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Entering God’s Kingdom

July 22

Lesson 8 (KJV)

Entering God’s Kingdom

  • Devotional Reading: Psalm 1
  • Background Scripture: Matthew 7:15-23; Luke 13:22-30
  • Luke 13:22-30

22 And he went through the cities and villages, teaching, and journeying toward Jerusalem.

23 Then said one unto him, Lord, are there few that be saved? And he said unto them,

24 Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.

25 When once the master of the house is risen up, and hath shut to the door, and ye begin to stand without, and to knock at the door, saying, Lord, Lord, open unto us; and he shall answer and say unto you, I know you not whence ye are:

26 Then shall ye begin to say, We have eaten and drunk in thy presence, and thou hast taught in our streets.

27 But he shall say, I tell you, I know you not whence ye are; depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity.

28 There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when ye shall see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God, and you yourselves thrust out.

29 And they shall come from the east, and from the west, and from the north, and from the south, and shall sit down in the kingdom of God.

30 And, behold, there are last which shall be first, and there are first which shall be last.

Key Verse

Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.—Luke 13:24

Lesson Aims

After participating in this lesson, each learner will be able to:

  1. State attitudes and actions to be practiced and avoided.
  2. Explain the position reversal of the first and the last.
  3. Create a written plan to resist a cultural hindrance to inclusion in the kingdom of God.

Lesson Outline


  1. “Getting In” Trouble
  2. Lesson Background
  3. Concern over the Kingdom (Luke 13:22-24)
  4. Question (vv. 22, 23a)
  5. Exhortation (vv. 23b, 24)

Twisty Straits

  1. Citizens of the Kingdom (Luke 13:25-30)
  2. Those on the Outside (vv. 25-28)


  1. Those on the Inside (v. 29)
  2. Concluding Principle (v. 30)


  1. Thinking in Reverse
  2. Prayer
  3. Thought to Remember

Standard Lesson Commentary KJV (2017-2018).

“Suggestions for families are taken from Standardlesson.com,

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God Bless

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