BE READY FOR THE BRIDEGROOM – 02/02/2020
(EWOC sermon by Jackie Holness – Feb. 2, 2020)
THE TEN VIRGINS
Matthew 25:1-6 (NKJV)
25 “Then the kingdom of heaven shall be likened to ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. 2 Now five of them were wise, and five were foolish. 3 Those who were foolish took their lamps and took no oil with them, 4 but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. 5 But while the bridegroom was delayed, they all slumbered and slept.
6 “And at midnight a cry was heard: ‘Behold, the bridegroom is coming; go out to meet him!’
WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU ARE READY
Mark 13:15 (NKJV)
15 Let him who is on the housetop not go down into the house, nor enter to take anything out of his house.
- BE VIGILANT
1 Peter 5:8 (NKJV)
8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.
THE RETURN OF THE BRIDEGROOM
Matthew 25:10 (NKJV)
10 And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the wedding; and the door was shut.
Matthew 24:31 (NKJV)
31 And He will send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 (NKJV)
16 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord.
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