October 19, 2022In Sermons

We have started a new sermon series titled FINAL DESTINATION. Everyone has one final destination; either Hell or Heaven. Today we start with the final destination – Hell.

Hell is a real place and sadly it will be many people’s final destination. Matthew 7:13-14 says,Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it.  But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.”

It’s important to talk about Hell because Jesus talked about hell more than he talked about Heaven. When we minimise the truth about Hell, we belittle God’s mercy.

What will hell be like? Matthew 13:36-42 shows us the below

  • There will be weeping and lashing, a furnace of fire.
  • It is a place of sorrow, intense pain and darkness as it says in Matthew 8:12, “ But the subjects of the kingdom will be thrown outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”
  • There will be no common grace, friends, joy, pleasure and the goodness of God.
  • It will be a place where there will be consciousness (Luke 16:23-24). We will be conscious of our mistakes, our past, our regret.
  • It is a place of permanent unquenchable fire (Mark 9:43-48).

How long will hell last? Hell will last for eternity as it says in Matthew 25:46, “Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.” and Revelations 20:10, “And the devil, who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of burning sulphur, where the beast and the false prophet had been thrown. They will be tormented day and night for ever and ever.”

It is important to know Hell was never  prepared for humans but for the devil and his angels. Humans do not have to go to hell. If we accept the free gift of salvation through Jesus Christ, God’s only son who died for our sins, we do not have to go to Hell. God through Jesus Christ made a way for us to escape the flames of Hell. God honours our choices, what will your choice be today?