Monday, May 24, 2010

Mark, Chapter Thirteen

Chapter Thirteen

Verses1-31, signs of the end of the Age

Jesus gives the commands to watch out and be on guard against folk who make predictions. Why? How are prophecies and prophets to be “proved” (Deuteronomy 18:22)?

Verses 32-37, the day and hour unknown

Jesus said only the Father knew the end of time. How sobering is Jesus’ warning, “If he comes suddenly, do not let him find you sleeping”? David Willy’s study in January covered 1 Thessalonians, re-read chapter 4:13-18.

Summary Thought: The Lord’s return is not to cause anxiety or fear but comfort. Talk about this with a fellow Christian this week. How could we better implement this in our time with each other?

Prayer Endings: In Jesus name, who comforts us with thoughts of his return (vs. 26); In the name of Jesus, who helps me find and carry out my assigned tasks for him (vs. 34).

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