1. BE READY TO TRAVEL
Exodus 12:11 - And thus shall ye eat it; with your loins girded, your shoes on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and ye shall eat it in haste: it is the Lord's passover.
Armour of God - Ephesians 6:13-17 -
13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
2. BE READY TO SERVE
2 Corinthians 9:2 - For I know the forwardness (willingness) of your mind, for which I boast of you to them of Macedonia, that Achaia was ready a year ago; and your zeal hath provoked (stirred) very many.
1 Peter 5:2 - Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind;
3. BE READY TO LEARN
Luke 11:1 - And it came to pass, that, as he was praying in a certain place, when he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him, Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.
*If I gave you a test, would you be embarrassed? - Our heavenly Father already knows what your score would be!
Some things that Jesus taught them... (Have we Learned from Him?)
- How to pray / Parable of the persistent friend / Parable of the Good Father / Heals a demon possessed man and shows that His power is of God / Christ sign is of Jonah / Parable of the lighted candle / Woes of the pharisees / Woes on the lawyers / About hypocrisy / Parable of the rich fool / To seek the Kingdom of God / Parable of the expectant steward / Parable of the faithful steward / Christ warns of the cost of Discipleship, what is it? / Christ warns us of not discerning the times / Teaches on repentance / Healed a crippled woman and glorified God on the Sabbath... and gives the reasons why / Parable of the mustard seed / Parable of the leaven / Christ tells of the way into His Kingdom / His mourning over Jerusalem / Instructions on the Sabbath / Parable of the ambitious guest / Parable of the Great Supper / Teaches on discipleship / Parable of the lost sheep / Parable of the lost coin / Parable of the lost son / Parable of the unjust servant / Warning of the pharisees / Teaches on divorce / Teaches on offenses / Cleanses the 10 lepers / Teaches on the Second Coming / Parable of the woman and the judge / Parable of the pharisee and the publican / He blessed the children and why / The rich young ruler and what happened / His rewarding for sacrifice / His Death and Resurrection / Healing of Bartimaeus / Abiding with Zacchaeus / Parable of the ten pounds / Cleansing of the Temple / His Authority / Parable of the vineyard owner / Tribute money / Questions about the Resurrection / He questions the scribes / Teaches on widows mites / The Temple / Signs of His Coming / Destruction of Jerusalem predicted / The Second Coming / Parable of the fig tree / Warning to watch for His Coming / The Lords Supper / His predicting of coming conflicts / Etc...
*Our children get 12 years of earthly/worldly education. On average...30 hours in a week.
*The average church provides 4 hours of a Christian Education per week. Only 3 hours if they miss on Wednesday and 2 hours if they miss Wednesday and Sunday Evening. Sadly, there are many that receive 0 hours in a week learning about Jesus Christ.
4. BE READY TO WITNESS
1 Peter 3:15 -
But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:
16 Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ.
5. BE READY FOR HIS COMING
Matthew 24:42-44 -
Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.
43 But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up.
44 Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.
6. BE READY FOR DEATH
1 Corinthians 15:54-55 -
So when this corruptible (sin nature) shall have put on incorruption (Glorified Body), and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.
55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?
How? Because Jesus... Hebrews 2:14-15 - ...that through death he (Jesus) might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage. (slaves to sin)
7. BE READY FOR SALVATION
Acts 16:30 - (Paul & Silas / Philippian jailer)
And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved?
31 And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.