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  • Preparing To Be Prepared

    Contributed by Anthony Zibolski on Dec 18, 2008
    based on 3 ratings
     | 3,040 views

    Advent message.We must be prepared and ready for the Christmas season. It takes determination and excercising our faith.

    Preparing to be prepared Luke 1:1-25 Disclaimer: This was prepared from resources from sermon central and private study. Introduction- It’s official Thanksgiving and Black Friday are behind us. It is officially the Christmas season. Let the ...read more

  • Be Prepared

    Contributed by Craig Condon on Nov 27, 2015
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,647 views

    We are called to be faithful to God and obey him. Being faithful is the meaning of waiting for the Lord to come. There will be no second chances when Christ returns.

    It’s not hard to tell that we are getting closer to the end of the church year. In fact, three weeks from today we will be celebrating the First Sunday in Advent. The Gospel readings for these last few weeks of the Season of Pentecost talk about what God’s judgement will be like. They ...read more

  • Be Prepared Series

    Contributed by Scott Weber on Mar 23, 2001
    based on 624 ratings
     | 64,517 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
     | 2,441 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 15 ratings
     | 7,244 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
     | 7,993 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

  • Be Prepared

    Contributed by Christopher Raiford on Nov 17, 2002
    based on 64 ratings
     | 6,871 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
     | 2,388 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
     | 1,908 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 30, 2006
    based on 8 ratings
     | 2,593 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

  • Prepare Series

    Contributed by Scott Bradford on Feb 12, 2008
    based on 9 ratings
     | 7,510 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

  • Prepared

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Nov 6, 2008
    based on 10 ratings
     | 2,671 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

  • Preparations

    Contributed by James May on Dec 7, 2003
    based on 25 ratings
     | 4,203 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 Jerry Flury on Sep 29, 2013
    based on 5 ratings
     | 6,563 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

  • Be Prepared Series

    Contributed by Michael Stover on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 90 ratings
     | 2,154 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