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Are You Ready? (Luke 12:35-48) - 3/3/24

INTRO

  • The best way to conquer hypocrisy, covetousness, and worry is to live like we are ready for the Lord’s return.

  • Ready for the Lord’s return is not… fixated on end times prophecy, predictions, and etc.

  • What does ready look like?

  • Waiting/Watchful and Faithful.

The Waiting and Watching Servant– vv. 35-40

v. 35 – Stay dressed and ready for action and keep your lamps burning

  • Ready for action. Prepared. Anticipating

  • Lamps full.

  • Attitude and Effort

The Ready – vv. 35-38

  • Jewish wedding night. Servants waiting for their master to return.

  • House in order.

  • Life’s mission. Focus

  • Joyful and expectant

  • Eager to please. A cheerful server.

Master receives and serves.

  • JESUS. His life, death, burial, resurrection, RECIEVES US AT HIS RETURN.

  • All that Christ has done given us now (Salvation), but still awaiting in Heaven!

The Not Ready– v. 39

  • Unprepared. Careless

  • The thief comes in.

  • NOT PREPARED FOR THE TASK AT HAND

  • Possessions stolen

The Charge. Your must BE READY – v. 40

  • Salvation and Sanctification

  • Command. Serious. No middle ground.

The Faithful Servant – vv. 41-48


The Ready – vv. 41-22

  • Wise manager

  • Set with responsibility (ambassador for Christ)

  • Serving, Encouraging, Pouring into others.

  • Jesus to Peter.  Feed my sheep

  • BLESSED AT THE MASTERS RETURN

The not ready – vv. 45-48

  • Unwise manger

  • Establishes his own rules. Rejecting the words of the master.

  • I will do what I want to do

  • JUDGEMENT WHEN THE MASTER RETURNS

v. 48b – Everyone to whom much is given, of him much will be required, and from him to whom they entrusted much, they will demand more.

  • These words would have been striking to Peter and the disciples.

  • They should also convict our hearts… considering all that we have from the Lord

The What Now

  • The Lord is coming,

  • He is coming for His waiting, watchful, and faithful servants.

  • There are only 2 examples given by Christ. The Ready or the Not

  • Which one are you?

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