Luke 12:35-48

Luke 12:35-48

You Must Be Ready

35 “Stay dressed for action and keep your lamps burning, 36 and be like men who are waiting for their master to come home from the wedding feast, so that they may open the door to him at once when he comes and knocks. 37 Blessed are those servants whom the master finds awake when he comes. Truly, I say to you, he will dress himself for service and have them recline at table, and he will come and serve them. 38 If he comes in the second watch, or in the third, and finds them awake, blessed are those servants! 39 But know this, that if the master of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have left his house to be broken into. 40 You also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.”41 Peter said, “Lord, are you telling this parable for us or for all?” 42 And the Lord said, “Who then is the faithful and wise manager, whom his master will set over his household, to give them their portion of food at the proper time? 43 Blessed is that servant whom his master will find so doing when he comes. 44 Truly, I say to you, he will set him over all his possessions. 45 But if that servant says to himself, ‘My master is delayed in coming,’ and begins to beat the male and female servants, and to eat and drink and get drunk, 46 the master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he does not know, and will cut him in pieces and put him with the unfaithful. 47 And that servant who knew his master's will but did not get ready or act according to his will, will receive a severe beating. 48 But the one who did not know, and did what deserved a beating, will receive a light beating. Everyone to whom much was given, of him much will be required, and from him to whom they entrusted much, they will demand the more.

Sermon Notes

Luke 12.35-48
Assumption: Jesus Christ _____________, and he is
surely ____________________.
‘Asleep’ = being _____________ with things that
won’t ______.
The certain, but _________, return of Christ is
__________________ for right living now.
Question: What do I want to be _______________
when Christ returns?
A key indicator for being ready for Christ’s return is
_______________ to Christ’s ______.
When we don’t live for Christ’s return:
• We ______________ what God has given us.
• We receive an eternal ____________________
The reward for being ________ for the Master is
being ________ by the Master.

Assumption: Jesus Christ came once, and he is surely
coming again soon.
‘Asleep’ = being preoccupied with things that won’t
last.
The certain, but unknown, return of Christ is
accountability for right living now.
Question: What do I want to be found doing when
Christ returns?
A key indicator for being ready for Christ’s return is
obedience to Christ’s will.
When we don’t live for Christ’s return:
• We mishandle what God has given us.
• We receive an eternal punishment
The reward for being ready for the Master is being
served by the Master.
Am I ready for Christ’s return?