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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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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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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