Yesterday I quoted a couple of passages from the Bible to you. The wording might have been different from the way your Bible reads. The New Testament was originally written in Greek. We translate it to English so we can read and understand it. There have been many English translations over the years. Most are accurate translations. Some are not so good.
The scriptures quoted in this study will come from the New American Standard Version. Ask your discipling partner about translations and whether the one you are using is a good one. You want one that is accurate and easy for you to understand. Read Matthew 23-25 for today's text.
The parables in chapters 24 and 25 emphasize the importance of being ready when Jesus comes for us. We need to be prepared at all times for His coming because we do not know when Judgment Day will be. Write down in your notes what you learned today about the Coming of Jesus.
What if Jesus decided today was the day to sound the trumpets and gather His children to come home? Wouldn't that be awesome? Because you made the decision to be baptized six days ago, you will be numbered with those going to heaven. That is so encouraging to think about. Do you know a Christian who needs some encouragement? How could you brighten their day? How about getting a card, giving them a call or sending your brother or sister in Christ an e-mail with an uplifting message? Few things strengthen an older Christian's faith as much as hearing from a young Christian.