The Parable of the Ten Virgins by Marvin D. Patterson

The Parable of the Ten Virgins
Marvin Patterson
Matthew 25:1-13

HUMOR: Two little boys stood behind the church door as a newly married couple was leaving the church. One boy said to the other, "Do you want to see me scare 'em real good?" The other boy replied, "Yea, do it!"

The first little boy emerged from behind the door, and ran to the groom with his arms outstretched. "Daddy!" he cried. "Daddy, it so good to see you!" (1)

HUMOR: A healthy, well-to-do man in his fifties was moving into a new condominium. He had parked his Mercedes out front and was taking items from the car into his new home. He noticed an older lady who also lived there, watching him with unusual interest as he came in and out. After several hours of this, the man walked over to her and said, "I see you have been watching me all morning. Is there something wrong?"

Not at all, she explained, you just look very much like my fourth husband. "Really," he said, "how many times have you been married?" "Well," she replied, looking at his Rolex, "Only three."

Introduction:

We are still in the sermon that Jesus preached on His Second Coming to this earth. He has given us the signs of His coming, and the birth pains that indicate that the coming is imminent in chapter 24. Now we see that Jesus goes into great detail to stress the importance of being ready for the return of Christ! There are only two kinds of people in the world today, and they are the saints and the ain'ts. If you have been saved by the grace of God, you are a saint of the Lord. And if you have not been saved, then you are not a child of God, but are headed for future judgment. The Lord wants to stress to us that we must be ready at all times, for no one knows the day or the hour in which He will return.

As we have studied over the past couple of weeks, there are many indications that the Lord could come back today! There have been many who have claimed to be Christ, and were not, even in our day. There ...


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