The Olivet Discourse – Matthew 24 and Mark 13

The Importance of the Olivet Discourse The Olivet Discourse, contained in Matthew 24 and Mark 13, is the most straightforward and important teaching regarding the end of the age found anywhere in Scripture. It is the cornerstone of all New Testament eschatology. New Testament writers referred to this discourse repeatedly, and based their eschatology on … Continue reading The Olivet Discourse – Matthew 24 and Mark 13

No One will Know When Jesus will Return?

According to Peter, all of the prophets sought to understand the TIME of both Christ's first and second coming (1 Pet. 1:10-11). Seeking to discover the time is simply obeying Jesus' command in Matthew 24:44 to "become ready" so that you can "watch" appropriately, unlike the man in Jesus' parable who did not know, thus did not watch, and consequently bad things happened to him.

The Beginning of Birth Pangs & The Timing of Matthew 24

Author: Joel Richardson Among the many controversial and highly debated portions of Scripture, Matthew 24, most often referred to as “The Olivet Discourse,” or alternately, “The Olivet Prophecy,” is certainly close to the top of the list. The debate primarily swirls around the timing of the fulfillment of the prophecy. What time period was … Continue reading The Beginning of Birth Pangs & The Timing of Matthew 24

Matthew 24 and the Fig Tree

Matthew 24:32-33  "Now learn this parable from the fig tree: When its branch has already become tender and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near.  33  So you also, when you see all these things, know that it is near—at the doors!" Many Christians have been taught that in Matthew 24:32 that the … Continue reading Matthew 24 and the Fig Tree