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Fri. Jul. 14, 2017

Making Sense of the Olivet Discourse

Category: General
By: Paul Carter


Matthew 24 begins what is sometimes called “The Olivet Discourse.”  In it, Jesus talks about the near and far future for the church.  Bible scholars often point out the importance of recalling the precise question the disciples asked that precipitated this entire discourse: “Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?” (Matthew 24:3 ESV)

There are clearly two parts to that question.  Jesus had just prophesied the destruction of the temple, and the disciples asked when that would happen AND what will be the sign of your coming and the end of the age. Keep reading...


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