It Is Wise To Prepare

Outline By: Brian A. Yeager



I. Introduction:

A. The Lord does not want us to be unwise (Ecclesiastes 7:17 and Ephesians 5:17).

1. Wise people are receptive to the truth (Proverbs 9:8-9).

2. Wise people consider their end (Deuteronomy 32:28-29).

B. Acting foolishly is simply not doing whatŐs right (Jeremiah 4:22).

1. Fools arenŐt receptive to the truth (Proverbs 23:9).

2. Fools ignore the existence of God (Psalms 14:1 and Psalms 53:1).

3. Fouls do not consider their end (Luke 12:16-21).


II. Body: Matthew 25:1-13

A. We must always be watching and ready (Matthew 24:42-51).

1. View our Lord as a Master taking a far journey and coming back with expectations (Mark 13:33-37).

2. WeŐre in the last days (Hebrews 1:1-2) and the end has been at hand for over 1900 years (I Peter 4:7).

3. The Lord will not send a hint of His ETA (I Thessalonians 5:1-10).

B. Being partially prepared will not save you (Proverbs 4:26 and Colossians 1:10).

1. God expects us to do all of His will (Jeremiah 7:23 and Matthew 28:18-20).

2. For those who do not obey all of His will, the coming of our Lord will not be a good day (II Thessalonians 1:7-9 and I Peter 4:16-19).

C. The LordŐs love for you will not save you if youŐre unprepared (Numbers 14:18, Nahum 1:3, and Hebrews 10:30-31).

1. GodŐs love is shown in giving us the way for salvation (I John 4:9, John 14:6, and I Timothy 1:15).

2. GodŐs love is shown in giving us the time to be saved (Romans 2:4 and II Peter 3:7-14).

3. If you want to see the goodness of God, youŐd better continue in His goodness (Romans 11:22).


III. Conclusion: Psalms 37:37-38



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© 2012 This material may not be used for sale or other means to have financial gain.  Use this as a tool for your own studies if such is helpful!   Preachers are welcome to this work, but please do not use my work so that you can be lazy and not do your own studies.  – Brian A. Yeager