Be ready! Matthew 25:1-13. Pastor Bob Buehler at Marbury Church of God, Sunday November 12 2017. Preaching begins at about 26:15.
25:1 “Then the kingdom of heaven will be like this. Ten bridesmaids took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom.25:2 Five of them were foolish, and five were wise.25:3 When the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them;25:4 but the wise took flasks of oil with their lamps.25:5 As the bridegroom was delayed, all of them became drowsy and slept.25:6 But at midnight there was a shout, ‘Look! Here is the bridegroom! Come out to meet him.’25:7 Then all those bridesmaids got up and trimmed their lamps.25:8 The foolish said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.’25:9 But the wise replied, ‘No! there will not be enough for you and for us; you had better go to the dealers and buy some for yourselves.’25:10 And while they went to buy it, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went with him into the wedding banquet; and the door was shut.25:11 Later the other bridesmaids came also, saying, ‘Lord, lord, open to us.’25:12 But he replied, ‘Truly I tell you, I do not know you.’25:13 Keep awake therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour.