Don’t Preach Nobody To Hell If You Ain’t Telling them How to Get To Heaven

You ever heard a sermon like this?

“You ain’t doing this…

You ain’t doing that…

You better straighten up…

Let’s have the benediction…”

Ok…you preached that…

You know what…That got problems…

You want to know what are the problems?

1) Ain’t no good news…

Yeah, you have heard me talk about that before…

2) Ain’t no power for living…

I know I ain’t doing right…you gonna tell me something to help me?

3) Ain’t no Jesus… Ain’t no grace…

Where did your preaching leave me?

I was hell bound before the sermon…you told me I’m hell bound…and I go home..hell bound…

OK…Cox…you saying that I can’t tell folks they ain’t doing right?

Nope…you ain’t listening…

How bout you preach something like this…

“You ain’t doing this…

But God has forgiven those of us who stand with God…”

See good news…

“You ain’t doing that…but God has made a way of escape where we don’t have to keep doing that…”

Ahh…you mean I don’t have to be hell bound?

More…

“You ain’t doing this but God has empowered us…God has straitened us up…God has fixed our feet…God has fixed our sight…God has opened the door…God has made it possible…

Oh I feel my help coming…

“God died so now I don’t have to die…Yeah I know I messed up..but God…”

I know I ain’t lived how I should have lived…But God…”

OK…yall done got me to preachin up in here…lol…

In any case…the key that I am giving you today is don’t send nobody to hell in any of your sermons unless you give them the way to heaven…

I need to say that again…

Don’t send nobody to hell and sit down without opening and celebrating the way to heaven…

Yeah…I feel like saying that one more time…

Don’t you dare preach one of God’s children into hell without telling that child how to get to heaven…

That’s what I am talking bout when I say preach good news…

You know why people ain’t always responding to your sermons…maybe just maybe you might be sending them to hell and you ain’t showing the way out…

But when you show them the key to heaven that God gave you to preach…then the folks cannot help but praise…

I know there are times that the people must be admonished…but remember the key…if you preach about your folks doing wrong..always preach about that way that the Jesus made at the cross…

Maranatha…
Brother Sherman

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Sherman Haywood Cox II is the director of Soul Preaching. He holds the M.Div with an emphasis in Homiletics and a M.S. in Computer Science.

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