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  • The Parable Of The 10 Virgins/Bridesmaids Series

    Contributed by Bobby Stults on Sep 16, 2008
    based on 13 ratings
     | 15,441 views

    Jesus is coming back and we are called to be prepared for that return? Those who are not prepared face a finality of judgment that no one wants to face!

    Sermon Brief Date Written: September 16, 2008 Date Preached: September 17, 2008 Where Preached: OPBC (Wed PM) Sermon Details: Sermon Series: A Study of the Parables Sermon Title: The Parable of the 10 Virgins Sermon Text: Matt 25:1-13 (NKJV) 1 “Then the kingdom of heaven shall ...read more

  • The Seasoned Joker

    Contributed by Sean Smuts on Jan 18, 2004
    based on 19 ratings
     | 1,897 views

    A Funeral Sermon

    The Seasoned Joker Friends, we are gathered here to honor the memory of our departed friend and family member, Gary Elzey. We have come not to mourn his death, but to celebrate his life. And indeed there are many things to celebrate. There are many stories we could tell about Gary; he was a ...read more

  • The Cry At Midnight (The Meaning Behind The Parable Of The 10 Bridesmaids)

    Contributed by J Jeffrey Smead on Jun 4, 2018
    based on 812 ratings
     | 104,231 views

    Jesus is the returning bridegroom who will arrive triumphantly at the end of the age. Beloved , blessed are those whose lamps are faithfully kept burning as they watch and wait for his appearance. Be Ready for "The Cry at Midnight." (Redone Nov 2017)

    For those not familiar with an Anglican Service; there are four Scripture Readings before the Sermon. The Scripture Readings for this day were: Joshua:24:1-25; Psalm 78:1-7; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 and Matthew 25:1-13. A film crew was on location deep in the desert. One day an old Indian went up ...read more

  • Watching Or Waiting?

    Contributed by Betty Johnson on Sep 22, 2008
    based on 7 ratings
     | 4,764 views

    A sermon on our preparedness for Jesus’ return from the story of the ten bridesmaids.

    Waiting or Watching? Matthew 24:36-25:13 A black American Baptist preacher from Richmond was attending a Baptist convention in Mississippi. A Mississippi preacher, began to read the scripture lesson for the morning session. He read, “Now the Kingdom of Heaven is likened unto ten ...read more

  • The Ten Virgins

    Contributed by John Williams Iii on Nov 8, 2002
    based on 163 ratings
     | 10,342 views

    Matthew 25:1-13 is a parable about two groups of maidens or virgins---the prepared and the unprepared.

    THE TEN VIRGINS Text: Matthew 25:1-13 "Although Douglas MacArthur graduated from West Point at the top of his class, he continued to prepare himself for service to his country. He studied every military textbook he could get his hands on. He visited battlefields and personally reviewed ...read more

  • We Should Always Be Ready

    Contributed by Ronald Harbaugh on Nov 6, 2008
    based on 19 ratings
     | 6,707 views

    A sermon for the 26th Sunday after Pentecost, proper 27 - Matthew’s story of the Ten Bridesmaids.

    26th Sunday after Pentecost [Pr. 27], November 9, 2008, “Series A” Grace be unto you and peace, from God our Father and from our Lord, Jesus Christ. Amen. Let us pray: Dear Heavenly Father, through our baptism into Christ’s death and resurrection, you have claimed as your sons and daughters, ...read more

  • The Parable Of The Ten Virgins

    Contributed by Kenneth Trent on Jan 28, 2008
    based on 86 ratings
     | 66,587 views

    Matthew 25:13 tells us the reason for this parable. "Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour.

    THE PARABLE OF THE TEN VIRGINS "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." Matthew 25:1-2 (NIV) Throughout the Christian era ...read more

  • The Wise & The Foolish

    Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on Aug 8, 2005
    based on 384 ratings
     | 64,835 views

    The parable of the ten bridesmaids tells us: 1. You must be spiritually prepared. 2. No one can do it for you. 3. There is a day called "Too Late."

    In April, 1988 the evening news reported on a photographer who was also a skydiver. He had jumped from a plane along with several other skydivers and filmed the group as they individually dove out of the plane and opened their parachutes. As the video was being shown of each member of the crew ...read more

  • Are You Prepared For Jesus' Return?

    Contributed by Warner Pidgeon on Nov 11, 2005
    based on 16 ratings
     | 4,102 views

    A short sermon which asks whether we are prepared for the return of Jesus. Are we like the 5 virgins (bridesmaids) who had plenty of oil, or like the 5 who were not prepared?

    As Jesus told this parable he was already well into a lengthy explanation of events surrounding his second coming (Matthew chapter 24). He spoke this before his death and resurrection, but it concerns his second coming. Jesus has said (Matthew 24: 14) that “this gospel of the kingdom will be ...read more

  • Were You Ready?

    Contributed by Robert Higgins on Aug 26, 2006
     | 1,029 views

    When the big blackout hit, were you ready? Are you ready for God’s next move?

    Were you Ready? I was going to preach a different sermon today, but the events of the recent blackout combined with an experience I had during it, led me to change my topic for this Sunday. As it is, it will also permit me to do a lot more research on the topic I had originally planned. I ...read more

  • Then The Bridegroom Cometh

    Contributed by Ed Wood on Jul 11, 2008
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,505 views

    A message on the return of Christ.

    THEN THE BRIDEGROOM COMETH Matthew 25:1-13 INTRO: We are living in the last days of our earth. Are we to be like these bridesmaids who weren’t ready for the bridegroom to come? Jesus is using this ...read more

  • The Parable Of The Ten Virgins - A Picture Of The Second Coming

    Contributed by Joseph Wallis on Jan 28, 2002
    based on 248 ratings
     | 22,345 views

    A message from God to us on His Coming and our responsibility which is evangelistic in nature.

    THE PARABLE OF THE TEN VIRGINS - A PICTURE OF THE 2ND COMING TEXT - Matt. 24:37 - 25:13 INTRO. - The Second Coming of Christ is the next event on the calendar of God. One out of 25 verses in the whole Bible is about the Second Coming. when Jesus was here on earth he promised that at the ...read more

  • How High Is Your Si: Spiritual Intelligence?

    Contributed by Scott Carmer on Nov 11, 2005
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,859 views

    Our spiritual intelligence is seen in the ways in which we are ready at all times for the coming of Jesus, whether that be tomorrow or a hundred years from now.

    How High is Your SI: Spiritual Intelligence? November 6, 2005 Matthew 25:1-13 I probably don’t have to tell you this, but sometimes people are not all that bright. There is a company out in Arizona called “Guns for Hire” which works with movie studios to produce western gunfights. One day a ...read more

  • Ready

    Contributed by David Atton on Nov 3, 2008
    based on 6 ratings
     | 10,721 views

    A message of the soon coming of the LORD for his church, in reference to the parable of the 10 virgins.

    READY? Matthew 25:1-13 - I know some of you found it difficult to fully understand the message last Sunday of the 70 weeks of Daniel - if you don’t grasp anymore than this: understand this prophecy in Daniel tells us clearly that there will come a final 7 year period upon the earth in which ...read more

  • The Coming King

    Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on Dec 4, 2002
    based on 62 ratings
     | 4,485 views

    This parable of Jesus tells us to: 1. Be Alert. 2. Be Prepared. 3. Be Filled.

    I can still remember the excitement and confusion in the 1980’s which surrounded the publication of a booklet by Edgar Whisenant, a former NASA engineer, entitled 88 Reasons Why the Rapture Will Be in 1988. He sent his book out free to people all over the United States. There must have been ...read more