This weekend I asked if you, my friends, would pray for me. I asked that you would pray because I was going to be preaching on a very difficult subject, the subject of Hell.
Well, I believe you did. Thank you.
Not many people preach about Hell anymore. Aside from the occasional street preacher, few pastors, especially television jet-hoppers, even dare suggest such a place. Most focus on your “best life now,” or ask for multiple “seeds of faith” so they can travel the world and you can reap a “harvest.”
However, I preached about Hell. I preached that Hell is a real, horrible place where those who reject Christ as Saviour will spend eternity in torment. Is that popular? Uh, no! (I could have said “hell no” but that would have been too easy)
Unfortunately, it’s not just the unbelievers who mock the idea, but much of the Christian world now scoffs at the idea of a literal place of torment where the lost will dwell. Even Jesus said it is a real place, so how is that even possible?
But, believe me, preaching on Hell is not easy. It’s depressing, draining, and haunting. That’s why I appreciate those who prayed.
So, for those of you who’d like, I am attaching the audio of the sermon I preached Sunday morning. The title of the message is “Why Hell?”
I really can’t say that I hope you “enjoy” it, but I do hope something in it will challenge you live out your faith with more urgency.
Many people argue over whether or not the rapture will happen any time soon, if at all. They argue over when the “end of the world” will come, if it all. However, whatever you believe about end-time prophecy, Jesus said that it is appointed unto man once to die…the end of this world is coming for all of us, sooner or later.
Are you prepared? Are you ready? Do you need a reason to share your faith with others sooner than later?