“Got Questions? — Heaven and Hell”

On July 15, Pastor Katy preaches on Mark 9:43-47 and Matthew 5:10-12

Mark 9:43 “If your hand causes you to stumble, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life maimed than with two hands to go into hell, where the fire never goes out. [44] 45 And if your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life crippled than to have two feet and be thrown into hell. [46] 47 And if your eye causes you to stumble, pluck it out. It is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye than to have two eyes and be thrown into hell, …”

Matthew 5:10 “Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 11 Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. 12 Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.”

Our final installment of the “Got Questions?” sermon series is this Sunday, where we tackle some of your questions about Heaven and Hell. “Will I recognize my loved ones in Heaven?” “Is there such a thing as Hell?” “Do dogs go to heaven?” So many questions, and yet we spend so little time talking about Heaven and Hell in the United Methodist Church. Part of the reason is because we tend to focus on the Kingdom of Heaven instead, but what does the Bible teach us about Heaven and Hell?