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Why Study the Subject of Hell? (1 of 4)
INTRODUCTION: Today, one of the first things I saw when I woke up was:
So after that an interview with a witness to the Istanbul terrorist attacks who said, ''it was like hell''
Hell seems to be a word that we use frequently in our culture. But not in the measured, sober, scriptural sense. We treated as a toy word that we can redefine and apply as needed.
In this study I hope to remind us of what it actually meant.
TEXT: Matthew 10:28 (ESV)
28 And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell.
Jesus knew exactly how his disciples would indeed be killed, as a matter of fact he knew the manner of their deaths.
Some would be sawed in half
Some would be covered with tar, ran through with a stake and set afire
Some would be tied with molten chains
Others would have holes drilled in their head, then molten lead would be poured into the open holes.
And speaking to such a death that they would most certainly face Jesus said, 28''Do not fear those who kill the body but are unable to kill the soul;
Jesus said, ''Men the death you are facing at the hands of the Romans and the Jews, that death will be a picnic in comparison to Hell.
INTRODUCTION: Tonight we are going to begin a study of the Biblical Doctrine of a Place called Hell. Tonight we are answering the question - why on earth, would you do a series on Hell?
In a day where preachers are encouraged to address the ''felt needs'' of the people - rarely do people FEEL they need to know more about hell. But I have come to find that often it's not the Pastor's job to answer the questions people are asking, but rather to answer those they ought to be asking. As such - you ought to be concerned about Hell.
95 million humans die every year.
3 people die every second and enter heaven or hell forever.
11,000 humans will enter hel ...
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