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  • Oil In Your Lamp?

    Contributed by Scott Nichols on Feb 27, 2011
    based on 6 ratings
     | 7,455 views

    In Matthew 25:1-13, Jesus tells the Parable of the Ten Virgins, this message from the text asks the crucial question are we ready for Christ's return?

    The hymn we have just sung asks a pointed question. A question that I fear too often we dismiss in our daily lives. With all the concerns of living in the present moment - with all of the accompanying joys or frustrations - we fail to give much thought to the final moment. That moment when time, as ...read more

  • Triumphant Saints Are Ready For The Bridegroom To Come

    Contributed by Joel Pankow on Nov 12, 2002
    based on 145 ratings
     | 8,148 views

    how to keep oil in your lamp

    November 17, 2002 Matthew 25:1-13 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, ...read more

  • Be Prepared!

    Contributed by Robert Leroe on Feb 12, 2004
    based on 45 ratings
     | 3,973 views

    Boy Scout Sunday sermon How do you keep plenty of oil in your lamp?

    “Be Prepared” -a sermon for Boy Scout Sunday. Matthew 25:1-12 Pastor Bob Leroe, Cliftondale Congregational Church, Saugus, Massachusetts One thing that all Scouts, young and old, never forget is the Boy Scout Motto: "Be prepared." If you’ve ever set up a tent and didn’t tie your lines ...read more

  • Behold, The Bridegroom Cometh

    Contributed by Christopher Benfield on Nov 6, 2016
    based on 2 ratings
     | 9,763 views

    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.

    Behold, the Bridegroom Cometh Matthew 25: 1-13 We have read another of Jesus’ parables. Parables were used of our Lord to communicate a heavenly truth through an earthly illustration. This parable was given to the people of Israel, but there is application and instruction for each of us. ...read more

  • The Parable Of The Ten Virgins

    Contributed by Kenneth Trent on Aug 20, 2006
    based on 56 ratings
     | 11,702 views

    The Parable of the Ten Virgins gives us excellent insight into the condition of many of today’s churches.

    THE PARABLE OF THE TEN VIRGINS 1 "Then the kingdom of heaven shall be likened to ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. 2 "Now five of them were wise, and five were foolish. 3 "Those who were foolish took their lamps and took no oil with them, 4 "but the wise ...read more

  • Has Your Lamp Gone Out?

    Contributed by Chris Smith on Sep 28, 2017
     | 4,210 views

    If we're living in the last days, what's the ONE thing i need to do?

    Has Your Lamp Gone Out? Matthew 25:1-13 NIV “At That Time” What time? Matthew 24 the disciples ask, “what will be the signs of your coming and the end of the age?” These are 2 separate events, His coming and the end. Here are some major biblical events. We are focusing on one end time ...read more

  • Don’t Be A Moron (Like Me) And Miss The Banquet!

    Contributed by Daniel Habben on Nov 14, 2011
     | 1,559 views

    A first-person narrative on the Parable of the Ten Virgins.

    Your pastor thought of giving me a name like Marsha or Morgan but it’s better that you just remember me as “moron” for that is what Jesus called me and that is what I am. Because of my short-sightedness and sloppy preparation I wound up missing a scrumptious wedding banquet. You ...read more

  • The Storyteller - The Parables Of Jesus: The Shut Door

    Contributed by on Aug 27, 2015
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,648 views

    In Jesus’ parable of the wise and foolish virgins, we are challenged to get ready for the second coming of Jesus.

    THE STORYTELLER: THE PARABLES OF JESUS #7: THE SHUT DOOR INTRO TO TOPIC: Can you imagine spending your whole life climbing the stairway to heaven, only to reach the top and find that the door was shut to you? What a tragedy that would be! In today’s parable, we learn how we can make sure ...read more

  • Be Ready - Persevere

    Contributed by Norm Story on May 18, 2001
    based on 215 ratings
     | 18,034 views

    The challenge of faithfully living prepared and ready

    "Be Ready – Persevere for the Long Journey" Psalm 78:1-7 Matthew 25:1-13 When I was a Boy Scout, I remember how the younger scouts struggled and suffered on long hiking-camping trips; because they always seemed to bring so much of the wrong stuff. They’d come loaded down with ...read more

  • Appearances Can Be Deceiving / The Parable Of The 10 Bridesmades

    Contributed by J Jeffrey Smead on Nov 14, 2017
    based on 2 ratings
     | 5,807 views

    The Meaning behind the Parable of the 10 Bridesmaids (Virgins). The Greek word translated foolish is "Moros" from which we have received the politically incorrect description of "Moron".

    A film crew ... was on location ... deep ... in the desert. One day ... an elderly Native American ... who had been watching the filming for several weeks ... went boldly up to the director and said, ... "Tomorrow rain." And sure enough ... The next day ... it rained. A week later, ... ...read more

  • Be Prepared

    Contributed by Christopher Raiford on Nov 17, 2002
    based on 63 ratings
     | 5,940 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

  • Resources At The Ready: Simple Living Series

    Contributed by Greg Buchner on Dec 1, 2003
    based on 36 ratings
     | 2,643 views

    God wants us to focus on just one thing, keeping our spiritual lamps filled until he comes again. While we tend to focus on many things, Jesus siad, "Don’t worry....Seek first the kingdom, then these things will be added..."

    Simple Living – Resources At the Ready 2003 Searching Series Matthew 25:1-13, Matthew 6:25-33 November 30, 2003 Purpose: God wants us to focus on just one thing, keeping our spiritual lamps filled until he comes again. While we tend to focus on many things, Jesus said, “Don’t worry…Seek first ...read more

  • Preparation

    Contributed by James Powell on Dec 30, 2006
    based on 8 ratings
     | 2,238 views

    Preparing for the return of Christ

    August 20, 2006 Mt 25:1 Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom. Mt 25:2 And five of them were wise, and five were foolish. Mt 25:3 They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them: Mt ...read more

  • Behind The Clouds

    Contributed by Joe Rowland on Feb 11, 2005
    based on 7 ratings
     | 1,229 views

    Jesus is coming soon. Are you ready?

    BEHIND THE CLOUDS Mathew 25:1-13 1. Then shall the Kingdom of Heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the Bridegroom. 2. And five were wise and five were foolish. 3. They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them: 4. But the wise ...read more

  • The Midnight Cry

    Contributed by Joe Rowland on Sep 1, 2008
    based on 5 ratings
     | 7,448 views

    I compare this parable to 10 people go to church 5 are ready to meet Jesus and 5 are not. 5 think they are but are fooled when Christ returns for the rapture of the church.

    The Midnight Cry Mathew 25:1:13 1 ¶ Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom. 2 And five of them were wise, and five were foolish. 3 They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them: 4 But ...read more