Nothing Else Matters
My text will come from Mark 8 verse 36. For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?
Recently I attended a funeral of a man that as far as anyone knew he was not a Christian. He never went to church, never read a Bible, never had anything to do with Jesus, and didn’t have anything to do with the Lord’s work. From other reports he didn’t seem to have anything to live for which is a sad situation.
He may have been a good worker but nothing else matters if he was not going to Heaven.
He may have been popular with lots of friends but nothing else matters if he did not go to Heaven.
He may have been a good guy but nothing else matters if he wasn’t prepared for eternity.
He may have done a lot of good deeds but nothing else matters if he never was saved.
The lesson to us is clear. If you are not going to heaven when you die…
Nothing else matters.