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  • "Keep Awake"

    Contributed by Gerald Roberts on Nov 28, 2017
    based on 1 rating

    Before the day of The Lord appears there will be many disturbances so keep awake, be ready.

    “Keep Awake” 1. The text comes from a response after the disciples Peter, James, John, and Andrew After learning that the temple will be destroyed, they ask, "Tell us, when will this be, and what will be the sign that all these things are about to be accomplished?" (vv. 2-4). more

  • Keep Awake!

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Nov 26, 2011
    based on 1 rating

    First Sunday in Advent, Year B

    Mark 13: 24 – 37 / Keep Awake! Intro: My cousin Leonard and his wife, Wanda live within 20 ft. of a set of railroad tracks. When visiting them one evening for dinner, a train rushed by shaking the whole house. I was ready to lung for cover under the table; but, Leonard and Wanda just more

  • Keep Awake

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Nov 5, 2011

    Sermon on living prepared for the return of Christ Jesus.

    Matthew 25: 1 – 12 / Keep Awake! Intro: At an intersection, the green light changes to yellow; At the theater the house lights flash; At the airport terminal the boarding call comes over the intercom; At a railroad crossing the lights begin to flash; In a small town in the Midwest the more

  • Look Forward, Not Back

    Contributed by Geoffrey Foot on Nov 29, 2017
    based on 1 rating

    Advent is a season when we look forward to the coming of Jesus, both His first coming born in Bethlehem and his second coming in power and great glory - are we ready? 'Be on your guard.' ‘KEEP AWAKE!

    LOOK FORWARD, NOT BACK MK. 13:33-37. Today we start a new Christian year and that is marked in our lectionary by our gospel readings coming from St. Mark. Mark is unusual as it is the only synoptic gospel which does not give an account of the birth of Jesus. But it does speak of when more

  • Prepare To Meet The Lord

    Contributed by William Baeta on Dec 2, 2017

    “Be on guard, keep awake. For you do not know when the time will come”. (Mark 13:33)

    Introduction: Our theme for today’s sermon is “prepare to meet the Lord”. No person goes into an important meeting late and without preparation. The first thing to do is to find out all there is to know about the person and about his personal views and expectations. Our most important more

  • Ready - Or Not? #1 Series

    Contributed by Michael B. Perrott on Nov 26, 2008
    based on 18 ratings

    A SERMON FOR THE FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT Jesus says to keep watch, keep awake - to be ready and prepared. A call to put our spiritual ’house’ in order to welcome him.

    Mark 13:24-37 A TIME OF CELEBRATION IS AT HAND! Yes, a time of celebration is at hand – a new year begins today! “But”, I hear you say, “hang on a sec! It isn’t January 1st, it’s November 30!” Ah, true it is, but just the same, a new year begins today! The Church’s new year, that is. Today more

  • The Little Apocalypse

    Contributed by Christopher Holdsworth on Dec 10, 2013
    based on 4 ratings

    We do not know the day and the hour when Jesus will return, so we also need to keep awake and be watchful. This message is not just for the early disciples, but for us all.

    THE LITTLE APOCALYPSE Mark 13:1-37 I. Mark 13, and its equivalents in Matthew 24 and Luke 21:5-36, is sometimes entitled “the little apocalypse.” This passage is poised between Jesus’ teaching in the Temple (Mark 12), and the account of the Passion (Mark 14-15). The main thrust of the more

  • 1 Advent B

    Contributed by Roger Haugen on Dec 3, 2002
    based on 66 ratings

    Jesus invites us to "Watch, stay awake". As we watch, we are invited to see through the eyes of Jesus. Watching helps us to see the hope in the midst of terror.

    1 Advent B Mark 13:24-37 1 December 2002 Rev. Roger Haugen Elie Wiesel is a Jewish writer whose novels prod the depths of the Holocaust, asking difficult questions of humanity and of God. In Night, a child hangs from a S.S. gallows and the question goes up, “Where is God?” Wiesel writes: more

  • The Light Is Coming! Are You Ready?

    Contributed by Daniel Haas on Nov 25, 2008
    based on 8 ratings

    Can you stand Christ’s Light in your life?

    Mark 13:24-37 THE LIGHT IS COMING! - The Light of Advent - The Light of the World THE LIGHT IS COMING TO ALL PLACES - 27 Then he will send out the angels, and gather his elect from the four winds, from the ends of the earth to the ends of heaven. - We can’t get lost THE LIGHT IS COMING more

  • Words Chiseled In Stone

    Contributed by Russell Brownworth on Nov 30, 2008

    Words chiseled in stone are for remembering. Jesus said I’m coming back - Stay Awake! This message underlines why.

    33Beware, keep alert; for you do not know when the time will come. 34It is like a man going on a journey, when he leaves home and puts his slaves in charge, each with his work, and commands the doorkeeper to be on the watch. 35Therefore, keep awake—for you do not know when the master of the house more

  • Advent I, Year B

    Contributed by Garth Wehrfritz- Hanson on Nov 29, 2002
    based on 45 ratings

    The importance of living each day to its fullest is the best way to meet and prepare for Christ’s coming.

    Sermon for Advent I, Yr B Dec 1, 2002 Based on Mk 13: 24-37 “Making the most of life today” Grace Lutheran Church, Medicine Hat By Pastor Garth Wehrfritz-Hanson As most of you likely know, one of the mottos of the Boy Scouts is: “Be prepared!” The ability to be prepared, to be awake more

  • By My Spirit, Says The Lord

    Contributed by Rick Boyne on Dec 29, 2015

    Anything of significance is accomplished by the Spirit of God; not in your own power.

    By My Spirit, Says the Lord December 13, 2015 Evening Service Immanuel Baptist Church, Wagoner, OK Rick Boyne Message Point: Anything of significance is accomplished by the Spirit of God; not in your own power. Focus Passage: Zechariah 4:6 Supplemental Passage: Some boast in chariots more

  • Don't Sleep While Praying

    Contributed by William R. Nabaza on Jul 19, 2015

    To show that JESUS never wanted us to sleep when talking to Him.

    I. EXORDIUM: Are you sleeping while praying? No. I listened and do what JESUS commanded. Matthew 26:41 Matthew 26:41 All of you must keep awake (give strict attention, be cautious and active) and watch and pray, that you may not come into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the more

  • Thank You Jesus For Saving My Soul!

    Contributed by Jack Warford on Apr 3, 2001
    based on 126 ratings

    Let’s try and feel, hear, and see what Jesus of Nazareth did for us in His last hours.

    Mark 14:53-65 Mark 15:33-41 We will never know how it was for Jesus to suffer the separation from the Father and Holy Spirit. But because of His sacrifice we will be Joint Heirs with Him in Heaven. We who are His disciples can now enter into the Holy of Holies any time we want. We can carry more

  • Advent : Are You Awake ?

    Contributed by Warner Pidgeon on Nov 30, 2008
    based on 4 ratings

    As the season of Advent begins, many people are preparing for Christmas. That’s good, but ...we are primarily being called in this sermon to be alert, to watch, to be awake, preparing for the return of Jesus. So, are YOU awake ?

    I came across a suggested prayer for all preachers this week, and it goes like this: “Lord, fill my mouth with worthwhile stuff and nudge me when I’ve said enough.” Well, here we go! Are you ready? Are you prepared? Put your hands up if you are ready and prepared ... did you get done yesterday more