The Olivet Discourse (part 5) ‘Coming! Ready or not!’ (Matthew 24:45-51)

There’s a line in the heading that you might recognise from the children’s game ‘hide and seek’. The plain facts are that Jesus hasn’t told us the exact date of His return, which means that all of us need to be ready at any time. To illustrate what is required to make one ‘ready’, Jesus told a mini-parable in Matthew 24:45-51 about two servants set over a household under the charge of their master. In the master’s absence, both servants displayed something that would either commend or condemn them uin their master’s eyes. The question comes down to faithfulness and doing what you have been told. In our case, our Master!


00:00 Welcome
Song: O Worship the King
00:16 Introduction
00:40 Prayer
04:14 Bible reading: Luke 12:22-40
Song: Behold Our God
07:21 Kids’ Talk
Song: Global Warning
11:01 Bible reading: Luke 17:1-10
Song: O the Mercy of God
Sermon: Matthew 24:45-51
Song: O Jesus I Have Promised
13:08 Closing


  • Where we are in Matthew 24
  • He is coming…but we are not told when.
  • A mini-parable that makes a point!
  • See how Jesus spoke about…
  1. A faithful (and so, prepared) servant (v.45-47)
  2. An unfaithful (and so, unprepared) servant (v.48-51)

Make a sober assessment…
Make some necessary changes…
Make some needed preparation!