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New Testament Vistas
Matthew 24:1-2 Jesus left the temple and was walking away whenhis disciples came up to him to call his attention to its bu...
Matthew 24:3 As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, thedisciples came to him privately. "Tell us," they said, "when ...
They asked about one event
Jesus’ answer pointed to twoIsaiah 13:1 An oracle concerning   Isaiah 13:9-13 See, the day ofBabylon that Isaiah … saw:   ...
Jesus’ answer pointed to twoMicah 1:1 The word of the LORD    Micah 1:3-4 Look! The LORD isthat came to Micah of Moresheth...
Jesus’ answer pointed to twoZephaniah 1:12 At that time I will   Zephaniah 1:14-16 NIV Thesearch Jerusalem … and punish   ...
Jesus’ answer pointed to twoAmos 5:1 Hear this word, O house   Amos 5:18-20 Woe to you whoof Israel, this lament I take up...
Jesus’ answer pointed to two
Putting Matthew 24 in Context
Matthew 23:33-36 "Yousnakes! You brood of vipers!How will you escape beingcondemned to hell? … And soupon you will come al...
The Close-up Lens
Many false signsMatthew 24:4-8 Jesus answered: "Watch out thatno one deceives you. For many will come in myname, claiming,...
The first real signMatthew 24:9-14 Then you will be handed over to bepersecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by...
Take-away: Eschatology is EthicalNot a mapto thefuture
Take-away: Eschatology is Ethical            Things will            get worseNot a mapto thefuture
Take-away: Eschatology is Ethical                          In the end,                          we win and            Thin...
Take-away: Eschatology is Ethical                                        Live like                                        ...
The second – and last - signMatthew 24:15-20 So when you see standing in theholy place the abomination that causes desolat...
Matthew 24:21-22For then there will be great distress, unequaledfrom the beginning of the world until now--andnever to be ...
Matthew 24:23-28At that time if anyone says to you, Look, here is theMessiah! or, There he is! do not believe it. For fals...
Matthew 24:29"Immediately after the distress of those days"the sun will be darkened, and the moon willnot give its light; ...
Fulfilled A.D. 70: every stone pulled down
The Telephoto Lens
Matthew 24:30-31"Then will appear the sign of the Son of Man inheaven. And then all the peoples of the earthwill mourn whe...
Take-Away: Asking the wrong question!
Take-Away: Asking the wrong question!
Matthew 24:32-35"Now learn this lesson from the fig tree: As soonas its twigs get tender and its leaves come out,you know ...
Matthew 24:36"But about that day or hour no one knows, noteven the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but onlythe Father.
Jesus may come sooner than you think!
Jesus may come later than you think!
Jesus expects us to be ready whenever!
Jesus’ basis of judgment
Are you ready for Jesus to return?He may come sooner   than you think• So you need to be  ready NOW!
Are you ready for Jesus to return?He may come sooner     He may come later   than you think        than you think• So you ...
Are you ready for Jesus to return?He may come sooner     He may come later       He IS coming – and   than you think      ...
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Lesson 10 in a series on New Testament Vistas. This sermon on Matthew 24 was presented February 5, 2012, at Palm Desert Church of Christ by Dale Wells

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120205 nt vistas 10 the coming of the son matthew 24

  1. 1. New Testament Vistas
  2. 2. Matthew 24:1-2 Jesus left the temple and was walking away whenhis disciples came up to him to call his attention to its buildings."Do you see all these things?" he asked. "Truly I tell you, not onestone here will be left on another; every one will be thrown down."
  3. 3. Matthew 24:3 As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, thedisciples came to him privately. "Tell us," they said, "when willthis happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and ofthe end of the age?"
  4. 4. They asked about one event
  5. 5. Jesus’ answer pointed to twoIsaiah 13:1 An oracle concerning Isaiah 13:9-13 See, the day ofBabylon that Isaiah … saw: the LORD is coming —a cruel day, with wrath and fierce anger — to make the land desolate and destroy the sinners within it. The stars of heaven and their constellations will not show their light. The rising sun will be darkened and the moon will not give its light. I will punish the world for its evil, the wicked for their sins.
  6. 6. Jesus’ answer pointed to twoMicah 1:1 The word of the LORD Micah 1:3-4 Look! The LORD isthat came to Micah of Moresheth coming from his dwelling place;… the vision he saw concerning he comes down and treads onSamaria and Jerusalem. the heights of the earth. The mountains melt beneath him and the valleys split apart, like wax before the fire, like water rushing down a slope.
  7. 7. Jesus’ answer pointed to twoZephaniah 1:12 At that time I will Zephaniah 1:14-16 NIV Thesearch Jerusalem … and punish great day of the LORD is near–those … who think, The LORD will near and coming quickly. Thedo nothing, either good or bad. cry on the day of the LORD is bitter; the Mighty Warrior shouts his battle cry. That day will be a day of wrath-- a day of distress and anguish, a day of trouble and ruin, a day of darkness and gloom, a day of clouds and blackness-- a day of trumpet and battle cry against the fortified cities and against the corner towers.
  8. 8. Jesus’ answer pointed to twoAmos 5:1 Hear this word, O house Amos 5:18-20 Woe to you whoof Israel, this lament I take up long for the day of the LORD!concerning you: Why do you long for the day of the LORD? That day will be darkness, not light. It will be as though a man fled from a lion only to meet a bear, as though he entered his house and rested his hand on the wall only to have a snake bite him. Will not the day of the LORD be darkness, not light— pitch-dark, without a ray of brightness?
  9. 9. Jesus’ answer pointed to two
  10. 10. Putting Matthew 24 in Context
  11. 11. Matthew 23:33-36 "Yousnakes! You brood of vipers!How will you escape beingcondemned to hell? … And soupon you will come all therighteous blood that has beenshed on earth … I tell you thetruth, all this will come uponthis generation.Matthew 23:37-39 "O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill theprophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed togather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under herwings, but you were not willing. Look, your house is left to youdesolate. For I tell you, you will not see me again until you say,Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord."
  12. 12. The Close-up Lens
  13. 13. Many false signsMatthew 24:4-8 Jesus answered: "Watch out thatno one deceives you. For many will come in myname, claiming, I am the Messiah, and will deceivemany. You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, butsee to it that you are not alarmed. Such things musthappen, but the end is still to come. Nation will riseagainst nation, and kingdom against kingdom.There will be famines and earthquakes in variousplaces. All these are the beginning of birth pains.
  14. 14. The first real signMatthew 24:9-14 Then you will be handed over to bepersecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by allnations because of me. At that time many will turn awayfrom the faith and will betray and hate each other, andmany false prophets will appear and deceive manypeople. Because of the increase of wickedness, the love ofmost will grow cold, but the one who stands firm to theend will be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom will bepreached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations,and then the end will come.
  15. 15. Take-away: Eschatology is EthicalNot a mapto thefuture
  16. 16. Take-away: Eschatology is Ethical Things will get worseNot a mapto thefuture
  17. 17. Take-away: Eschatology is Ethical In the end, we win and Things will they lose get worseNot a mapto thefuture
  18. 18. Take-away: Eschatology is Ethical Live like you believe In the end, it we win and Things will they lose get worseNot a mapto thefuture
  19. 19. The second – and last - signMatthew 24:15-20 So when you see standing in theholy place the abomination that causes desolation,spoken of through the prophet Daniel--let thereader understand-- then let those who are in Judeaflee to the mountains. Let no one on the housetopgo down to take anything out of the house. Let noone in the field go back to get their cloak. Howdreadful it will be in those days for pregnant womenand nursing mothers! Pray that your flight will nottake place in winter or on the Sabbath.
  20. 20. Matthew 24:21-22For then there will be great distress, unequaledfrom the beginning of the world until now--andnever to be equaled again. "If those days hadnot been cut short, no one would survive, but forthe sake of the elect those days will beshortened.
  21. 21. Matthew 24:23-28At that time if anyone says to you, Look, here is theMessiah! or, There he is! do not believe it. For falsemessiahs and false prophets will appear and performgreat signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even theelect. See, I have told you ahead of time. "So if anyonetells you, There he is, out in the wilderness, do not goout; or, Here he is, in the inner rooms, do not believe it.For as lightning that comes from the east is visible even inthe west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.Wherever there is a carcass, there the vultures willgather.
  22. 22. Matthew 24:29"Immediately after the distress of those days"the sun will be darkened, and the moon willnot give its light; the stars will fall from the sky,and the heavenly bodies will be shaken.
  23. 23. Fulfilled A.D. 70: every stone pulled down
  24. 24. The Telephoto Lens
  25. 25. Matthew 24:30-31"Then will appear the sign of the Son of Man inheaven. And then all the peoples of the earthwill mourn when they see the Son of Mancoming on the clouds of heaven, with power andgreat glory. And he will send his angels with aloud trumpet call, and they will gather his electfrom the four winds, from one end of theheavens to the other.
  26. 26. Take-Away: Asking the wrong question!
  27. 27. Take-Away: Asking the wrong question!
  28. 28. Matthew 24:32-35"Now learn this lesson from the fig tree: As soonas its twigs get tender and its leaves come out,you know that summer is near. Even so, whenyou see all these things, you know that it is near,right at the door. Truly I tell you, this generationwill certainly not pass away until all these thingshave happened. Heaven and earth will passaway, but my words will never pass away.
  29. 29. Matthew 24:36"But about that day or hour no one knows, noteven the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but onlythe Father.
  30. 30. Jesus may come sooner than you think!
  31. 31. Jesus may come later than you think!
  32. 32. Jesus expects us to be ready whenever!
  33. 33. Jesus’ basis of judgment
  34. 34. Are you ready for Jesus to return?He may come sooner than you think• So you need to be ready NOW!
  35. 35. Are you ready for Jesus to return?He may come sooner He may come later than you think than you think• So you need to be • So you need to stay ready NOW! ready all the time!
  36. 36. Are you ready for Jesus to return?He may come sooner He may come later He IS coming – and than you think than you think he will be your judge• So you need to be • So you need to stay • What do you want ready NOW! ready all the time! him to say to you?

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