The Olivet Discourse: 02 – The Destruction of the Temple Foretold

Continuing from the previous post, there are things to keep in mind. The first is the perspective of the author and the ideas he chooses to convey. Here is the foundation text beginning with the account in Matthew. Matthew 24:1–2 (MEV) Jesus departed from the temple and was leaving when His disciples came to show …

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The Olivet Discourse: Introduction

This is an introduction to my own attempt to discover the similarities and distinctions of the presentation of the Olivet Discourse (first post) as given in the synoptic gospels. The Synoptic Gospels are Matthew, Mark and Luke, as they present themselves similar in the things they record of Jesus' ministry on Earth. The first thing …

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The Olivet Discourse: For Israelis Only?

Matthew, Mark and Luke give much of the same testimony of the life and teaching of Jesus. The material offered is presented the same general order of events. These three are called the synoptic gospels for that reason. In an endeavor to understand the similarities recorded in the Olivet Discourse, it is more intriguing to …

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Harmonizing the Tribulation of Those Days

Matthew 24:29–31 (MEV) "Immediately after the tribulation of those days, 'the sun will be darkened, the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken.' "Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of …

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Is This not the Carpenter?

Mark 6:1–3 (MEV): He went away from there and came into His own country. And His disciples followed Him. When the Sabbath came, He began to teach in the synagogue. And many hearing Him were astonished, saying, “Where did this Man get this? What is this wisdom that is given Him, that even miracles are …

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The Servant is not Discouraged

Isaiah 42:1-4 (MEV) Here is My servant, whom I uphold, My chosen one, in whom My soul delights. I have put My Spirit upon him; he shall bring forth justice to the nations. He shall not cry out, nor lift up his voice, nor cause his voice to be heard in the street. A bruised …

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