His Teachings

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  1. Your House is Desolate - (When he left the Temple for the last time, Jesus pronounced its coming desolation to his opponents) - {PDF Copy}
  2. The Geographic Range of the Olivet Discourse - (The Olivet Discourse describes events set in two different geographic settings – regional and universal) - {PDF Copy}
  3. The Temple Setting of the Discourse - (Matthew 24:1-3The Olivet Discourse was given at the end of the public ministry of Jesus after his final departure from the Temple and several days of growing conflict with the Temple authorities) - {PDF Copy}
  4. Deceivers, Tumults and Opposition - (Mark 13:5-13The Olivet Discourse opens with warnings about coming deceivers who will deceive many with false expectations about the end of the age) - {PDF Copy}
  5. Wars and Rumors of Wars - (Matthew 24:4-8 - Jesus warned his disciples not to heed claims by deceivers who pointed to man-made and natural catastrophes as “signs” of the end ) - {PDF Copy}
  6. The Sign of the End - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus declared the end will not come until “this gospel of the kingdom of God is proclaimed to all nations – Matthew 24:14)
  7. Three Repeated Warnings of Jesus - (Three specific warnings to disciples are repeated by Jesus in his Olivet Discourse to help them avoid deception) - {PDF Copy}
  8. The Abomination of Desolation - (Matthew 24:15When disciples see the “abomination of desolation standing where it ought not,” they are to flee the vicinity of Jerusalem) - {PDF Copy}
  9. This "Generation" in the Olivet Discourse - (Mark 13:30-31Biblical usage of “this generation” consistently applies the phrase to the generation that was alive at the time it was uttered) - {PDF Copy}
  10. The "Day of Noah" - Normalcy or Chaos? - (Matthew 24:26-39 - No one knows the timing of the arrival of the Son of Man, therefore, his disciples must be prepared at all times for its arrival) - {PDF Copy}
  11. Must We Know the Times and Seasons? - (Jesus did not command his disciples to know and calculate the “times and seasons” of his return in glory - Acts 1:6-8) - {PDF Copy}
  12. Coming on the Clouds of Heaven - (The whole earth will witness the “Son of Man” arriving on the clouds to gather his “elect” to himself –Mark 13:21-27) - {PDF Copy}
  1. The Barren Fig Tree and the Fruitless Temple - (Mark 11:26-26 - The cursing of a barren fig tree by Jesus symbolized the coming destruction of the Temple because of the fruitlessness of the nation) - {PDF Copy}
  2. Parables about the Kingdom - (Mark 4:21-34 - Jesus taught several parables about the kingdom of God and its unexpected ways of expansion before the End of the Age) - {PDF Copy}
  3. The Budding Fig Tree - (Mark 13:28-29 - The parable of the budding fig tree pointed to the destruction of the Temple predicted by Jesus) - {PDF Copy}
  1. Law and Prophets - Fulfillment - (Matthew 5:17 - It is in Jesus that “All the promises of God are Yea and Amen,” not in the Torah) - {PDF Copy}
  2. Persecution, Suffering, Discipleship - (The disciple of Jesus is granted the great privilege and honor of enduring insults, hatred, and even violence on his behalf) - {PDF Copy}
  3. Heavenly Perfection - (Matthew 5:43-48 - Mercy and love are the defining characteristics of the disciple of Jesus and reflect the nature of God) - {PDF Copy}
  4. The Sobering Conclusion to the Sermon - (Matthew 7:21-28 - One ignores the words of Jesus at great peril - As he himself warned at the conclusion of his “Sermon on the Mount”) - {PDF Copy}
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