A.  Our lesson deals with the topic of hell.

                1.  Not my favorite and I think not your favorite topic.

          B.  Our study isn’t exhaustive, but is intended to remind us of the terribleness of hell. We
                need to avoid hell at whatever sacrifice.

          C.  There might be those who have been thinking about obeying God’s plan of salvation.
                I encourage you to do so today.  2 Thessalonians 1:7-10 (875)

          D.  There might be those who need to repent because they have fallen into a state of
                rebellion against God.  2 Peter 2:20-22 (898-899).  You need to repent today.

     I.  Let’s think about what hell will be like.

         A.  Hell will be a place where the soul as well as the resurrected body will be punished. 
               Matthew 10:28 (711); John 5:27-29 (783)
         B.  In hell there will be condemnation.  Matthew 23:31-33 (724); Matthew 25:30

         C.  Hell will be a place of eternal separation.  2 Thessalonians 1:7-10 (875)

         D.  The occupants of hell will have memory.  Luke 16:24-29 (769).  This
               is hades and the lost people there will go to hell.

         E.  Hell will be the eternal dwelling of the unrighteous.  Revelation 20:11-15 (916)

   II.  We can avoid hell.

         A.  Christ sacrificed Himself for our sins so that we could have eternal life.
               1 Corinthians 15:1-4 (850)

         B.  We have the opportunity to obey God’s plan of salvation.  Mark 16:15-16 (748)


         A.  Invitation