Sheol and Hades

What did Jesus do during those three days and three nights in Hades? What is the difference between Sheol, Hades and Hell? Is there a difference? Pastor Mike provides an outline and two messages below about what Jesus did during those three days.

How Jesus Changed Sheol/Hades Forever! (Luke 16:22-26)

Michael O'Brien, August 5, 2012
Part of the Luke series, preached at a Sunday Morning service


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Luke 16:22-26

22 The poor man died and was carried by the angels to Abraham's side. The rich man also died and was buried, 23 and in Hades, being in torment, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham far off and Lazarus at his side. 24 And he called out, ‘Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus to dip the end of his finger in water and cool my tongue, for I am in anguish in this flame.’ 25 But Abraham said, ‘Child, remember that you in your lifetime received your good things, and Lazarus in like manner bad things; but now he is comforted here, and you are in anguish. 26 And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been fixed, in order that those who would pass from here to you may not be able, and none may cross from there to us.’ (ESV)

Christology - Part 5 ()

Michael O'Brien, August 17, 2016
Part of the Theology and Lifeology series, preached at a Wednesday Night service




1. Sheol 65 Place for the dead
2. Hades 10 Synonymous with sheol
3. Abandon 7 Speaks of “bad” part of sheol
4. Pit 23 Speaks of “bad” part of sheol
5. Abyss 9 Speaks of “bad” part of sheol for fallen angels
6. Tartarus 1 Speaks of “bad” part of sheol for angels involved in Genesis 6
7. Hell Same as Hades, only unbelievers
8. Gehenna 12 (All NT) Appears to be used synonymously with Lake of Fire
9. Lake of Fire 4 (All Revelation) Same as Gehenna, eternal place of torment for unbelievers, fallen angels, and Satan
10. Abraham’s Bosom 1 (Luke 16) Good part of sheol or Hades, only OT believers
11. Paradise 3 (All NT) Same as Abraham’s Bosom prior to Christ death, then synonymous with heaven
12. Heaven (the third) 39 For believers only, elect angels
13. New Jerusalem 3 Synonymous with Heaven


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