Kingdom Parables – (Mark 4:21-34Jesus taught several parables about the kingdom of God and its unexpected ways)

The Parable of the Sower – (Mark 4:1-20The parable pictures the Son of Man sowing the “seed” of the gospel in the world where it grows unseen and in unexpected ways until the final harvest at the end of the age)

Greatness in the Kingdom – (To be a true member of his kingdom means a life of self-sacrificial service to others)

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Meaning of Discipleship – (To be his disciple means to pursue self-sacrificial service for others)


Temple Judged – (While leaving the Temple, Jesus pronounced its imminent desolation)

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In the Temple – (Mark 13:1-4 – The Discourse was given while overlooking the Temple)

Geographic Scope – (Christ’s predicted events alternate between the regional and the global in their effects)

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Wars and Rumors – (Jesus warned of coming deceivers who will propagate false expectations about the end)

Repeated Warnings – (Jesus reiterated key information that is necessary for his followers to avoid being misled by deceivers)

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Sign of the End (Jesus declared the end will come when the Gospel of the Kingdom is proclaimed to all nations)

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Abomination of Desolation – (When disciples see the desolating abomination they must flee Jerusalem ASAP)

THIS Generation -(The generation contemporary with Jesus saw the destruction of the Temple )

Budding Fig Tree – (The parable of the budding fig tree pointed to the imminent destruction of the Temple)

Knowing Times and Seasons – (Instead of calculating times and seasons, followers of Jesus must always be prepared for his sudden arrival)

“As it was in the Days of Noah” Normalcy or Chaos? – (No one knows the timing of the arrival of the Son of Man, therefore, his disciples must be prepared at all times for its arrival)

The Key “Sign” of the End of the Age – (Matthew 24:14Jesus declared, categorically, that the “End” will not come until the Church completes her mission to proclaim the Gospel to all nations)

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The Last Days in light of the Death and Resurrection of Jesus

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