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ďARE YOU READY" 
Matt. 25:1-13 

Introduction: 

1. Failure to be ready is often tragic  2. Unprepared nations of Europe when Hitler struck  3. Jews not ready for advent of Jesus  4. Foolish virgins missed a wedding; wise ones went in because "they were ready." I. FOR WHAT SHOULD WE BE READY?  1. To give an answer. 1 Pet. 3:15; Psalms 45:1  2. To suffer with Christ. Acts 21:13; 1 Pet. 4:16; Mk. 14:38; Matt. 20:22; 2 Tim. 1:12  3. To be offered. 2 Tim. 4:7, 8; Acts 21:13  4. To forgive all who trespass against us. Mat. 6:14, 15; Psalms 86:5; Matt. 18:21, 22  5. To do good works. 1 Tim. 6:18; Tit. 3:1; Ro. 1:15  6. To meet Jesus. Matt. 24:44; 2 Thess. 1:7-9  7. To be judged. I Pet. 4:17; 2 Cor. 5:10; Rom. 14:12 II. THE SINNER MUST BE READY  1. To give up the world, Satan and sin  2. To accept the Lord Jesus Christ. Heb. 4:7  3. To obey the gospel. Mk. 16:15, 16 III. OBSERVATIONS AND CONCLUSIONS  1. Ten virgins had same opportunities  2. All expected the bridegroom  3. None knew exactly when he would come  4. Half were wise-got ready, stayed ready  5. Half of them were only "half ready."  6. Bridegrooms came as expected  7. All the virgins arose. All trimmed lamps  8. Foolish ones sought oil. No second chance!  9. They who were ready went in Sermon Outline by Thomas Winter Butterfield 
 



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