Presentation on theme: "What are the parables? A parable is a short tale which Jesus used to make his lessons easy for us."— Presentation transcript:
What are the parables?
A parable is a short tale which Jesus used to make his lessons easy for us
The ten virgins took their lamps and went to the place where the marriage feast would take place They waited outside for the bridegroom to arrive.
Who is the bridegroom?
Why did the parable say that Jesus is a bridegroom?
For I am jealous for you with godly jealousy. For I have betrothed you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ. (2 Corinthians 11:2)
The foolish and the wise virgins waited for the Bridegroom to arrive but He was delayed to the wedding party. So the ten virgins fell asleep while they waited for the Bridegroom.
All of the sudden, there was a cry, Behold the Bridegroom!! Come out to meet Him!.
So all of the virgins quickly woke up and immediately got their lamps ready The foolish virgins looked at their lamps and realized that they were going out!
The five foolish virgins did not bring any oil for their lamps but the five wise ones brought flasks of oil with them.
So they asked the wise virgins, Give us some of your oil for our lamps are going out!
The wise virgins responded and said, Perhaps there will not be enough for us and for you. Go to the store instead and by yourselves some oil.
Unfortunately, while they went to buy the oil, the bridegroom came and all those who were ready went inside with him and… And what?!
The door was shut!!!
The foolish virgins came later and yelled, Lord! Lord! Open for us!
But the bridegroom replied and said, Truly, I say to you, I do not know you.
What does the OIL symbolize?
What is we can learn from the Lords parable? We do not know when the Lord is coming again We should always be prepared because of this We need to keep our spiritual lamps filled with the oil of good works and faith
Behold the bridegroom is coming; go out to meet Him. - Matthew 25:6