When punters are called into a game, it is usually an emergency. The outcome of the game will likely be determined by how well the punter does what he is meant to do. Therefore, the stakes are high for punters: those who consistently do well will celebrate with the rest of the team; those who do not will lose their place on the team. The same is true for those who follow Jesus, who are meant to serve as His witnesses in an attitude of readiness for His return.
This is the concluding section of a message on being ready for Jesus’ return. In Jesus’ parable about being ready (Luke 12:36 – 48), He said, those whose actions demonstrated their readiness, who were doing what He assigned us to do would be really glad. He concluded His parable by talking about how devastating it would be for those who were not ready:
If you haven’t already listened to the first two parts, you can hear them here: )