THE DISCOURSE ON THE MOUNT OF OLIVES (Lesson Eight)
                     Matthew 24 & 25 (724); Mark 13:1-37 (744; Luke 21:5-36 (773)

     I.  Questions

          A.  Peter, Andrew, James and John (Mark 13:3) talked with Jesus as He sat on
                the Mount of Olive (Matthew 24:3).
                1.  Jesus was asked, "Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the
                     sign of your coming, and of the end of the age?"
                2.  The first question, "Tell us, when will these things be?" was about the
                     destruction of Jerusalem and the temple.
    II.  Jesus answered in Matthew 24:4-28.

           A.  He gave them signs leading to the destruction.
           B.  He instructed them what to do.  Luke 21:20-24 (774)
           C.  Jerusalem and the temple were destroy in 70 A.D.
           D. The Jews who believed in Jesus as their Messiah and did what He told them
                 to do escapsed.

  III.  Jesus answered the second question, "And what will be the sign of you coming,
           and of the end of the age?" in Matthew 24:29-51

           A.  Jesus said that His return was certain+.  Vv32-35
           B.  No one knows when Jesus will return.  Vv36-39.  Jesus has instructed us
                 what to do.  Vv42-44  _________________________________.
           C.  When Jesus returns there will be a judgment.  Vv45-51

                 1.  The good servant ___________________________________.
                 2,  The evil servant ____________________________________.

   IV.  Jesus presented three parables in response to the question.  Chapter 25

          A.  The Parable Of The Wise and Foolish Virgins (25:1-13) teaches us that we
                must be prepared. The five wise virgins (vv 2a,4; the foolish (vv2b,3)
          B.  The Parable Of The Talents (25:14-30) teaches us that we are accountable
                for how we have used what God has given us. 2 Cor. 5:9-10; Rev.10-20.
          C.  The Parable , the son of man will judge the nations (Matthew 25:31-46)
                1.  The redeemed will be rewarded (vv34-40) the unredeemed will be punish

   Closing:  Jesus will return!  What can we do? Watch, persevere, Be faithful & ready.
                   1 John 5:11-13 (902).  We have eternal life because we have JESUS.