Monday, November 07 2016
While I was at the gym this morning, I listened to preaching. This is not unusual for me. I often listen to preaching because I want to use that time effectively for my spiritual life and my physical body. On my phone, I have an app for Revival Radio. When I began to listen to the sermon being preached, I recognized it immediately. It is a sermon entitled Trophies in Hell by Pastor TG McNeeley. My connection with Pastor McNeeley is non-existent. I have never met him, but when I was growing up in the 1980's the sermon he preached on Trophies in Hell was spoken of quite often. It has only been in the last few years that I have listened to the sermon.
As Christians, we love to hear sermons of about grace, mercy and the love of God. These topics are essential and bring hope. As a pastor, I want to preach the hope of Jesus Christ, but we first must understand that we are all sinners. We must hear sermons that are convicting. There are scriptures in the Bible that explain the responsibility of the man of God. Ezekiel wrote:
Ezekiel 33:6-9 KJV
 But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman's hand.
 So thou, O son of man, I have set thee a watchman unto the house of Israel; therefore thou shalt hear the word at my mouth, and warn them from me.
 When I say unto the wicked, O wicked man , thou shalt surely die; if thou dost not speak to warn the wicked from his way, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand.
 Nevertheless, if thou warn the wicked of his way to turn from it; if he do not turn from his way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul.
This scripture places great responsibility upon the leadership of the church to sound the warning of the enemy. This includes preaching about the cost of discipleship (the "hard stuff" about living for God) and hell.
Pastor McNeeley's sermon is such a sermon. It is a warning from the watchman to the church. It may have been preached many years ago, but it is essential for every Christian to grasp this powerful Word of God. Please pray that God would speak to you through this sermon and click on the video here. (it is on Youtube, but it is only the audio of the sermon).