we reading the Bible together? Okay. You may not have your Bible, but I’ll put it on the screens for you so you have no excuse for not participating in this part of the service.
Does that leads to destruction and there are many who go in by a, wait a minute, he’s not willing that any, but yet there are. See what I did there with that rhyming. He’s not willing that any should perish, but many are. Wait a minute. Wait a minute. I thought if it’s supposed to happen, it’s going to happen Mt. Carmel Church.
Yeah. I thought God’s will always happens. God’s not willing that any should perish, but many are. How can many be perishing if it’s not God’s will for any two that many, many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way. So there’s a way that leads to destruction and there’s another way where there’s a will of God. There’s a way of God. Where’s the will of man? There’s a way of man. What said there’s narrows the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life. And there are few who find it, find it. There’s few who find it. So God’s not willing to any should perish, but many are. And he wants all to come to repentance, but only a few are. Why? Because they’re not finding it because it has to be found. Notice one is broad and easy. One is narrow and difficult Mt. Carmel Church.
God’s not trying to eliminate people from coming. He’s trying to help them find it. And this is what he’s saying when we’re talking about where there’s a will. There’s a way we got to understand that we want to help people find them. Paul said that I might find a way in the will of God.
Do you want to get to heaven? Do you want to spend eternity with Jesus? Well, there’s a way. There is a way, Jesus, the way, the truth and the life, no one comes to the father, but by him attending church, does it get you to heaven Mt. Carmel Church?
I want you to come to church. Please come church, please come to church, but you need to know Jesus. You need to know Jesus as the way I’ve been coming to church a long time and tell you never heard anybody never killed anybody. It’s amazing how we say what we never done that automatically makes us righteous. I’m good. I help people. That’s great, that’s great, but that doesn’t get us to heaven.
Well then gets us to heaven is what Jesus did for us and he says there’s few people that’s finding that way because we want to go the way that is based on ourselves, but there is a way that is not about ourselves by grace, through faith, not of yourselves. It is a gift of God. Whew. He says there’s a way to get to heaven, but, but not many people are finding it Mt. Carmel Church.
The few that are finding it. So now how do we, how do we, how do we help them find it? Go last place. Let’s go to Luke chapter 14 when you walked in this morning, there were a little invite cards in your seat. It wasn’t because your seat was saved, it was saved for you. And I want you to pull that little invite card out. I’ve got one here somewhere. Yep. So invite card and I want you to get ready cause God’s going to speak to you on how are we going to help people find a way. Luke chapter 14 turn there.