Jesus predicts problems to come.
1. What do the disciples ask Jesus in response to his prediction about the destruction of the temple?
v 3 ... the disciples came to him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be? What is the sign of your coming, and of the end of the age?”
2. What are the first two warnings Jesus gives?
v 4 to 6 ... Be careful that no one leads you astray. For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will lead many astray. You will hear of wars and rumours of wars. ...
3. In what way does Jesus say the days of Noah will be like those of the coming of the Son of Man?
v 38 and 39 For as in those days which were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ship, and they didn’t know until the flood came, and took them all away, so will the coming of the Son of Man be.
- v 1 to 3 The disciples ask for more information when Jesus foretells the destruction of the temple
- v 4 to 12 He tells them to expect:
- false christs and prophets
- wars and national upheavals
- v 13 and 14 Jesus gives encouragement to endure, and assurance that the Good News of the Kingdom will be known worldwide
- v 15 to 22 Christ warns his followers to flee immediately when they see the abomination of desolation standing in the holy place
- v 23 to 27 Christ again warns not to believe false christs because when he does come it will be as obvious as a lightning flash
- v 28 to 31 Jesus talks about what it will be like before, and at the time of his return
- v 32 to 36 Jesus says that there will be signs of his coming, but no one knows exactly when he will return
- v 37 to 43 People who are busy living their lives will be caught unawares when the Son of Man comes
v 44 to 51 Christ warns his followers to occupy themselves well while waiting for his return