Sermon Series: The Parables of Jesus

Sermon Title: The Parable of the Ten Virgins

Sermon Text: Matthew 25:1-13

Daily Devotional Guide

While Jesus' story of the ten virgins can seem difficult to understand at first, it's really not that complicated. Christ is returning for his people and you need to make sure that you are part of his people. In this parable, Jesus builds on a common theme we see elsewhere in Scripture - the difference between the wise and the foolish. 

In Proverbs, the wise man fears the Lord. The foolish man walks a pathway to destruction. 

In the Sermon on the Mount, the wise man listens to and obeys the words of Christ and his house withstands the storm. The foolish man does the opposite and is destroyed. 

And in this morning's passage, the wise are prepared. The foolish are not. The wise are welcomed in. The foolish are not. 

As you read and pray this week, ask God to help you to live in full devotion to him, whether Jesus returns tomorrow or 10,000 years from now. 

Monday - Proverbs 1

Tuesday - Proverbs 2

Wednesday - Proverbs 3

Thursday - Proverbs 5

Friday - Proverbs 6

Saturday - Proverbs 8

Sunday - Proverbs 9


Sermon Series: The Parables of Jesus

Sermon Text: Matthew 13:1-23

Sermon Title: The Parable of the Sower

Daily Devotional Guide

Soil plays an important part in a garden. If you throw out seeds in the driveway, you won't be very successful. But if you carefully select, prepare, and maintain your soil, you will have good results. The gardener can work as hard as he wants but if his soil isn't right, it's all for nothing. 

In this week's passage, Jesus compares the human heart to several types of soil. His point is that only those who bear fruit have truly received the gospel. Simply hearing isn't enough nor is it sufficient to start out strong in the faith only to abandon it some time later. A heart with good soil will hear the gospel, obey the gospel, and persevere in the gospel - all by the Spirit's power. 

Monday - 2 Corinthians 4:1-6

Tuesday - John 17

Wednesday - 1 John 2:15-27

Thursday - James 4:1-12

Friday - John 15:1-17

Saturday - John 15:18-27

Sunday - Revelation 3:14-22

Tuesday - Galatians 2

Wednesday - Galatians 3

Thursday - Galatians 4

Friday - Galatians 5

Saturday - Galatians 6

Sunday - Psalm 51