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Sin, Hell and the Love of God

Dear CrossPointe,

The seriousness of sin and the utter torment of an eternity in hell—Mark 9:42-50 is an example of why we make a habit of preaching through books of the Bible. Otherwise, I’d be prone to skip over difficult passages like this. But the truths we’ll think about Sunday are very important if we are going to be biblical Christians.

John Piper says, “When the heart no longer feels the truth of hell, the gospel passes from good news to just news. The intensity of joy is blunted and the heart-spring of love is dried up.” I think he’s right. Take some time to read the text slowly and repeatedly before Sunday. And pray for me if you would. These are difficult truths to speak about and I need your prayers.

Grace and peace,