One of the hassles of selling your home is that you have to keep that place ready for folks to come to see it, for them to come at any time of day without much notice. It’s stressful to stay ready for an inspection at all times. But Jesus tells His followers to be ready for His return, which will come when we least expect it. You have probably spotted a crucial distinction: the difference between getting ready to look perfect in an artificial way and being ready because that is how you naturally live. The first kind of readiness is stressful; the second is not.
But what does it mean to be ready? Jesus told a parable about what it means, recorded in the 12th chapter of Luke, starting at verse 35. Let’s take a close look at what that parable means and consider how it applies to our lives today, once again by means of a recorded message. If you have been following these blog posts you know I’m experimenting with this format. I really appreciate your feedback on what works and what does not. This week, I’m going to break the message up into three sections but post them separately, on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. (That is, if Jesus hasn’t come back before Friday!)
What does it mean to be ready? Let’s begin with a mindset of readiness, something NFL punters know a lot about:
Next time we’ll talk about turning the mindset of readiness into action.
I like the idea of splitting your talk up into smaller sections.