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 Eagles Will be Gathered Together

It was something said by Pastor Greg tonight (would love to link to video, but is near impossible.) He held his Bible up and said there were things in it he didn't understand. He said he understood much, and as he grew in wisdom, his understanding grew. Yet there were some things he didn't get. …

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Where I Am Going, You Cannot Come

John 8:21 (MEV): Again, Jesus said to them, “I am going away, and you will seek Me, and you will die in your sins. Where I am going, you cannot come.” That simple truth is a stumbling block for many. Jesus said it to the very leaders of His chosen people, Israel. Their leaders were …

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Men Fainting from Fear and Expectation

Luke 21:25–28 (MEV): “There will be signs in the sun and the moon and the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring; men fainting from fear and expectation of what is coming on the inhabited earth. For the powers of heaven will be shaken. Then they …

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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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God’s Bread

Luke 2:2–7 (MEV): In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that the entire inhabited earth should be taxed. This taxation was first made when Quirinius was governor of Syria. And everyone went to his own city to be taxed. So Joseph also departed from the city of Nazareth in Galilee to the …

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The True Israel

Isaiah 42:6–7 (MEV): I the Lord have called You in righteousness, and will hold Your hand, and will keep You and appoint You for a covenant of the people, for a light of the nations, to open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and those who sit in darkness out …

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