When Christ returns to claim His bride, it will be revealed that some of those who claim to know Him are in actuality false believers. He will find both wise virgins who have possessed faith and foolish virgins who have only professed faith. In this study of Matthew 25:1–13, John Gerstner reminds us that there are many in the church who are not really saved. He examines the outward works that both Christians and non-Christians may produce and encourages people in the church to search their hearts for the obedience that demonstrates the reality of the faith professed.
“I speak to them in parables” (Matt. 13:13) During Jesus’ earthly ministry, one of the primary ways He would instruct His disciples was through parables. People would gather from far and wide in order to listen to what Jesus said about the kingdom of God, and the most common way He would explain the kingdom was in parables. But what does God want us to learn from these parables? In this series, Dr. R.C. Sproul examines several parables of Jesus, exploring the rich truths they reveal about who Jesus is and what He came to achieve through His life, death, …