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The Coronavirus, Youth Ministry and Evangelism

3.  Jesus set us free from the fear of death.

“Only in this way could he set free all who have lived their lives as slaves to the fear of dying.” Hebrews 2:15

Because death has been conquered, those of us who have put our faith in Jesus need not fear death. When we die we fly…into the presence of God. As 2 Corinthians 5:8 reminds us, “to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord.” KJV

When a believer dies he/she is immediately escorted into the presence of Jesus. This is our final and best move. Death triggers a heavenly party and we are the guest of honor. So believers need not fear death.

Unbelievers should fear though…and we should fear for them. Those who die without Christ spend an eternity in hell. According to 2 Thessalonians 1:8,9, “He will punish those who do not know God and do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus. They will be punished with everlasting destruction and shut out from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his might.

Christians need not fear death but we must fear for what death in hell will do to everyone who has not yet put their faith in Jesus. Hell should light a fire underneath us and our teenagers when it comes to evangelism.

What about trashing your talk for this Sunday or next Wednesday and talk about life and death? If you’d like you could kickoff the conversation with the Coronavirus and then lead them to the three power points in Hebrews 2:14,15.

And be sure to have them download the Life in 6 Words app so that they can share the hope of true life, eternal life, with all of their friends.

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