The three parables of Matthew 25 instruct us on how to be ready and how to be so doing. They give us great insight on how to exercise judgment, mercy, faith with God and all humankind. So let's ask ourselves, is your lamp filled with oil to the point that you're willing to lay down your life for the brethren? Are you using what talents God has given you in serving the brethren so that your talents are increasing?
United Church of God Pastor and Chairman of the Council of Elders
Dr. Donald Ward serves as chairman of the Council of Elders. He pastors churches in Texas and Louisiana, and teaches at Ambassador Bible College in Cincinnati, Ohio. He holds a BS degree; a BA in theology; a MS degree; a doctor’s degree in education from East Texas State University; and has completed 18 hours of graduate theology from SMU.