Review / Introduction:
Judgment is Horrific. (Nahum 2)
- The Battle is going to be horrific. (Nahum 2:1-5)
- The Devastation is going to be horrific. (Nahum 2:6-10)
- The Fall is going to be horrific. (Nahum 2:11-13)
The Truth about Hell
Hell is a Place
Matthew 8:12 - thrown into the outer darkness. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Matthew 10:28 - And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell.
Hell is a Place of Torment...
Revelation 20:15 - And if anyone's name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.
Hell is a Place of Torment of Varying Degrees...
Matthew 11:24 - But I tell you that it will be more tolerable on the day of judgment for the land of Sodom than for you.
Hell is a Place of Torment of Varying Degrees that Lasts Forever...
Matthew 25:46 - these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.
Hell is a Place of Torment of Varying Degrees that Lasts Forever which we all Deserve...
Romans 3:23 – for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God
Hell is a Place of Torment of Varying Degrees that Lasts Forever which we all Deserve but God DOES NOT want us going there.
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Small Group Questions (Whole Group):
Read Nahum 2
Based on cartoons, jokes, and old myths - what are some unbiblical ideas about hell that you have seen / heard?
Why are more and more people, even in the "evangelical church", denying the doctrine of hell, despite what the Bible says?
Paraphrase Nahum 2 in a sentence or two. Why would such a prophecy about Nineveh be preserved for US in God's Word? Why does God want us to know this?
What was your big "take-away" from this message / passage?
Pray for one another!