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5 sermon beyond tomorrow - mark 24-37 - june 29, 2014

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  • 1. The Essential Jesus as Revealed in the Gospel of Mark
  • 2. Children’s Fellowship of India Almost 200 boys call CFI “home!” Naya Akola, India
  • 3. “”Saying Goodbye” – CFI (Nov. 2013)
  • 4. The Essential Jesus as Revealed in the Gospel of Mark January 6, 2013!
  • 5. A Closer Look at Some of the Most Misused Verses in the Bible July 6th through August 31st
  • 6. Beyond Tomorrow What Jesus has to say about earth’s final days An in-depth study of Mark 13
  • 7. A stunning prediction by Jesus Mark 13:2 And Jesus said to him, “Do you see these great buildings? There will not be left here one stone upon another that will not be thrown down.” Recap of Mark 13:1-23
  • 8. The JerusalemTemple
  • 9. A stunning prediction by Jesus Mark 13:2 And Jesus said to him, “Do you see these great buildings? There will not be left here one stone upon another that will not be thrown down.” Recap of Mark 13:1-23
  • 10. A compelling question by the disciples Mark 13:4 Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign when all these things are about to be accomplished? Recap of Mark 13:1-23
  • 11. A compelling question by the disciples Matthew 24:3 Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?” Recap of Mark 13:1-23
  • 12. Two indicators that will tell us that “the end” (and therefore Christ’s return) is drawing near Mark 13:8 These are but the beginning of the birth pains. Recap of Mark 13:1-23
  • 13. Birth pains (labor pains) often begin with contractions that are somewhat “mild” and infrequent. As the labor continues, these pains become more intense, more painful, and more frequent until they result in a baby’s birth.
  • 14. Birth pains of Mk. 13 Seals of Rev. 6 False messiahs Wars, rumors of war Earthquakes and famine Persecution of God’s people The Antichrist: the ultimate false messiah WAR! FAMINE! DEATH! MARTYRDOM! EARTHQUAKE, etc. Death (implied)
  • 15. Two indicators that will tell us that “the end” (and therefore Christ’s return) is drawing near Mark 13:8 These are but the beginning of the birth pains. Recap of Mark 13:1-23
  • 16. Two indicators that will tell us that “the end” (and therefore Christ’s return) is drawing near Mark 13:14 But when you see the abomination of desolation standing where he ought not to be (let the reader understand) . . . Recap of Mark 13:1-23
  • 17. Mark 13:14-23 The abomination of desolation abomination refers to something that is disgusting or revolting to God – usually in the form of idolatry or spiritual uncleanness desolation refers to something that is laid waste or is totally barren and useless
  • 18. Two indicators that will tell us that “the end” (and therefore Christ’s return) is drawing near Matthew 24:15 So when you see the abomination of desolation spoken of by the prophet Daniel, standing in the holy place (let the reader understand). Recap of Mark 13:1-23
  • 19. The Antichrist 2Thessalonians 2:3-4 Let no one deceive you in any way. For that day will not come, unless the rebellion comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction,who opposes and exalts himself against every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, proclaiming himself to be God.
  • 20. Two indicators that will tell us that “the end” (and therefore Christ’s return) is drawing near Mark 13:19 For in those days there will be such tribulation as has not been from the beginning of the creation that God created until now, and never will be. Recap of Mark 13:1-23
  • 21. - A description of his return (vv. 24-27) - An assurance that history will unfold as he says it will (vv.28-31) - A parable to encourage us to be diligently watching for his return (vv. 32-37) The Final Wrap (13:24-37)
  • 22. Mark 13:21-24 But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will be falling from heaven, and the powers in the heavens will be shaken. And then they will see the Son of Man coming in clouds with great power and glory. A description of his return (vv. 24-27)
  • 23. Isaiah 13:9-10 Behold, the day of the Lord comes, cruel, with wrath and fierce anger, to make the land a desolation and to destroy its sinners from it. For the stars of the heavens and their constellations will not give their light; the sun will be dark at its rising, and the moon will not shed its light. A description of his return (vv. 24-27)
  • 24. Mark 13:21-24 But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will be falling from heaven, and the powers in the heavens will be shaken. And then they will see the Son of Man coming in clouds with great power and glory. A description of his return (vv. 24-27)
  • 25. Isaiah 34:2, 4 For the Lord is enraged against all the nations, and furious against all their host; he has devoted them to destruction, has given them over for slaughter . . . All the host of heaven shall rot away, and the skies roll up like a scroll. All their host shall fall, as leaves fall from the vine, like leaves falling from the fig tree. A description of his return (vv. 24-27)
  • 26. Mark 13:21-24 But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will be falling from heaven, and the powers in the heavens will be shaken. And then they will see the Son of Man coming in clouds with great power and glory. A description of his return (vv. 24-27)
  • 27. 2 Peter 3:10 But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will pass away with a roar, and the heavenly bodies will be burned up and dissolved, and the earth and the works that are done on it will be exposed. A description of his return (vv. 24-27)
  • 28. Mark 13:27 And then he will send out the angels and gather his elect from the four winds, from the ends of the earth to the ends of heaven. A description of his return (vv. 24-27)
  • 29. Mark 13:28-30 From the fig tree learn its lesson: as soon as its branch becomes tender and puts out its leaves, you know that summer is near. So also, when you see these things taking place, you know that he is near, at the very gates. Truly, I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things take place. An assurance that history will unfold as he says it will (vv.28-31)
  • 30. Mark 13:28-30 From the fig tree learn its lesson: as soon as its branch becomes tender and puts out its leaves, you know that summer is near. So also, when you see these things taking place, you know that he is near, at the very gates. Truly, I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things take place. An assurance that history will unfold as he says it will (vv.28-31)
  • 31. Mark 13:31 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away. An assurance that history will unfold as he says it will (vv.28-31)
  • 32. Mark 13:32-33 But concerning that day or that hour, no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. Be on guard, keep awake.For you do not know when the time will come. A parable to encourage us to be diligently watching for his return (vv. 32-37)
  • 33. Mark 13:34-35 It is like a man going on a journey, when he leaves home and puts his servantsin charge, each with his work, and commands the doorkeeper to stay awake.Therefore stay awake—for you do not know when the master of the house will come, in the evening, or at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or in the morning— A parable to encourage us to be diligently watching for his return (vv. 32-37)
  • 34. Mark 13:36-37 lest he come suddenly and find you asleep. And what I say to you I say to all: Stay awake. A parable to encourage us to be diligently watching for his return (vv. 32-37)
  • 35. Mark 13:32-37 But concerning that day or that hour, no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. Be on guard, keep awake.For you do not know when the time will come. It is like a man going on a journey, when he leaves home and puts his servants in charge, each with his work, and commands the doorkeeper to stay awake.Therefore stay awake— for you do not know when the master of the house will come, in the evening, or at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or in the morning—lest he come suddenly and find you asleep. And what I say to you I say to all: Stay awake.
  • 36. 1 John 5:19 We know that we are from God, and the whole world lies in the power of the evil one. Today’sTakeaway
  • 37. The Drugs of this world . . .
  • 38. Consuming the stuff of the world ruins our appetite for God!
  • 39. Romans 13:11-14 Besides this you know the time, that the hour has come for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed.The night is far gone; the day is at hand. So then … Today’sTakeaway
  • 40. Romans 13:11-14 …let us cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light. Let us walk properly as in the daytime, not in orgies and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and sensuality, not in quarreling and jealousy. But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires. Today’sTakeaway
  • 41. 1Thessalonians 5:5-7 For you are all children of light, children of the day.We are not of the night or of the darkness. So then let us not sleep, as others do, but let us keep awake and be sober. For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk, are drunk at night. Today’sTakeaway
  • 42. Knowing all the answers about the return of Christ is not what is important (even the Son did not know the specific time of his return)…what IS important is this: Today’sTakeaway Jesus IS coming back! And when he does will he findYOU faithful? Far too many “Christians” have allowed the drugs of this world to lull them to sleep. AreYOU one of them?
  • 43. “Knowing when the master might return is not the concern of the servants. Only faithful service is. Knowing is not what matters. Obedience is everything.” Today’sTakeaway Michael Card