1. There is a hell.
2. Men out of Christ Are in danger of it.
3. Unless man is born again he will go there.
The sinner will:
I) His Recognition. Luke 16:23 And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.
A) Recognition of Misery (despair) Psalms 107:17 Fools because of their transgression, and because of their iniquities, are afflicted.
B) Recognition of Mercy (regret) Luke 13:28 There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when ye shall see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God, and you yourselves thrust out.
II) His Reaction. Luke 16:24 And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.
A) Reaction for Compassion. (Mercy) James 4:17 Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.
B) Reaction of Comfort. (Water) Proverbs 14:12 There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.
III) His Recollection. Luke 16:25 But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented.
A) Recollection of the privileged life. Psalms 25:8 Good and upright is the LORD: therefore will he teach sinners in the way. Psalms 25:8 Good and upright is the LORD: therefore will he teach sinners in the way.
B) Reality of the punishing life. Isaiah 13:11 And I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible.
IV) His Realization. Luke 16:26 And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence.
V) His Repentance. Luke 16:27-31 Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father's house: For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment. Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them. And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent. And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.