What hell has that the church needs
What does hell have that the church needs? I heard the answer to this question this morning from our presenter Curtis. As we looked at the parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus in Luke 16:19-31, Curtis pointed out what the rich man did when he realized that there was a great chasm between him and heaven that could not be crossed (26). The rich man asked in verse 27 that someone be sent to his family to warn them, “for I have five brothers—so that he may warn them, lest they also come into this place of torment.”
What does hell have that the church needs?
Compassion for the lost!
As I sat stunned in the room by these words, Curtis then said, “Often, there is more compassion in hell for the lost than there is in the church.”
We had been challenged to make a list of 100 people that we knew. Again Curtis spoke, “The only way to bring relief for your families is for you to share the life-giving and life-transforming good news about Jesus!” What a challenge for me to be persistent and bold in sharing the good new with those I love and care about.