What Does the Bible Say About Hell?

“God asks no man whether he will accept life. That is not the choice. You must take it. The only choice is how.” (Life Thoughts, Henry Ward Beecher)

In October 2010, I preached a series of sermons entitled, “What Happens After We Die?” Our theme verse for the month was David’s prayer in Psalm 39:4, “O LORD, make me know my end and what is the measure of my days; let me know how fleeting I am!”

“Enter by the narrow gate,” Jesus encouraged.  “For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many” (Matthew 7:13).  What is this “way” that leads to “destruction”?  What can we know about the eternal destiny of those who are condemned by the Lord Jesus on the Day of Judgment?  What did Jesus mean when he promised that the condemned will be told to  “depart”? (Matthew 7:21-23).  Is Hell going to be a real place?  For whom has it been prepared?  How long will it last?  And most importantly, how can we avoid receiving that horrific end as our eternal inheritance?

Other lessons in the “What Happens After We Die?” series of sermons include:

For more interactive outlines and mp3 recordings, be sure to visit the Sermons archive.

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