The Beginning of the End

February 17, 2019 Preacher: Ryan Brice Series: Luke: Jerusalem

Passage: Luke 21:5–24

The Setting of the Olivet Discourse

5-7 And while some were speaking of the temple, how it was adorned with noble stones and offerings, he said, “As for these things that you see, the days will come when there will not be left here one stone upon another that will not be thrown down.” And they asked him, “Teacher, when will these things be, and what will be the sign when these things are about to take place?”

  • Mark 13:1-4


False Signs of the End  Luke 21:8-11

  • False Prophets
    • Luke 21:8
  • International Conflicts
    • Luke 21:9-10
  • Natural Disasters
    • Luke 21:11a
  • Cosmic Displays
    • Luke 21:11b

Persecution Until the End  Luke 21:12-19

  • Reality of Persecution
    • Luke 21:12, 6-17
  • Promise of Provision
    • Luke 21:13-15
    • Matthew 28:20b
  • Eternal Guarantee
    • Luke 21:18-19
    • John 3:16

Jerusalem’s Fall Foretelling the End Luke 21:20-24

  • The Initial Sign of the Beginning of the End
    • Luke 21:20-23
  • The Gentile Inclusion
    • Luke 21:24
    • Mark 13:10


So What?

  • Followers of Christ must not allow what we see, hear, or experience to distract us from our mission as we await the end.
    • 2 Corinthians 4:16-18


Further Discussion

  • In what ways are you tempted to become distracted from the mission?
  • How do you respond to persecution (even very minimal persecution) in our culture?
  • How are you seeking to proclaim the gospel?

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