BE Sermon Series - Be ... Prepared

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18 July, 2021Aaron GullyBE Sermon Series

John the Baptist yelled from the wilderness: “Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him.’” 

 So, what does it mean to prepare the way for the Lord? And what is a straight path? 

Attached is the link to connect in with Sunday's service with Aaron Gully taking us through this week's sermon in the series - Be ... Prepared.

Proverbs 19:21 Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails. 

MATHEW 25:1-13 “At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish and five were wise. 3 The foolish ones took their lamps but did not take any oil with them. The wise ones, however, took oil in jars along with their lamps. The bridegroom was a long time in coming, and they all became drowsy and fell asleep. “At midnight the cry rang out: ‘Here’s the bridegroom! Come out to meet him!’ “Then all the virgins woke up and trimmed their lamps. 8 The foolish ones said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil; our lamps are going out.’ 9“‘No,’ they replied, ‘there may not be enough for both us and you. Instead, go to those who sell oil and buy some for yourselves.’ “But while they were on their way to buy the oil, the bridegroom arrived. The virgins who were ready went in with him to the wedding banquet. And the door was shut. “Later the others also came. ‘Lord, Lord,’ they said, ‘open the door for us!’ “But he replied, ‘Truly I tell you, I don’t know you.’ “Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour.

MATHEW 5:13-16 “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot. “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.



Be Prepared is the motto of the scouting movement.

When the founder of the scouts, Lord Baden, Powell was asked, be prepared for what? He said it meant “you are always in a state of readiness in mind and body to do your duty”. 

These words are also true for the Christian life. We are all called to humble obedience to our Saviour and for service in His name. He may call on us at any time, so we need to be prepared. In this study, we will be reflecting on six areas of life where we need to be prepared. May it be a blessing to you.

QUESTION 1                      

Read Luke 14:25-35. Are you prepared to accept the cost of being a Christian? When Jesus said these words, he was being followed by great crowds. But Jesus did not want a fan club travelling with Him. He needed disciples to follow Him. How do you respond to His words?


Read 1 Peter 1:13-16. Peter is preparing his readers for action in these verses. What does he want us to do so we may live a life worthy of our calling?


Read 2 Tim 4: 2-5 and 1 Peter 3:13-17. These verses teach us to be prepared to preach and tell others about our hope in Christ. But they also go further. They also give us comfort and support in this endeavour. What can you find in these verses that help us share God’s word?


Read Titus 3:1-11. Paul says we are to be ready to do whatever is good in verse 1. He then discusses matters that promote or hinder this devotion to doing good. What does he say? How might they affect our Christian walk?


Read Proverbs 20:4 and Proverbs 6: 6-11. God wants us to be prepared to live a good productive life here on Earth. What do these verses tell us about preparing for the future?


Read Matthew 24:36-44. Jesus is urging Christians to be prepared for His return. What is He teaching us? How does it affect the way we live today?

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We are currently travelling through our “be” series

There are a lot of “Be” statements, in the New Testament of the Bible

These statements, encourage us as believers to actively do, as part of our faith

This message is entitled “Be Alert”

1 Peter 5:8 (Message)

“Keep a cool head. Stay alert. The Devil is poised to pounce, and would like nothing better than to catch you napping. Keep your guard up. You’re not the only ones plunged into these hard times.”

Luke 12:15 (NIV) “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.”


Mark 13 V33 NIV “Be on guard, Be on alert, you do not know when that time will come.”


James 1:19 (NIV): “Be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to become angry”


2 Kings 6:17 (ESV) “Then Elisha prayed and said, “O LORD, please open his eyes that he may see.” So the LORD opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw, and behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.”


James 1:22 (NIV) “Anyone who listens to the word of God but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in the mirror and after looking at himself goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like.”


Colossians 3:2 (NIV) “Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things”

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