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Signs of the Times


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Sermon from Luke 21 - Jesus's teaching about the future. The main point is "do not be afraid".

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Signs of the Times

  1. 1. Signs of the Times Luke 21:5-38
  2. 2. Luke 21:29-38 29 Then he gave them this illustration: “Notice the fig tree, or any other tree. 30 When the leaves come out, you know without being told that summer is near. 31 In the same way, when you see all these things taking place, you can know that the Kingdom of God is near.
  3. 3. Luke 21:29-38 32 I tell you the truth, this generation will not pass from the scene until all these things have taken place. 33 Heaven and earth will disappear, but my words will never disappear.
  4. 4. Luke 21:29-38 34 “Watch out! Don’t let your hearts be dulled by carousing and drunkenness, and by the worries of this life. Don’t let that day catch you unaware, 35 like a trap.
  5. 5. Luke 21:29-38 For that day will come upon everyone living on the earth. 36 Keep alert at all times. And pray that you might be strong enough to escape these coming horrors and stand before the Son of Man.”
  6. 6. Luke 21:29-38 37 Every day Jesus went to the Temple to teach, and each evening he returned to spend the night on the Mount of Olives. 38 The crowds gathered at the Temple early each morning to hear him.
  7. 7. Signs of the Times Luke 21:5-38
  8. 8. Signs of the Times Five Major Topics • Warnings Against Deception (vv. 5–11) • Encouragement During Persecution (vv. 12–19) • The Destruction Of Jerusalem (vv. 20–24) • Future Events (vv. 25–28) • Assurances Concerning These Events (vv. 29–36)
  9. 9. Nine Exhortations 1. Do not follow false leaders (8) 2. Do not be frightened by the awesome events associated with the end times in apocalyptic literature (9-11) Major Topics Warnings Against Deception Signs of the Times
  10. 10. Nine Exhortations 3. Do not worry about your legal defense when you are persecuted and face legal charges because of your Christian witness (12–16) 4. When all turn against you, persevere and take a firm stand (17–19) Major Topics Encouragement During Persecution Signs of the Times
  11. 11. Nine Exhortations 5. Flee Jerusalem when it is besieged (20-24) Major Topics Destruction of Jerusalem Signs of the Times
  12. 12. Nine Exhortations 6. When the final apocalyptic events do take place, take heart at your coming redemption when the Son of Man returns (25–28) Major Topics Future Events Signs of the Times
  13. 13. Nine Exhortations 7. Recognize also that these things point to the approach of the kingdom of God (29–31) 8. Be assured that throughout the apocalyptic period the Lord’s words endure (32–33) Major Topics Assurances Concerning These Events Signs of the Times
  14. 14. Nine Exhortations 9. Be watchful and pray so that you will come through all these things in a way the Son of Man will approve of (34–36) Major Topics Assurances Concerning These Events Signs of the Times