Bible Study

The Parable of the Ten Virgins

This is a parable about the return of the Bridegroom, Jesus Christ. It teaches that we don’t know when He will return, so we must be prepared for Him now.

Outline

  1. Opening prayer
  2. Introduction
  3. Read Matthew 25:1-13
  4. Complete the lesson in Copeland’s guide[1]
  5. Closing prayer

Opening Prayer

Heavenly Father, thank you for the opportunity for us to come together to study your Word. Please be with us tonight as we learn about how important it is to be ready for the return of our Lord and Savior. Since we don’t know when He will return, we must recognize the need to prepare our hearts today and be ready now. In the name of the glorious King of kings, Jesus Christ, we pray. Amen.

Introduction to The Ten Virgins

Read the introductions in Booth’s (page 81) and Webb’s guides (page 42).

Application

Complete the lesson on page 53 of Copeland’s guide.

5 Lessons from the Parable of the 10 Virgins

What is the meaning of the Parable of the Ten Virgins?

Closing Prayer

Lord, our God, please help us be ready to receive Christ when He comes in glory and to share in the banquet of Heaven, where He lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

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