The Olivet Discourse (part 2) ‘The fall of Jerusalem and you’ (Matthew 24:15-28)

One of the keys to understanding all that Jesus said in Matthew 24 and 25, is to carefully locate the time reference that Jesus is referring to. In Matthew 24:15-28, it’s faily clear that the bulk of what Jesus said relates to the fall of Jerusalem in 70A.D. – something that the disciples of Jesus would need to be prepared for. But, it’s not all just in the past. The scenes that Jesus describes around those events, can be understood as being predictive of the events that will also usher in the end of the age and Jesus’ return!


00:00 Welcome
Song: I Will Sing the Wondrous Story
00:17 Introduction
00:43 Prayer
04:41 Bible reading: Daniel 11:20-35
Song: Worthy of All Praise
07:48 Kids’ Talk
Song: Do Not Let Your Hearts Be Troubled (John 14:1-4)
11:28 Bible reading: Matthew 24:29-35
Song: Yet Not I
Sermon: Matthew 24:29-35
Song: At the Name of Jesus
13:17 Closing


  • Where we are in Matthew 24
  • Thinking about eschatology – study of the end (times)
  • Learn to submit your thinking to Jesus
  • Note how Jesus warned His disciples…
  1. To be prepared for an overwhelming time of trial (v.15-22)
  2. Not to be deceived by a continual parade of false Christs (v.23-28)

What does all this mean for you?
Forewarned is forearmed… be ready by praying, remembering, watching…