Date: November 12, 2000

Series: The Parables of Jesus

Speaker: Steve Hixon

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Hell is Real
The Parable of Dives and Lazarus
Luke 16:19-31

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Abraham replied, `Son, remember that in your lifetime you received your good things, while Lazarus received bad things, but now he is comforted here and you are in agony. And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been fixed, so that those who want to go from here to you cannot, nor can anyone cross over from there to us.'
"He answered, `Then I beg you, father, send Lazarus to my father's house, for I have five brothers. Let him warn them, so that they will not also come to this place of torment.'
"Abraham replied, `They have Moses and the Prophets; let them listen to them.'
"No, father Abraham,' he said, `but if someone from the dead goes to them, they will repent.'
"He said to him, `If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.'"
“The point of this story is that you and I are the five brothers who are left behind.”

Ray Stedman

Background: Luke 16:13,14

Two frequent reactions:


Do you know?

“Dives” is Latin for ____________ .

Lazarus went to heaven because he was poor.TF

After we die, we can still choose to change our eternal destination .TF

Supernatural signs are very effective in persuading people who don’t already believe the Bible.TF

Actually, Jesus did have a friend who rose from the dead; his name was ___________ . How did the religious leaders respond to him?

Did you read Ray Stedman’s quote at the top of this column? If it’s true, where do you stand with God?

Jesus said, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies...
Do you believe this?"

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