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Not Everyone Who Says to Me, “Lord, Lord,” Shall Enter the Kingdom of Heaven

March 15, 2021

Not everyone who says to Me, "Lord, Lord," shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, "Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?" And then I will declare to them, "I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!" (Matthew 7:21-23). Although rejected by the world and unpopular in the church, Jesus clearly taught that "few" people are going to heaven, and "many" people are going to hell. What can we learn from Jesus' important words in Matthew 7:13-14 and 21-23, and what can we do to make sure we don't hear the terrifying words from the Lord, "Depart from Me, I never knew you!"

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Not everyone who says to Me, "Lord, Lord," shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, "Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?" And then I will declare to them, "I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!" (Matthew 7:21-23). Jesus taught that "few" people are going to heaven, and "many" people are going to hell (Matthew 7:13-14, 21-23).

Table of Contents* Lessons for Not Everyone Who Says to Me, "Lord, Lord," Shall Enter the Kingdom of Heaven * Tests to Determine Whether We Will Hear, "Depart from Me I never knew you."* Discussion Questions for Not Everyone Who Says to Me, "Lord, Lord," Shall Enter the Kingdom of Heaven * Sermon Notes for Not Everyone Who Says to Me, "Lord, Lord," Shall Enter the Kingdom of Heaven* Lesson 1: even spectacular works won’t get you into heaven.* Lesson 2: the question is, “Does the Lord know you?”* Lesson 3: lack of repentance keeps you out of heaven.* Lesson 4: examine yourself to see whether you are in the faith.* Test 1 – Have I experienced godly sorrow that produces repentance?* Test 2 – Has my repentance produced fruit?* Test 3 – Has my faith persevered through trials?* Test 4 – Is my life characterized by obedience?* Test 5 – Do I practice sinning?* Test 6 – Do I have a spiritual hunger and thirst?

Lessons for Not Everyone Who Says to Me, "Lord, Lord," Shall Enter the Kingdom 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 (Mat...