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What Hell Has That We Need (5 of 7)
There was a man who left the snow filled streets of Chicago for a vacation in Florida. His wife was on a business trip and was planning to meet him there the next day. When he reached his hotel, he thought he would send his wife a quick e-mail. However, he couldn't find the scrap of paper on which he had written her e-mail address so he tried to type it in from memory. Unfortunately, he missed one letter and mistakenly sent his note to an elderly woman whose husband had passed away the day before. When the grieving widow checked her e-mail, she took one look at the monitor, read the message, let out a tremendous scream and fell to the floor in a dead faint.
Her family rushed into the room and saw this note on the computer screen: Dearest wife, just got checked in. Everything is prepared for your arrival tomorrow. Your loving husband. P.S: It sure is hot down here!
Well, today I have chosen to speak on a "hot" topic. The topic of Hell. Would you believe that hell has certain qualities and certain characteristics that would benefit the modern day church?
I want to speak to you on this subject: What Hell Has That We Need. This story is about two men and how they lived and how they died. One was poor and one was rich. Both men died. The rich man went to hell and the beggar went to heaven.
The rich man didn't go to hell because he was rich, and the beggar didn't go to heaven because he was poor. The rich man went to hell because he had not accepted God's salvation. The poor man went to heaven because he had received, by faith, the gift of eternal life.
We're going to focus on the man who went to hell, what he experienced, what he said, and what we can learn from him.
First of all:
I. WE NEED TO HEAR HELL'S SOLID CONVICTION
Luke 26:23-25 – "And in hell he lifted up his eyes, being in torments, and seeing Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. And he cried, ...
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