SCRIPTURES REFERENCED: Mark 9:43, Matthew 18:8, Revelation 20:10, Matthew 20:30, Luke 15, Luke 16:13-14, Luke 16:19-21, Luke 16:27-31, Luke 15:7, Luke 15:10, Luke 15:32

NEW CITY CATECHISM: QUESTION #50 | What does Christ’s resurrection mean for us? Christ triumphed over sin and death by being physically resurrected, so that all who trust in him are raised to new life in this world and to everlasting life in the world to come. Just as we will one day be resurrected, so this world will one day be restored. But those who do not trust in Christ will be raised to everlasting death.


All the “great secrets” under the mountains had turned out to be just empty night: there was nothing more to find out, nothing worth doing, only nasty furtive eating and resentfull remembering. He was altogether wretched. He hated the dark, and he hated light more: he hated everything, and the Ring most of all.
— Gandalf, The Lord of the Rings
We must picture Hell as a state where everyone is perpetually concerned about his own dignity and advancement, where everyone has a grievance, and where everyone lives the deadly serious passions of envy, self-importance, and resentment.
— C.S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters
Milton was right,” said my Teacher. “The choice of every lost soul can be expressed in the words ‘Better to reign in Hell than serve in Heaven.’ There is always something they insist on keeping, even at the price of misery. There is always something they prefer to joy – that is, to reality. We see it easily enough in a spoiled child that would sooner miss its play and its supper than to say sorry and be friends.
— C.S. Lewis, The Great Divorce


Children's Choir: Joy to the World and Silent Night

10,000 Reasons

O Holy Night

Come Thou Long Expected Jesus

Amazing Grace