Tag Archives: Olivet Discourse

Reflections on Our Recent Study

As I sit at my computer this morning, I can see out the window the brightening orange sky through the branches of the pine trees as the sun just begins to come up on the horizon, and as I reflect … Continue reading

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The Sheep and the Goats

Matthew 25:31-46 Today we reach the final passage in the Oliver Discourse, the parable of the sheep and goats. In this parable, Jesus is painting for us a picture of His return, and the assembling of all people for judgment. … Continue reading

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Parable of the Talents

Matthew 25:14-30 Before we get started, let’s remember our context, Jesus is still giving His answer to this question: “what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?” (24:3). Also, please don’t forget this … Continue reading

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Ten Virgins

Matthew 25:1-13 Jesus continues the Discourse through chapter 25, which consists of three parables, the first of which we’ll take a look at in a moment. Before we do, I think it would be helpful for us to review what … Continue reading

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Next Question!

Matthew 24:36-44 No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the … Continue reading

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Bonus Post: History of the Siege f Jerusalem

The secular historical record contains an account of the siege of Jerusalem that is simply amazing to read in light of our study of Jesus’ prophetic words in Matthew 24. I would strongly encourage anyone following this study to read this … Continue reading

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Wars, famines and earthquakes… Oh my!

Matthew 24:5-15 This passage is a little creepy don’t you think? False messiahs, lies and deceit and then wars, rumors of war… Sounds like our times, oh no what are we going to do? We are going to remember the … Continue reading

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Look for the Sign

Good morning dear reader, and welcome back for another thrill-packed stop on our tour of the Olivet Discourse!  If you read the several posts I wrote recently about Biblical interpretation, then you have probably realized by now that I am … Continue reading

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Is This Difficult, or Is This Simple?

 “Immediately after the distress of those days “‘the sun will be darkened,     and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from the sky,     and the heavenly bodies will be shaken.’  “Then will appear the sign of … Continue reading

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Detective Stories and Working Theories

Well fellow detectives, how did you do? What? You didn’t do your homework?  I’m shocked! When we were together yesterday, your assignment was to look over Matthew 24 and 25 very carefully and look for structural clues that might help … Continue reading

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