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Matthew 25 - NIV

The Parable of the Ten Virgins

1 “At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom.

2 Five of them were foolish and five were wise.

3 The foolish ones took their lamps but did not take any oil with them.

4 The wise ones, however, took oil in jars along with their lamps.

5 The bridegroom was a long time in coming, and they all became drowsy and fell asleep.

6 “At midnight the cry rang out: ‘Here’s the bridegroom! Come out to meet him!’

7 “Then all the virgins woke up and trimmed their lamps.

8 The foolish ones said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil; our lamps are going out.’

9 “‘No,’ they replied, ‘there may not be enough for both us and you. Instead, go to those who sell oil and buy some for yourselves.’

10 “But while they were on their way to buy the oil, the bridegroom arrived. The virgins who were ready went in with him to the wedding banquet. And the door was shut.

11 “Later the others also came. ‘Lord, Lord,’ they said, ‘open the door for us!’

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Kerry Haynes avatar
A Wake-up Call
Shared by: Kerry Haynes on Nov, 2016
Summary: (Appropriate for Watchnight or New Year's Eve service as well.) As Christians we live in the certainty that Jesus is coming again. It could be today, tomorrow, or any moment. We need to wake up, clean up, and grow up.
Don't Wait Too Late
Shared by: GARY ELLER on Nov, 2016
Summary: Don't put off salvation and living for Jesus
Scripture: Matthew 25:1-13
Denomination: *other
Views: 29
Christopher Benfield avatar
Behold, the Bridegroom Cometh
Shared by: Christopher Benfield on Nov, 2016
Summary: Jesus reveals a parable of the Ten Virgins - each having their own lamp, but only five had oil in their lamps. When the call sounded to meet the Bridegroom, only five were ready. We must have oil in our lamps when the call is sounded to meet the Lord.
Leighton (Lee) Vary avatar
Ten Virgins
Shared by: Leighton (Lee) Vary on Jun, 2016
Summary: The parable of the Ten Virgins. Jesus describes the end of the age
Craig Condon avatar
Be Prepared
Shared by: Craig Condon on Nov, 2015
Summary: We are called to be faithful to God and obey him. Being faithful is the meaning of waiting for the Lord to come. There will be no second chances when Christ returns.
Byron Perrine avatar
A Sermon for the First Week of "Extended Advent"
Shared by: Byron Perrine on Nov, 2015
Summary: Incorporates and adapts “The Parable of the Ten Virgins...", a sermon by Joseph Wallis, to whom credit is hereby acknowledged. The intent of my adaptation is to promote an "Extended Season of Advent" focusing on preparing for the Second Coming of our Lord
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Matthew 25:1-15
Denomination: Methodist
Views: 2,213
Anthony Zibolski avatar
The fate of the unprepared
Shared by: Anthony Zibolski on Sep, 2015
Summary: Jesus Christ tells us He is returning and it is our responsibility to be ready for His coming. procrastination will destroy your spiritual life and there are some things that cannot be borrowed at the last minute.
Scripture: Matthew 25:1-13
Denomination: Nazarene
Views: 516
Ajai Prakash avatar
Kingdom of Heaven (Part 9)
Shared by: Ajai Prakash on Aug, 2015
Summary: Are you ready to meet your Lord of lords and King of kings? If you aren’t, will you be challenged today to pursue to get right and ready to meet your Savior, Lord and King whenever He turns up?
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Matthew 25:1-13
Views: 322
Chris Jordan avatar
The Storyteller - The Parables of Jesus: The Shut Door
Shared by: Chris Jordan on Aug, 2015
Summary: In Jesus’ parable of the wise and foolish virgins, we are challenged to get ready for the second coming of Jesus.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Matthew 25:1-13
Denomination: Foursquare
Views: 447
Mark Aarssen avatar
A Wedding Invitation
Shared by: Mark Aarssen on Aug, 2015
Summary: Our Heavenly Father wants to invite you and me to a wedding. It is not a regular invitation and it is no ordinary wedding. The flight is paid for and the destination is Heaven. The reception is to take place on earth.
Pastor/Revivalist Terry Sisney avatar
Ready or not here I Come
Shared by: Pastor/Revivalist Terry Sisney on Jul, 2015
Summary: My Favorite childhood game has always been) Hide and go Seek, When I Knew I Was in my best hiding place I Loved to hear thoseWords: Ready or not here I Come. One day Very Soon The trumpet of God is going to Sound and Ready or Not Jesus Is COMING.
based on 10 ratings
Scripture: Matthew 25:1-13
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 13,463
Mark Opperman avatar
The Gift of Limitations
Shared by: Mark Opperman on May, 2015
Summary: In light of the fact that we only have so much to give, I’d like to attempt to bestow a Mother’s Day gift today- the gift of limitations. God can do everything, but you and I cannot! So, here's permission to set some limits and boundaries in your life.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Matthew 25:1-13
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 643
bala samson avatar
Flasks of oil!
Shared by: bala samson on Mar, 2015
Summary: Alas, at the last minute the foolish ones ran out of stock and thus they missed the bridegroom and the marriage feast, and the door was shut!
Kevin Ruffcorn avatar
Kingdom Preparedn ess
Shared by: Kevin Ruffcorn on Mar, 2015
Summary: Jesus never seems to come as fast as we want him to. We must be prepared to wait
Series: Lent
Derrick Tuper avatar
Married To Jesus (part two)
Shared by: Derrick Tuper on Jan, 2015
Summary: In the bible the relationship between God and his people is often referred to as a marriage where God is the bridegroom and we are his bride. Today we’ll look at what we should be doing while we wait for our Bridegroom’s return.
Judith Hand avatar
Wanted Dead or Alive
Shared by: Judith Hand on Jan, 2015
Summary: A Parable of Preparedness
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Matthew 25:1-13
Denomination: Methodist
Views: 327
Shawn miller avatar
The Midnight Cry
Shared by: Shawn miller on Jan, 2015
Summary: The Parable of the ten virgins - by focusing on 3 symbols, a Wedding, foolish virgins, and the wise virgins leading up to a lesson to be watching for Christ's return and ready once He does.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Matthew 25:1-13
Views: 1,089
Wade M. Hughes, Sr avatar
Shared by: Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Dec, 2014
Summary: God's plan is that we be spiritually ready and prepared, but there is a slumber and sleep that tries to grip the heart of believers... BEWARE OF THE SPIRIT OF SLEEP!
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Matthew 25:10-14
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 1,191
Davon Huss avatar
One Second Coming
Shared by: Davon Huss on Nov, 2014
Summary: What will Jesus' Second Coming be like? (Material adapted from David Vaughn Elliott's book, Nobody Left Behind, Chapter 19, pgs. 304-316)
Clair Sauer avatar
Living in the Kingdom Now!
Shared by: Clair Sauer on Nov, 2014
Summary: The life of a faithful disciple is not about making a profession of faith and then waiting for the good life after death. We have to make the "good life" now, as we live in God's Kingdom everyday!
Gerald Roberts avatar
"What it takes t be ready for the Parousia"
Shared by: Gerald Roberts on Nov, 2014
Summary: The sermon shares the necessity of being prepared by waiting, by walking with the Holy Spirit, by willingness, and if we do these we will have no worries.
Scripture: Matthew 25:1-13
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 210
William Baeta avatar
Prepare for the day of the Lord
Shared by: William Baeta on Nov, 2014
Summary: “Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour”. (Matthew 25:13)
Christopher Holdsworth avatar
A Call to Active Watchfulness
Shared by: Christopher Holdsworth on Sep, 2014
Summary: Are we really ready to meet Him?
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: Matthew 25:1-13
Views: 2,236
Pat Damiani avatar
Running on Empty
Shared by: Pat Damiani on Aug, 2014
Summary: Fifth in this series. The Parable of the Ten Virgins shows that I cannot live on someone else's oil.
Scripture: Matthew 25:1-13
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,205
James Reginald Levert avatar
Ready or not He’s coming back.
Shared by: James Reginald Levert on Aug, 2014
Summary: Sermon on being ready for the returned of Christ. no time to rest
Scripture: Matthew 25:1-13
Denomination: Methodist
Views: 788
Kayode Omotoso avatar
Shared by: Kayode Omotoso on Jul, 2014
Summary: Most of us are too spiritual to think of eventualities in our planning thereby neglect taking precautions. The foolish five couldn’t go with the Groom because they refused to take precaution even when they saw others did. Wisdom is the principal thing!
Nelson Emeonu avatar
Shared by: Nelson Emeonu on Jul, 2014
Summary: Life is a lesson. There is no way to know where we are now unless we record what had happened where we are. One of the problems of man is that he fails to learn lessons from history. In life, there are always things to remember.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Matthew 25:6
Denomination: Anglican
Views: 1,636
Charles R. Peck avatar
Ten Virgins
Shared by: Charles R. Peck on Mar, 2014
Summary: This message is about professing Christians and the real church.
Scripture: Matthew 25:1-6
Denomination: *other
Views: 1,841
Martin Holland avatar
The Parable of the ten virgins
Shared by: Martin Holland on Feb, 2014
Summary: In this parable of the ten virgins Jesus speaks concerning the coming kingdom for the Jews, but there also are some practical truths for us all.
Scripture: Matthew 25:1-13
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 413
Gordon McCulloch avatar
The Five Foolish Virgins weren’t ready to meet their maker, are you?
Shared by: Gordon McCulloch on Jan, 2014
Summary: We are used to living our lives according to deadlines, but are you prepared to meet the mother of all deadlines that Jesus describes in the Gospel here for us today; the parable of the wise and foolish virgins? Read on, and be surprised.