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  • Be Prepared Series

    Contributed by Scott Weber on Mar 23, 2001
    based on 624 ratings
     | 63,372 views

    Second in a series on Matthew 24 & 25. This message focuses on the theme of being prepared for Christ’s return since we do not know when it will be.

    Because Jesus Is Returning . . . "Be Prepared - Matthew 25:1-13" A well known Christian wrote, "the last days are upon us. Weigh carefully the times. Look for Him who is above all time, eternal and invisible." That was not written by a modern prophecy expert. It was written by a man named ...read more

  • Be Prepared Series

    Contributed by David Marks on Oct 7, 2007
    based on 15 ratings
     | 2,018 views

    “Failing to prepare is preparing to fail.” -- John Wooden Have you ever asked, “How am I going to make it in this world?” Or a similar question. We are going to be looking into how we can live in this world over the next couple of weeks. 1 Peter 1:13

    “Failing to prepare is preparing to fail.” -- John Wooden Have you ever asked, “How am I going to make it in this world?” Or a similar question. We are going to be looking into how we can live in this world over the next couple of weeks. 1 Peter 1:13-16, I believe helps us understand more how ...read more

  • Be Prepared! Series

    Contributed by Mayor Gerardo Balmori on Apr 2, 2011
    based on 14 ratings
     | 6,259 views

    As the Lord Jesus Christ prepared to meet the final conflict of his earthly ministry he spoke to his followers about the things that would come in the last days and delivered a similarly clear message: Proposition: I am coming at a time you don’t expec

    Mayor Gerardo Balmori The Salvation Army As the Lord Jesus Christ prepared to meet the final conflict of his earthly ministry he spoke to his followers about the things that would come in the last days and delivered a similarly clear message: Proposition: I am coming at a time you don’t ...read more

  • Preparation Series

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on Dec 2, 2011
    based on 64 ratings
     | 7,290 views

    How do you prepare for death or the Lord’s coming? Paul tell us how to prepare. 1- Rejoice in the Lord 2- Be gentle toward all 3- Trust the Lord in prayer

    INTRO.- Preparation is important in all of life. ILL.- Some guy wrote: “One morning I went out to start car to go to church. Flat tire. Lucky I had a spare. I changed tire quickly and was on my way. I didn’t think to drop spare off to be fixed. I thought, "I’ll get around to it." Within ...read more

  • Preparations Series

    Contributed by Eric Amundson on Dec 17, 2000
    based on 95 ratings
     | 3,328 views

    The "Good" of this news!

    This passage starts with judgment, and it ends with good news. I hate to tell you this – it’s not very Christmas-sy, but good news will always have to have judgment in it. If there is no judgment in the story anywhere, then there is nothing, “good” about it. It is just news. And so as we ...read more

  • Be Prepared

    Contributed by Jerry Flury on Sep 29, 2013
    based on 5 ratings
     | 6,039 views

    His return is certain – it will happen. It is imminent – that is, it could happen at any time. It will be sudden – like a thief in the night. Luke 12:40 tells us that we need always be ready so that His return will not catch us off guard.

    “Be Prepared” Luke 12:35-43 Lord Baden Powel, the founder of scouting gave the Boy Scouts their motto: “Be prepared”. What he was seeking to do was to instill in his scouts a readiness for any emergency. The scout should never be taken by surprise. He is always to be ...read more

  • Prepare Series

    Contributed by Scott Bradford on Feb 12, 2008
    based on 9 ratings
     | 6,869 views

    This is the 1st in a Lenten Series, and deals with ’preparation".

    It was said that Martin Luther King never prepared, but always preached based on what the Holy Spirit gave him to say. One day upon walking in to a large Cathedral to preach for a crowd, he asked God what he was to preach on, the answer came "You should have prepared". John Wooden once said ...read more

  • Be Prepared Series

    Contributed by Michael Stover on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 90 ratings
     | 1,830 views

    Be prepared for Jesus' return.

    Be Prepared! Matthew 25:1-13 I. Preparation (1-4) A. Virgins – All who have been invited to the wedding B. The Wise 1. Lamps 2. Sufficient oil 3. Responsibility to be prepared a. Implies respect for the ...read more

  • Prepared

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Nov 6, 2008
    based on 10 ratings
     | 2,385 views

    It is easier to SAY you are prepared for the return of Christ Jesus than it is to LIVE prepared.

    Matthew 25: 1 – 12 / Prepared! Intro: The story is told of a photographer who was also a skydiver. He jumped from a plane along with several friends and filmed the group as the each dove out of the plane and opened their parachutes. The cameraman jumped out of the plan enjoying himself and was ...read more

  • Be Prepared

    Contributed by Simon Rundell on Aug 11, 2001
    based on 96 ratings
     | 2,761 views

    What to say when you are found sleeping at your desk - Be prepared for the Kingdom of Heaven arriving unexpectedly: preparation through Baptism and the Eucharist.

    Sermon: 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C, Parish Mass with Holy Baptism Text: Luke 12:32-48 +In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. Be Prepared! The motto of the Scouting Movement. It is a motto which would serve us all well this morning, as we should be ...read more

  • Be Prepared!

    Contributed by Andrew Schroer on Aug 27, 2001
    based on 86 ratings
     | 3,413 views

    Death is just around the corner. Jesus could return at any moment. Are you prepared?

    In days gone by, kings and nobles were accustomed to having court jesters, or fools as they were called, to entertain them. Many years ago there lived a king who enjoyed the folly of his court jester. Jokingly the king gave his jester a scepter and told him that if someday he found someone more ...read more

  • Preparations

    Contributed by James May on Dec 7, 2003
    based on 25 ratings
     | 3,582 views

    We are making preparations for the coming of Christmas but are we making preparations for the coming of the Lord?

    PREPARATIONS We are entering a time of the year when the normal hustle and bustle of everyday life is ramped up, or kicked up another notch on the “Rat Race Scale”. People who were already stressed for time suddenly must find more time to do things that they don’t normally do. It’s the ...read more

  • Be Prepared

    Contributed by Christopher Raiford on Nov 17, 2002
    based on 63 ratings
     | 5,884 views

    2nd Sunday in End Time - Saints Triumphant A sermon that encourages us to be prepared for Jesus’ 2nd Coming

    Matthew 25 1-13 “At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish and five were wise. The foolish ones took their lamps but did not take any oil with them. The wise, however, took oil in jars along with ...read more

  • Be Prepared!

    Contributed by Edward Frey on Nov 22, 2002
    based on 57 ratings
     | 2,044 views

    We need faith in our Savior for ourselves if we expect to be ready for his return.

    Just about every house in America goes through a familiar ritual. This ritual takes place every day of the week. Some of you may be very familiar with it. I call it the "Are you ready yet?" ritual. As the time to leave the house draws near parents begin asking the question, "Are you ready yet?” ...read more

  • Preparation Series

    Contributed by Lito Sacatropiz on Jan 14, 2007
    based on 9 ratings
     | 1,636 views

    Preparation

    Text: Luke 12:35-40 Subject: Preparation Theme: Servant’s Preparation for Master’s Return Proposition: All Christians should always be prepared as He comes. T.S.: We need to be well prepared because the time now is near. Introduction: There was a young boy who gave his Father a ...read more