Jesus Teaches on the Judgment to Come
We are continuing to offer these devotional aids during Holy Week. After entering Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, Jesus performed many actions that culminated in his crucifixion. During these last days of his earthly ministry he seemed to have a unique urgency to his teaching. During this long talk that Jesus had with his disciples, he was trying to help them understand that the events of this week would just be the beginning. His final arrival to deal with the evil of the world and establish his dominion in full were yet to come.
Read the scripture
Matthew 21:23–26:5 / Mark 11:27–14:2 / Luke 20:1–22:2 / John 12:37–50.
The “Olivet Discourse” is so named because it is an extended teaching given by Jesus to his disciples as they sat on the Mound of Olives just outside the walls of Jerusalem. It is a dense teaching, full of frightful imagery, warnings of judgment, and stacks of obscure allusion to the writings of the Hebrew prophets.
The most important ideas come through. There will come a time of great tribulation, when all who live will be faced with a choice – to own God’s Messiah as king, or to reject him.
The question is, what will you do when everything falls apart?
Read this article
Making Sense of the Olivet Discourse.
“Jesus had just prophesied the destruction of the temple, and the disciples asked when that would happen AND what will be the sign of your coming and the end of the age.
The trick is that Jesus understood those two events were not concurrent.”
Listen to this music
Lo! He Comes with Clouds Descending
Congregational singing by the Metropolitan Tabernacle, London. Text: John Cennick | Tune: HELMSLEY
Every island, sea, and mountain,
Heaven and earth, shall flee away;
All who hate Him must, confounded,
Hear the trump proclaim the Day:
Come to judgement!
Come to judgement!
Pray this prayer
by the great suffering of your beloved Son, you transformed an instrument of shameful death into the means of abundant and boundless life for us.
Grant us glory in the cross of Christ so completely that we may gladly suffer shame and loss for the sake of your Son our Savior Jesus Christ;
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
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