Mark 13 – The Second Coming of Jesus Christ

*Time is short and Jesus is coming back to earth soon
*Watch out for Mockers – 2 Peter 3:1-4
*Mark 13:32 – no one knows when the return of the Lord will happen
v1 – Temple – this is the building and the entire grounds
-Temple means a sacred place
-this is the temple Herod built
v2 – Jesus is speaking about the future – 70A.D.
-the Roman army destroyed the temple and city of Jerusalem
-throw down – means to demolish
***Matthew 13:10-17
-this happened because Israel hardened their heart  against the Lord
-Luke 19:44 – Israel missed their day of visitation
v3 – The Mount of Olives overlooks Jerusalem
-this teaching is called The Olivet Discourse
-Acts 1:9-12 – Jesus ascends from and returns to the Mount of Olives
v4 – the disciples thought the end times would come when the temple would be destroyed…But Jesus was referring to the future of His second coming…
vs5-6 – deceive – means to mislead and lead astray
-this is a warning from Jesus about false teachings and doctrines
-everything is based on who Jesus is – Matthew 16:13-16 & 2 Cor 11:3-4,13-15
-Warnings in scriptures about false teaching and doctrine
Acts 20:28-31…..Matthew 7:15-20….1 John 4:1-6
***Look at the words Matthew uses:
v9 – watch out
v23 – take heed or be on guard
v33 – be alert
v35 – watch
v37 – watch
vs7-8a – Wars and Rumors of Wars
v7b – these things will happen – continual unrest
       – do not be alarmed – terrified or disturbed
       – the conclusion or termination of things as we know it
STAY CALM…..John 14:1-3
-Believe in a PERSON
-Believe in a PLACE
-Believe in a PROMISE
v8 – Famines – 12% of the world is hungry
                      – 9 million people a year die of starvation – around 25,000-30,000 a day
v8 – Earthquakes
-there are more earthquakes now than ever on the earth
-weather warfare is going to be happening
-there will be an earthquake when Jesus returns – Zechariah 14:1-9
v9 – the hatred of Israel
-a demonic attack……
v10 – the gospel will be preached to all nations
-Preach the gospel at all times
-Publish the Word like a herald in the town square declaring the King’s news
-as you preach the gospel, trouble will come – vs11-13
***Matthew 10:34-36 – trouble between family members