Jesus Wasn't Talking About A Town In Michigan by Ken Trivette

JESUS WASN'T TALKING ABOUT A TOWN IN MICHIGAN
Ken Trivette
Luke 16: 19-31

Outline
I. HELL IS AN ACTUAL PLACE
A. There Are The Skeptics Who Deny The Existence Of
Hell
B. There Is The Saviour Who Declared The Existence Of
Hell
II. HELL IS AN AWFUL PLACE
A. A Frightful Place
B. A Fiery Place
C. A Final Place
III. HELL IS AN AVOIDABLE PLACE
A. A Story Of Two People
B. A Story Of Two Places

1. On October 29, 1999, the CBS "Morning Show" went to
Hell. A headline in the Detroit News, November 3, 1999
read, "Businessman Sees Hell as Tourist Site." A
headline in the Chicago Tribune, October 29, 2000
read, "Saints and Sinners Can All Go To Hell." On
January 7, 2001, a headline in the Detroit News read,
"Almost Cold Enough to Freeze Hell." The article read,
"The deep freeze that hit the nation in recent weeks
and buried several states in an unending wave of snow
had one more odd effect: Hell almost froze over."

2. What each of these media sources was referring to
is a small town between Detroit and Lansing, Michigan
called Hell. A small town of just a few hundred
residents, it has capitalized off its name. The
Chamber of Commerce has a billboard visible to
travelers traveling westbound on M-36 suggesting they
go to Hell. The town gets calls throughout the year
from television and newspapers weather reporters to
find out if their town is truly hotter or colder than
Hell.

3. Husbands send alimony checks through the post
office so that they are postmarked in Hell. Many
citizens in southeast Michigan converge on this little
town every April to mail their tax returns so that
they bare the Hell postmark. Each year the town hosts
the "Run Through Hell Marathon" and the "Blessed in
Hell," an annual blessing ceremony for motorcycle
riders and their bikes. There is a popular website
called "Hell2U" where souvenirs and all kinds of
things can be ordered from Hell.

4. One article about the little town r ...


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