A sermon by Rev. Robert Murray McCheyne read on new years eve by Elder Walter Rozeboom. R.M. McCheyne was a Scottish minister who lived from 1813-1843.
The Ten Virgins
1. God's children are wise; the rest are foolish (verse 2). 2. The wise and foolish are alike in many things (verses 3,4) 3. There is a difference: The foolish virgins have no oil in their vessels. 4. The tarrying of the bridegroom. (verse 5) 5. The sleep of the virgins: 'They all slumbered and slept.' 6. The coming of the Bridegroom. The time: 'at midnight.' 7. The discovery: 'Our lamps are gone out.' (verse 6-9) 8. The anxious application: 'Give us of your oil.' 9. The disappointment: 'Not so, lest there be not enough for us and you.' 10. Who are ready? (verse 10-13) 11. The reward of those who are ready: 'They went in with him to the marriage.' 12. The fate of hypocrites: 'The door was shut.'
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Son of Adam McCheyne, Robert was educated at Edinburgh University. In 1835, he became Assistant at Lambert (near Stirling). In 1836, he was ordained Minister of St. Peter‚Äôs Established Church in Dundee. In 1839, he went to Palestine as one of the Mission of Enquiry to the Jews...