The Risk of Stumbling into Hell (Mark 9:43-50)
Scripture: Mark 9:43–9:50
In Mark 9:43-50 we see Jesus warning His disciples about stumbling into hell because of sin. Jesus assures His disciples and us that suffering loss for the sake of having eternal life is more than worth the pain that we experience here and now. The disciples' attention was directed toward their status that they had with one another which demonstrated that their focus was not on Christ's kingdom but on the things of this world. This longing for the world is what leads to sin and idolatry. Jesus uses vivid language here to warn about the final destiny of those who are characterized by lusts of the flesh.