In the Name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Ghost.
God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through Our Lord Jesus Christ.” That is what the Parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins is all about. God wants all to be saved. He didn’t create us so that half of us would go to hell and half go to heaven. But we know that sin changed it all. Sin meant that some would perish eternally, that they would reject the free salvation offered them as a gift by Christ Jesus. But because God did not appoint us for wrath, He warns us. He tells us that He is coming soon, but unexpectedly. Just like the thieves don’t call with an appointment reminder like the doctor’s office, so will it be when Jesus returns. We know He will come, just not when. This means that we, as Christians, should all be like kids on a car ride: “Are we there yet?!” We should be watching with eager expectation for Jesus to return on the clouds, wondering if each sign will be the one with which He will come.
Sermons from Mount Olive
Mount Olive follows the historic one-year lectionary (series of readings).