Bible: Matt 24:1-15

The Destruction of the Temple

24:1 Now 1  as Jesus was going out of the temple courts and walking away, his disciples came to show him the temple buildings. 2  24:2 And he said to them, 3 Do you see all these things? I tell you the truth, 4  not one stone will be left on another. 5  All will be torn down! 6 

Signs of the End of the Age

24:3 As 7  he was sitting on the Mount of Olives, his disciples came to him privately and said, “Tell us, when will these things 8  happen? And what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age? 24:4 Jesus answered them, 9 Watch out 10  that no one misleads you. 24:5 For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ 11  and they will mislead many. 24:6 You will hear of wars and rumors of wars. Make sure that you are not alarmed, for this must happen, but the end is still to come. 12  24:7 For nation will rise up in arms 13  against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines 14  and earthquakes 15  in various places. 24:8 All 16  these things are the beginning of birth pains.

Persecution of Disciples

24:9Then they will hand you over to be persecuted and will kill you. You will be hated by all the nations 17  because of my name. 18  24:10 Then many will be led into sin, 19  and they will betray one another and hate one another. 24:11 And many false prophets will appear and deceive 20  many, 24:12 and because lawlessness will increase so much, the love of many will grow cold. 24:13 But the person who endures to the end will be saved. 21  24:14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached throughout the whole inhabited earth as a testimony to all the nations, 22  and then the end will come.

The Abomination of Desolation

24:15So when you see the abomination of desolation 23 spoken about by Daniel the prophet – standing in the holy place (let the reader understand),

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