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SIGNS OF THE TIMES -- MATTHEW 24:1-3

March 30, 2020
Preach The Word
SIGNS OF THE TIMES -- MATTHEW 24:1-3
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Preach The Word
SIGNS OF THE TIMES -- MATTHEW 24:1-3
Mar 30, 2020

In the last few days I became acquainted with the following question. A woman who was concerned about predicted death tolls due to COVID-19 wondered where we currently are on the Revelation timeline. She asked, “What does the bible say will happen next? Have the seals been opened? If so which seal would we be on now?” Her question produced some questions and concerns on the part of some of our people. I received the following
 request: “Could you talk to us about how we should handle all this, how it ties in with the Second Coming, and what to pray for?” By no means do I claim to be an expert when it comes to revealing things that can be known only to God. Nor do I claim to be an expert in matters of escatology (the study of the end times). I can only share what God’s Word says and what I have been taught. Matthew chapter 24 is a favorite text for sermons about
 the end times because Jesus very clearly sets forth some indicators of where we are on the timeline. In Matthew 24:3 the disciples asked 3 questions: 1)When shall these things be? 2) What shall be the sign of thy coming? 3) What shall be the sign . . . of the end of the world? A proper understanding and interpretation of those questions and their answers will help us to know. We see:

  I.  THE QUESTION THAT LINGERS.
 II.  THE COMING THAT IS LONGED FOR.
III.  THE CONCLUSION THAT’S LOOKED FOR.

Show Notes

In the last few days I became acquainted with the following question. A woman who was concerned about predicted death tolls due to COVID-19 wondered where we currently are on the Revelation timeline. She asked, “What does the bible say will happen next? Have the seals been opened? If so which seal would we be on now?” Her question produced some questions and concerns on the part of some of our people. I received the following
 request: “Could you talk to us about how we should handle all this, how it ties in with the Second Coming, and what to pray for?” By no means do I claim to be an expert when it comes to revealing things that can be known only to God. Nor do I claim to be an expert in matters of escatology (the study of the end times). I can only share what God’s Word says and what I have been taught. Matthew chapter 24 is a favorite text for sermons about
 the end times because Jesus very clearly sets forth some indicators of where we are on the timeline. In Matthew 24:3 the disciples asked 3 questions: 1)When shall these things be? 2) What shall be the sign of thy coming? 3) What shall be the sign . . . of the end of the world? A proper understanding and interpretation of those questions and their answers will help us to know. We see:

  I.  THE QUESTION THAT LINGERS.
 II.  THE COMING THAT IS LONGED FOR.
III.  THE CONCLUSION THAT’S LOOKED FOR.