THE QUESTIONS 24:1-3
Matthew 24:1 Then Jesus went out and departed from the temple, and His disciples came up to show Him the buildings of the temple.
2 And Jesus said to them, “Do you not see all these things? Assuredly, I say to you, not one stone shall be left here upon another, that shall not be thrown down.”
3 Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?”
THE TRIBULATION 24:4-28
21 “There will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be.”
THE RETURN 24:29-35
29 “Immediately after the tribulation of those days... 30 The sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth…will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. 34 This generation will by no means pass away till all these things take place.”
THE RAPTURE 24:36-51
36 “But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only.” 37 But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. 38 For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, 39 and did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. 40 “Then two men will be in the field: one will be taken and the other left. 41 Two women will be grinding at the mill: one will be taken and the other left. 42 Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord is coming.”
THE TEMPLE AND JERUSALEM
Luke 21:20 “When you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then know that its desolation is near. 24 And they will fall by the edge of the sword, and be led away captive into all nations. And Jerusalem will be trampled by Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.”
QUESTIONS FOR LIFE
1. What did you sense that God was saying to you in today’s message and passages?
2. Where were you in June of 1967? Were you aware of what was happening in Israel? What difference has it made (or should it make) in your life to realize the significance of what happened in June of 1967?
3. What difference has it made (or should it make) in your life to know what God tells us about…
4. What would you say to someone who says, “It’s not important to study Biblical prophecy. It will all pan out in the end”?