Heaven and Hell

Heaven and Hell: what the Bible says and doesn’t say about the afterlife. Join us for this teaching series which will explore concepts and misconceptions about life after death.

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    This Week's Sermon: Gehenna and Heaven

    Pastor Sam Gyorfi | 3/3/2024

    Matthew 5:3-10

    3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit,    

    for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

    4 Blessed are those who mourn,    

    for they will be comforted.

    5 Blessed are the meek,    

    for they will inherit the earth.

    6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,    

    for they will be filled.

    7 Blessed are the merciful,    

    for they will be shown mercy.

    8 Blessed are the pure in heart,    

    for they will see God.

    9 Blessed are the peacemakers,    

    for they will be called children of God.

    10 Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness,    

    for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

    Matthew 23:25-36

    25 “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You clean the outside of the cup and dish, but inside they are full of greed and self-indulgence. 26 Blind Pharisee! First clean the inside of the cup and dish, and then the outside also will be clean.

    27 “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs, which look beautiful on the outside but on the inside are full of the bones of the dead and everything unclean. 28 In the same way, on the outside you appear to people as righteous but on the inside you are full of hypocrisy and wickedness.

    29 “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You build tombs for the prophets and decorate the graves of the righteous. 30 And you say, ‘If we had lived in the days of our ancestors, we would not have taken part with them in shedding the blood of the prophets.’ 31 So you testify against yourselves that you are the descendants of those who murdered the prophets. 32 Go ahead, then, and complete what your ancestors started!

    33 “You snakes! You brood of vipers! How will you escape being condemned to hell? 34 Therefore I am sending you prophets and sages and teachers. Some of them you will kill and crucify; others you will flog in your synagogues and pursue from town to town. 35 And so upon you will come all the righteous blood that has been shed on earth, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zechariah son of Berekiah, whom you murdered between the temple and the altar. 36 Truly I tell you, all this will come on this generation.

    Themes: We will talk about Jesus teaching on Hell and Heaven and how we understand it further. Last week we talked about the NT perspective on Sheol and a Jewish understanding, this week we will talk about new teachings Jesus gives and how we can think about Heaven, and not just heaven at the end of life, but heaven and earth.

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    What the Bible says (and doesn’t say) about the afterlife.

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