#Intangible#Watching#Waiting#Working

Written by cycleguy on November 8th, 2019

I had totally intended on giving you a report of our prayer time this past Sunday but life happened. Some good; some not so good. But I will do that at the beginning of next week. For now, I’d like to just give you a heads up about Sunday’s sermon.

Almost every decade some false prophet comes along who claims to have figured out precisely when the Lord will return. The JW cult was founded on that premise, and even though their leader was wrong multiple times, it still thrives. (GAG!) Back in 1988 a book became popular with the title 88 Reason Why Jesus Will Return in 1988. Methinks he may have been wrong.

I find it fascinating that not even Jesus knew when He would return. What He was concerned with was preparing His followers until He did return. My sermon this Sunday morning will be three parables Jesus told to do just that. Here are the three parables with my emphasis.

  1. Two Servants (Expectant Watching) Scripture is Matthew 24:45-51
  2. Ten Virgins (Patient Waiting) Scripture is Matthew 25:1-13
  3. Three Stewards (Diligent Working) Scripture is Matthew 25:14-30

Of course, as you probably know each of these will stand on their own so my thoughts will be capsulized. I’m focusing on this month’s theme: Servants. So each of the parables will look at what or how a servant is to be. There  is one word which makes its way through all three of these parables: faithfulness. All three exhort us to be ready.

I’m excited about continuing this series on Servants and using these three well-known parables. Your prayers would be greatly appreciated. It has been a long and tiring week of ministry. I always need God’s Spirit when I preach.  This Sunday is an extra dose. I know He is sufficient. Thanks.

 

8 Comments so far ↓

  1. You will most certainly have my prayers, Bill! Blessings!

  2. Ed says:

    I do need to read/research more on the three stewards. I know my sister is always stressing that one in that we should be out there evangelizing. I agree with her somewhat, but when we start stressing that it’s all about evangelizing, or whatever else I think that we miss the mark. Time will tell. 🙂

    • cycleguy says:

      I think she is missing the greater point of faithfulness with what we have been given. A talent in that day is not what we know as a talent. We are simply called to faithfulness.

  3. floyd says:

    It staggers the mind when people that know the Bible well enough to know that even Christ didn’t know the Second coming think they’ve got it dialed in.

    Can you say narcissist?

    Praying for you, brother.

  4. Linda Stoll says:

    Servants.

    Faithful ones.

    I want to be one of those.

    Keep leading, keep preaching, friend.

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