In today’s climate of turmoil and uncertainty, threatening and incapacitating feelings run rampant. Yet the God who created your emotions has also given you everything you need to navigate them. The Bible paints relatable and resonant portraits of women and men struggling with grief, anger, guilt, and despair—and provides divine wisdom for transforming your emotional trials into spiritual triumphs.
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Scriptures: Matthew 5:22, 28-30, 24:41, 25:30, Ezekiel 33:11, 2 Peter 3:9, Hebrews 10:29, Ecclesiastes 7:20
Of the 1,850 verses in the New Testament that record the words of Jesus, thirteen percent of them deal with the subject of hell and judgment. Jesus talked more about hell than any other topic. Hell is a place of unspeakable, incomparable anguish and sorrow. It is a place of emotional anguish. Jesus said in Matthew 13:42, "And [God] will throw them into the furnace of fire; in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth." In this message, Dr. Merritt unpacks the reality of hell, and what it means for us.
"Hell is a place of ultimate loneliness, because you not only miss any presence of God as you know it now, you don't even experience the presence of friends. It is called a place of darkness, because in hell there is complete isolation." --Dr. Merritt
Keywords: hell, devil, punishment, grace, saved, eternal, cross, separation, Christ, New Testament
Pastors Edge provides Bible preachers and teachers with ready-to-use resources and materials based on the preaching of Dr. James Merritt, Senior Pastor at Cross Pointe Church in Duluth, GA and host of the international broadcast ministry Touching Lives.