12th November 2017 – How much oil is enough?

November 9, 2017 Pastor Matt Bishop

In today’s Gospel and sermon text of the ten bridesmaids waiting for the bridegroom, the end point is pretty clear: ‘Therefore keep watch because you do not know the time or the hour’ Matthew 25:13. But how much oil is one meant to have with them as they wait? What does it mean to have some in reserve?  God’s Gospel is lived gospel, and that’s what we’ll unpack today as we focus on being prepared.