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Sermon Outline, March 11, 2018, “The Cautionary Heart”

The Cautionary Heart

 

Luke 16:19-31

 

Prepare for the Entrance to Eternity!

Death Respects No One.

~ Hebrews 9:27           And inasmuch as it is appointed for men to die once and after this comes judgment,

 

Death provides a Transition.

~ Ecclesiastes 12:7      then the dust will return to the earth as it was, and the spirit will return to God who gave it.

 

Death ends all Opportunities.

~ Hebrews 9:27           And inasmuch as it is appointed for men to die once and after this comes judgment,

 

 

Prepare to Avoid Hell!

Hell realizes God’s Wrath.

~ James 4:17   Therefore, to one who knows the right thing to do and does not do it, to him it is sin.

 

Hell realizes God’s Punishment.

~ Matthew 25:41         “Then He will also say to those on His left, ‘Depart from Me, accursed ones, into the eternal fire which has been prepared for the devil and his angels;

 

~ Mark 9:44    where their worm does not die, and the fire is not quenched.

 

~ Matthew 8:12           but the sons of the kingdom will be cast out into the outer darkness; in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”

 

~ Revelation 14:11      And the smoke of their torment goes up forever and ever; they have no rest day and night, those who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name.”

 

~ Revelation 21:8        But for the cowardly and unbelieving and abominable and murderers and immoral persons and sorcerers and idolaters and all liars, their part will be in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.”

 

Hell realizes Separation.

~ Matthew 25:41         “Then He will also say to those on His left, ‘Depart from Me, accursed ones, into the eternal fire which has been prepared for the devil and his angels;

 

Hell realizes Regrets.

~ Mark 8:36    For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world, and forfeit his soul?

 

Hell realizes Finality.

~ Matthew 8:12           but the sons of the kingdom will be cast out into the outer darkness; in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”

 

~ Mark 9:44    where their worm does not die, and the fire is not quenched.

 

Hell realizes Eternity.

~ Matthew 25:41         “Then He will also say to those on His left, ‘Depart from Me, accursed ones, into the eternal fire which has been prepared for the devil and his angels;

 

~ Matthew 25:46         These will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”

 

~ Mark 9:44    where their worm does not die, and the fire is not quenched.

 

~ Revelation 14:11      And the smoke of their torment goes up forever and ever; they have no rest day and night, those who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name.”

 

Hell realizes Sorrow.

~ Matthew 8:12           but the sons of the kingdom will be cast out into the outer darkness; in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”

 

 

Prepare to Enjoy Heaven!

Heaven consists of Faithful Christians.

~ Revelation 2:10        Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to cast some of you into prison, so that you will be tested, and you will have tribulation for ten days.  Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life.

 

Heaven consists of Comfort.

~ Revelation 21:4         and He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away.”

 

Heaven consists of Joy.

~ I Corinthians 2:9       but just as it is written, “Things which eye has not seen and ear has not heard, and which have not entered the heart of man, all that God has prepared for those who love Him.”

 

Heaven consists of Fellowship.

~ Revelation 21:3        And I heard a loud voice from the throne, saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is among men, and He will dwell among them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself will be among them,

 

Heaven consists of Eternity.

~ Matthew 25:46         These will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”

 

Heaven consists of Rest.

~ Revelation 14:13      And I heard a voice from heaven, saying, “Write, ‘Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on!’” “Yes,” says the Spirit, “so that they may rest from their labors, for their deeds follow with them.”

 

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