Summary: This message takes a blunt look at the realities that Hebrews 9:27 expresses.

A Sobering Reminder of Life and Eternity

Hebrews 9:27-28


• There is the reality of life

1. The joys of life

2. The trials of life

• There is the reality of the end of life

1. Life is limited

“Man born of woman is of a few days…” Job 14:1

“For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away” – James 4:14b

2. Life’s limit is determined by God

“Since his days are determined, the number of his months is with you, You have appointed his limits so that he cannot pass” – Job 14:5

E- ternity

• The two destinations of eternity

1. The broad gate that leads to destruction (Matthew 7:13)

2. The narrow gate that leads to life (Matthew 7:14)

• The two descriptions of eternity

1. Hell is described as:

a. A place of darkness (Matt. 22:13)

b. A place of eternal grief (Matt. 22:13)

c. A place eternal torment (Matt. 22:13)

2. Heaven is described as:

a. A place of indescribable beauty (Rev. 21:9-21)

b. A place free of death, grief, pain (Rev. 21:4)

c. A place of worship

S- in

• Sin is our enemy

1. The enemy of our mortal life

2. The enemy of our eternal soul (Romans 6:23)

• Sin is a defeated enemy

1. Because of the blood of Christ (Hebrews 10:12)

2. Because of trust in Christ (John 1:12)

T- ime

• You may need to trust Christ while there is time

“We then as workers together with Him also plead with you not to receive the grace of God in vain…..Behold now is the accepted time, behold now is the day of salvation.” – II Cor. 6:1-2

• You may need to repent of sin while there is time

• You should forgive and seek forgiveness while there is time

1. Seek forgiveness from others

2. Seek forgiveness of others

3. See forgiveness from God