3Waiting for the MasterIn the first half of this chapter, Jesus commands His disciples to give up their possessions, their self interest, even their lives, to follow Him...for the things they give up are not life…but He is.
4The Foolishness of Greed Foolish in failing to recognize where his wealth had come from. (Jas. 1:16-17)Foolish in not understanding the purpose of abundance. (Eph. 4:28)Foolish in presuming that he would have time to enjoy his abundance. (Jas. 4:13- 16)Foolish in that he saw his possessions as a basis for ceasing to be productive. (Mt. 25:36)Foolish in the way he defined life. (1Tim. 6:17-19)
5Waiting for the Master A Parable on Readiness (35‑40) Three elements of readiness (35‑36)
6A Ready WatcherDaily Preparation - “let your waists be girded…” 1 Pet. 1:13Daily Maintenance - “and your lamps burning”Daily Responsibility - “and be like men who wait for their master”
7Waiting for the Master A Parable on Readiness (35‑40) Three elements of readiness (35‑36)A promised blessing for those who watch in readiness (37‑38)
8A Promised Blessing Jesus will serve us, even at His second coming. Serving is a privilege and honor. Luke 22:27Leading is a form of serving. 1 Peter 5:1-3; Mark 10:42-45Jesus’ servants will be His “friends.” John 15:14-15
9Waiting for the Master A Parable on Readiness (35‑40) Three elements of readiness (35‑36)A promised blessing for those who watch in readiness (37‑38)A warning about being caught unprepared (39‑40)A Warning About Faithful Stewardship (41‑48)
11Will You Become A Christian? Hear the Gospel (Rom. 10:17)Believe that Jesus is the Son of God (Mk. 16:16)Repent of Your Sins (Acts 17:30)Confess Jesus as Lord (Rom. 10:9-10)Be Baptized for Forgiveness of Sins (Acts 2:38)Live Faithfully until You Die (Rev. 2:10)