Continuing with His consideration of His coming again, Christ likens the church at that time to ten virgins awaiting the Bridegroom and to enter into the wedding feast.

We see what it means that 5 of the virgins were found to be without oil when the Bridegroom came and were shut out of the feast. As members of His church, we are all urged to ensure that we have the oil of His Spirit within us, having repented of our sins and loving God for who He is and not simply for the things He does for us.

Those who have professed faith in Christ but lack the evidence of the New Life are warned to come to Him while it is still the day of salvation and to get oil for their lamps before it is too late.

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Shaun Bryant

Shaun has been Pastor at Grace Church in Modesto since late 1993. His journey to the fellowship took him through churches of various persuasions, during which time he became convinced of a call to the ministry and also of a Reformed view of the Scriptures. Shaun completed his studies for the ministry at Westminster Seminary in California. He is married with 3 children.

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