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Four Foolish Ways to Try to Get to Heaven

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100 Days of Preaching the Gospel #35 | with Daniel Whyte III

TEXT -- Matthew 25:1-12

In our passage today, Jesus Christ uses a traditional Jewish wedding feast to depict the kingdom of Heaven and show us that just as five of the virgins were not prepared to go into the marriage feast, there will be some people who will not go to Heaven. Many people who think they are going to Heaven are going to be severely disappointed. All of the ten virgins who went out to meet the bridegroom thought they were ready but only five were really ready. The other five, whom the Bible calls foolish virgins, were shut out of the feast.

It would be very sad if you were to get shut out of Heaven. So, today, allow me to share with you four foolish ways to try to get to Heaven and then the one true way that is guaranteed to get you to Heaven.

1. It is foolish to try to get to Heaven through good works.
2. It is foolish to try to get to Heaven by living a good life.
3. It is foolish to try to get to Heaven by church membership and religious rituals.
4. It is foolish to try to get to Heaven by depending on somebody else.

+ Plus, listen to Kathryn Scott singing "Heaven is Our Home" and Deitrick Haddon singing "Sinner's Prayer"

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