The message is titled, This Could be Heaven or this Could be Hell. In this message, we will talk about the growing rejection in popular culture to what the scriptures teach about Hell. Post-Modern thought says that Hell is fiction and a God who claims to be loving could never create a place like that. From the perspective of human reasoning Hell is outrageous and unreasonable – but looking from God’s perspective, we see how Hell is essential to the story of redemption and how it serves several important functions.
The message was titled, Old Man Take a Look at My Life. John the Baptist preached a message calling the children back to the fathers, and the fathers back to the children. There was a gap or division in the first century, much as there is today. A gap between young and old – rich and poor – Gentile and Jew – men and women. John preached Jesus as the gap closer, and He still is.
Today we are as divided as ever, conflicts and divisions abound. When John preached in the 1st century, his mission was to prepare the way for Christ. So, we see that part of getting ready for the return of Christ is to not only have a right heart with God but also be in right relationship with people.
There is a little secret tucked away in an old Neil Young song called Old Man - I can't wait to share it with you. This message will be an insightful look into our interpersonal relationships giving us one simple truth that will help close the gap and heal division and conflict and help us to see people we disagree with in a different light.