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  • The Preparation Series

    Contributed by Dave Collins on Nov 27, 2000
    based on 95 ratings
     | 1,708 views

    This sermon will be preached about John the Baptist and how he prepared the way for the Lord; we must now go out and preach the good news.

    Scripture Reading- Intro: John the Baptist, both family and follower of Jesus, but also the one that prepared the way for him to come. I. The Writings Anchor verse: Mark 1:2-3 It is written in Isaiah the prophet: "I will send my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way" --"a ...read more

  • Be Prepared Series

    Contributed by Michael Stover on Oct 19, 2000
    based on 90 ratings
     | 1,748 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

  • Preparations Series

    Contributed by Eric Amundson on Dec 18, 2000
    based on 95 ratings
     | 3,243 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 Series

    Contributed by Scott Weber on Mar 26, 2001
    based on 624 ratings
     | 62,776 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

    Contributed by Simon Rundell on Aug 13, 2001
    based on 96 ratings
     | 2,691 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 28, 2001
    based on 86 ratings
     | 3,288 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

  • Be Prepared!

    Contributed by Edward Frey on Nov 22, 2002
    based on 57 ratings
     | 1,957 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

  • Be Prepared

    Contributed by Christopher Raiford on Nov 17, 2002
    based on 63 ratings
     | 5,492 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

  • Preparations

    Contributed by James May on Dec 8, 2003
    based on 25 ratings
     | 3,436 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 Robert Leroe on Feb 13, 2004
    based on 45 ratings
     | 3,642 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

  • Preparations Series

    Contributed by Wesley Bishop on Mar 18, 2004
    based on 13 ratings
     | 1,732 views

    This is an Advent sermon.

    Intro: Preparations for Christmas: decorations, shopping, food, company, travel, programs, parties, etc., etc. Read Luke 3:1-6. John the Baptist prepared the way for Jesus’ ministry. Misconceptions about the Messiah’s first coming. Thought to be political and military. Reality it was ...read more

  • Preparation

    Contributed by Lou Nicholes on Nov 15, 2004
    based on 13 ratings
     | 1,447 views

    Jesus rides into the city on the donkey.

    THOUGHTS ABOUT THE PASSAGE: “President Nixon once told about talking to Winston Churchill’s son; he told him how much he admired the prime minister’s great ability at giving “extemporaneous” speeches. Churchill’s son replied, “Oh, yes. I’ve watched my father work for hours preparing those ...read more

  • Preparation Series

    Contributed by Lito Sacatropiz on Jan 15, 2007
    based on 9 ratings
     | 1,555 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

  • Preparation

    Contributed by James Powell on Dec 31, 2006
    based on 8 ratings
     | 2,052 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

  • Be Prepared Series

    Contributed by David Marks on Oct 8, 2007
    based on 15 ratings
     | 1,887 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