Grace Community Church

“The Opportunity of a Lifetime”

Given on March 13, 2011 by Brett Helvie
Scripture: Matthew 25:1-13
NOTE: Audio for this sermon is not currently available.
Sermon Series: Hitting the Nail on the Head: The Powerful Parables of Jesus

Certain “windows of opportunity” are only open for a limited period of time. What does this parable have to say to those who want to live for themselves now but plan some day to “get right with God”? When is the right time to seek God? See Ps. 27:8; Prov. 1:20-33; Isa. 55:6; II Cor 6:2; Heb. 11:6

What do you think is the significance of the foolish virgins bringing no oil? What does oil often symbolize in Scripture? What may this indicate about the foolish virgins’ relationship with God?

In what sense do we have to “buy for ourselves” spiritually? Is church affiliation or association with other Christians enough to save us? What reason does the Lord give to the foolish virgins for not opening the door? How can we get to “know” the Lord?

Are you spiritually prepared for the coming of the bridegroom…in other words, do you know Jesus personally? Given the unexpected timing of his arrival, what is keeping you from trusting and receiving Him as your Lord and Savior?