1. He give us a brief definition of hell as 'the place of eternal conscious punishment for the wicked'. Is this how you thought of hell before you were a Christian? Did the thought of hell play any part in your conversion?
2. He then gives us a brief description of hell on pages 17-20. Do you find it easier or more difficult to think about hell in this way now than you did 5,10, 25, 40 years ago? Why do you think this is?
3. Praying for the dead (page 23) is far more widespread, and even expected, today than it used to be. What would you say to an unbeliever who asks you to pray for their loved one who has just died?
4. "Hell exists for God's glory.....it should not be an embarrassment to us" (page 24). Do you ever feel embarrassed by hell? Why do you think this is? What can you do so that you do not feel embarrassed?
5. "If we lose hell, we will eventually lose the cross" (page 27). Do you find his answer to the difficulty, 'is hell disproportionately severe' helpful?
6. One of the purposes of the Bible's teaching on hell is as a warning. How can we make the warning creditable so that people will take it seriously.