Summary: This sermon reveals what it takes to get to Heaven or go to Hell.
Hell Is For Sissies!
Text: John 3:16-17
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved.
We live in a day and an age when the question has been asked, “What happened to all the REAL men?” It seems that we are a society of “Sissies”, or my favorite term, “Pansies”. No longer do we have real men, except maybe in Texas or something.
In reality we have become a society of Sissies. We are surrounded every day by those who are too afraid to stand up for what’s right and try to influence change. It is even so in the religious world. Feel-good sermons, watered down salvation and touchy-feely services seem to be the trend of the day.
That is why I declare to you that, “Hell is for Sissies!”
Go there if you want, but I’m gonna be a real man and go to Heaven. It takes a real man to go to Heaven.
I. Why Sissies Go To Hell.
Fear of Failure
2 Peter 2:15
Which have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray, following the way of Balaam the son of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness;
I Samuel 15:24
And Saul said unto Samuel, I have sinned: for I have transgressed the commandment of the Lord, and thy words: because I feared the people, and obeyed their voice.
Now therefore, I pray thee, pardon my sin, and turn again with me, that I may worship the Lord.
And Samuel said unto Saul, I will not return with thee: for thou hast rejected the word of the Lord, and the Lord hath rejected thee from being king over Israel.
Fear of Loss
Matthew 19:16-17, 22
And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?
And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.
But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions.
Fear of Change
Ye stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do always resist the Holy Ghost: as your fathers did, so do ye.
II. Changed, but Unchanged.
Behavioral Changes do not Equal Salvation
Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;
Church Attendance does not Equal Salvation
Judas didn’t miss a service
Financial Support does not Equate Salvation
Ananias & Sapphira
Real Change came through a Real Man
For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.
III. Give Me Jesus.
A Man of Truth
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.