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Kept Out of Heaven

Date: September 17, 2017 ()

Bible Text: Matthew 7:21-23 |


Matthew 7:21-23—Kept Out of Heaven

Lesson 1: Even ______________________ __________ won’t get you into heaven (Matt 7:21-22; Rom 10:1-3; 1 John 2:9; Eph 2:8-9).

Lesson 2: The question is: “Does the Lord ________ ______?” (Matt 7:23a cf. Gal 4:9).

Lesson 3: Lack of ____________________ keeps you out of heaven (Matt 7:23b; 2 Tim 2:19).

Lesson 4: ______________ ________________ to see whether you are in the faith (2 Cor 13:5; 1 Pet 1:6-9).

First Five Tests:

  1. Have I experienced godly sorrow that produces repentance?
  2. Has my repentance produced fruit?
  3. Has my faith persevered through trials?
  4. Is my life characterized by obedience?
  5. Do I practice sinning?

Family Worship Guide

Memory Verses: Acts 4:11-12

Day 1: Read Matthew 7:21-23 & discuss: What reveals the ‘sincerity’ of those standing before Christ in verses 21 & 22? Why do you think (ie what is implied in Scripture) people will urgently try to convince Jesus that they are true Christians? What does this reveal about them - that is - what are they counting on as the reason they think they are saved?

Day 2: Read Matthew 7:21-23 & discuss: Are works important? Why? Why not? What other Scripture can you bring to bear on this question? What is salvation based on - works or something else? Whose works do matter in regards to our salvation?

Day 3: Read Matthew 7:21-23 & discuss: What can keep you out of heaven? Why is repentance hard? What does a lack of repentance reveal about a person? In which one of five tests of salvation mentioned at the end of the sermon do you most desire to grow?

Pray for those who lead, feed, and care for the flock, and their families (Col. 4:3, 2 Thess. 3:1): Pastor Scott and Tim Zumstein

Pray for these church members/families (1 Tim. 2:1, Eph. 6:18, Col. 1:9): Kathy Cunningham, Paul & Maddie Cunningham, Robert & Katy Cunningham, Patrick & Shannon Damiano, Jim & Vicki Donald

Pray for “kings” and those in authority (1 Tim. 2:2): Local: Woodland Police ; State:State Rep. Ed Orcutt; Nation: Vice President Mike Pence

Pray for the Gospel to Spread Among All Peoples (Matt. 9:37-38): Those we directly support: India Evangelical Mission (IEM)

An Unreached People Group: Kababish (Muslim, Sudan)

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