As Jesus concludes His sermon, He begins to give His listeners contrasting pairs - two gates, two ways, two trees, two fruits, two professions, two builders, and two foundations. He presents only two possibilities but preaches only one way! With these pairs, Jesus emphasizes His exclusivity! He alone is the Savior! He commands you to make a choice! And not just to choose, but to choose Him! Believe in Him! Trust Him for your righteousness!
Theme: The only ground for entering the kingdom of heaven is a personal relationship with Christ, evidenced by a transformed heart that trusts Jesus for its righteousness.
If your eternal destiny hangs on this truth, then the enemy will do everything to persuade you otherwise! Therefore: