The Olivet Discourse: Signs of His Coming

Before Jesus comes again, false prophets will arise, turmoil will increase, and the church will be persecuted, but those who endure to the end will be saved. In part 8 of The Passion Week, Pastor Dan Cox reads from Matthew 24:1-31, Mark 13:1-27, and Luke 21:5-29.

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Study Notes

The Olivet Discourse: Interpretation Issues

Context for Our Text

Understanding the Text

  • Destruction of the Temple
  • False Prophets
  • Wars and Natural Disasters
  • Persecution
  • Betrayal
  • Lawlessness
  • Love Will Grow Cold
  • Gospel Will Be Preached in all the World
  • Abomination of Desolation
  • Great Tribulation
  • Signs in the Heavens
  • Christ Will Return in Great Power and Glory
  • Gathering of the Elect

Applying the Text

  • Hold fast to Christ and the faith once for all delivered to the saints.
  • Prepare to give a reason for your hope, but trust the Spirit to direct your answer when persecution comes.
  • Fear not, for you will be eternally delivered!