The other day my neighbor said to me, “It’s hotter than Hell.”  I know what he was trying to say, and it has certainly been very hot the past few weeks, but he’s wrong.

    Hell is hotter!

    Hell is dark, in Jude 1:13 It is described as a place of utter darkness.

    Hell is a place of weeping and gnashing of teeth. Matthew 8:12

    “… while the sons of the kingdom will be thrown into the outer darkness. In that place, there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”

    Hell is hot.

    “And they will go out and look on the dead bodies of those who rebelled against me; the worms that eat them will not die, the fire that burns them will not be quenched, and they will be loathsome to all mankind” (Isaiah 66:24).

    “Blazing furnace” (Matthew 13:42; Matthew 13:50)

    “Fire of hell” (Matthew 5:22; Matthew 18:9)

    “Eternal fire” (Matthew 18:8; Matthew 25:41)

    “Unquenchable fire” (Mark 9:43; Mark 9:48)

    I’m beyond grateful that my eternal home is secure.  By God’s grace, my faith in the completed work of Jesus Christ on the cross has made me acceptable in the sight of God for an eternal home in heaven where He has prepared a place for me.  If you’ve accepted Christ, the same is true for you!  Hallelujah!

    However, that doesn’t mean I’m not concerned with Hell.  I am.  I’m concerned that so many people that I know and love will miss heaven and go to…makes me sad to even write it!

    The very thought should motivate us to evangelism!  Sharing the Good News, the Gospel of Jesus Christ should be a priority for every believer!  Love requires it!  And obedience demands it!

    “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:19-20)

    But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses  in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” (Acts 1:8)

    Let this reminder cause us to refocus on what is most important, sharing the gospel!  That’s our calling as disciples and that is our calling as a church.

    That’s how we show love to a lost world.

    God bless, Pastor Rob 



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