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1 Are You Watching? Lessons From The Parable Of The Ten Virgins Matthew 25:1-13 Lessons From The Parable Of The Ten Virgins Matthew 25:1-13

2 Some Will Be Prepared, Some Unprepared  Made Preparations  Went To Meet The Bridegroom  Slumbered & Slept Wise Virgins Foolish Virgins  Made Preparations  Went To Meet The Bridegroom  Slumbered & Slept

3 Some Will Be Prepared, Some Unprepared  Caught Unexpectedly  Trimmed Lamps  Prepared For Delay Wise Virgins Foolish Virgins  Caught Unexpectedly  Trimmed Lamps  Unprepared For Delay

4 Some Will Be Prepared, Some Unprepared  Count The Cost Are You Watching? Wise Christians Foolish Christians  Do Not Count The Cost Luke 14:28 "For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost, whether he has enough to finish it” Luke 14:28 "For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost, whether he has enough to finish it”

5  Good Ground Wise Christians Foolish Christians  Unprepared Ground Matthew 13:18-23 The Parable of the Sower Matthew 13:18-23 The Parable of the Sower Some Will Be Prepared, Some Unprepared Are You Watching?

6 Matthew 13:23 But he who received seed on the good ground is he who hears the word and understands it, who indeed bears fruit and produces: some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. Contrast with: 1) Wayside 2) Stony places 3) Among the Thorns

7 Some Will Be Prepared, Some Unprepared Are You Watching?  Makes Call & Election Sure Wise Christians Foolish Christians  Near Sighted Unto Blindness 2 Peter 1:5-11

8 2 Peter 1:9-11 For he who lacks these things [Christian graces, cf. vss. 5-6] is shortsighted, even to blindness, and has forgotten that he was cleansed from his old sins. 10 Therefore, brethren, be even more diligent to make your call and election sure, for if you do these things you will never stumble; 11 for so an entrance will be supplied to you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

9 Some Will Be Prepared, Some Unprepared Are You Watching?  Goes On To Perfection Wise Christians Foolish Christians  Needs To Be Taught 1 st Principles Again Hebrews 5:12-6:1

10 Hebrews 5:12 – 6:1 For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the first principles of the oracles of God; and you have come to need milk and not solid food. 13 For everyone who partakes only of milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, for he is a babe. 14 But solid food belongs to those who are of full age, that is, those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil. 6:1 Therefore, leaving the discussion of the elementary principles of Christ, let us go on to perfection, not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God.”

11 Some Will Be Prepared, Some Unprepared Are You Watching?  Looks For & Hastens The Coming Of The Lord Wise Christians Foolish Christians  Willfully Forget The Coming Of The Lord 2 Peter 3:5-12

12 2 Peter 3:5-6, 11 (5-6), For this they willfully forget: that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of water and in the water, 6 by which the world that then existed perished, being flooded with water. (11), Therefore, since all these things will be dissolved, what manner of persons ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness.

13 Some Will Be Prepared, Some Unprepared Are You Watching?  Serve Continually Wise Christians Foolish Christians  Neglect To Serve Matthew 25:34-40, Hunger – Food; Thirst – Drink Naked – Clothing; Sick, Prison - Visit Matthew 25:34-40, Hunger – Food; Thirst – Drink Naked – Clothing; Sick, Prison - Visit

14 Matthew 25:34, 41, 46 (34), Then the King will say to those on His right hand, 'Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. (41), Then He will also say to those on the left hand, 'Depart from Me, you cursed, into the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels. (46), And these will go away into everlasting punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.

15 Are You Watching?  The Bridegroom Is Coming (Revelation 1:7)

16 Revelation 1:7 Behold, He is coming with clouds, and every eye will see Him, even they who pierced Him. And all the tribes of the earth will mourn because of Him. Even so, Amen.

17 Are You Watching?  The Bridegroom Is Coming (Revelation 1:7)  His Coming Is Unexpected (1 Thessalonians 5:1-5)

18 1 Thessalonians 5:1-5 But concerning the times and the seasons, brethren, you have no need that I should write to you. 2 For you yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night. 3 For when they say, "Peace and safety!" then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape. 4 But you, brethren, are not in darkness, so that this Day should overtake you as a thief. 5 You are all sons of light and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of darkness.

19 Are You Watching?  The Bridegroom Is Coming (Revelation 1:7)  His Coming Is Unexpected (1 Thessalonians 5:1-5)  He Will Receive Those Prepared (John 14:1-3)

20 John 14:1-3 Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. 2 "In My Father's house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3 "And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.

21 Are You Watching?  The Bridegroom Is Coming (Revelation 1:7)  His Coming Is Unexpected (1 Thessalonians 5:1-5)  He Will Receive Those Prepared (John 14:1-3)  He Will Refuse Those Unprepared (Matthew 7:21)

22 Matthew 7:21 Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven.

23 Are You Watching?  The Bridegroom Is Coming (Revelation 1:7)  His Coming Is Unexpected (1 Thessalonians 5:1-5)  He Will Receive Those Prepared (John 14:1-3)  He Will Refuse Those Unprepared (Matthew 7:21) You Know Neither The Day Nor The Hour The Son Of Man Is Coming


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