Why Hell?

You Prayed

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.

I Preached

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.

The Sermon

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?

Then listen.



Filed under Life/Death, Preaching, salvation

8 responses to “Why Hell?

  1. The Isaiah 53:5 Project

    I haven’t listened to this yet but I’m going to. Although difficult, Hell is something we need to talk about.

    • I preached for nearly an hour, but I could have gone much longer. There’s so much I didn’t say, but people these days can only sit so long and endure so much. I’m just thankful for God’s grace! I’m thankful for a hope! I just wish I could have seen more of a visible response. Had it been preached in a place with more lost people, well, maybe.

  2. I’m with James. I will be listening to this. Thanks for the gumption to say it.

  3. It is true that Hell is real – even though people shy away from acknowledging its reality. Thanks for speaking up.

  4. Garrett R.

    Not too long ago, I preached on the Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus. I understand what you are saying and I agree, we have to shepherd the flock in ALL biblical truth.

  5. Was thinking about you Sunday morning. Responses from your flock??

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