Way back in v3 of chapter 24, the disciples asked the question that we would do well to keep before us. It is the question that Jesus spends a chapter and a half answering: “Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?"
Well, what do you think? Do you know how things are going to go between now and... The End! Do you know what the sign of the times will be?
If you're able, please turn in a copy of God's Word to Matthew 24. We'll be focusing on verses 32 through 35 today.
32 “From the fig tree learn its lesson: as soon as its branch becomes tender and puts out its leaves, you know that summer is near.33 So also, when you see all these things, you know that he is near, at the very gates.34 Truly, I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things take place.35 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.
life application questions
blue = leaders only
living on mission:
Please read: Mat 24.32-35
How would most people that you encounter daily value the words of God? Wise words to live by? Guide lines? Or...... Fox News, CNN, philosophers, and words of other faiths have equal value.
What is right or wrong about that? It is wrong to value Gods word as anything less than the most precious of all words. It is right to value all other words as something less than Gods words. All words dont have the same value some are truly idle and worthless. Matthew 12.36-37
How can we help people to treasure God and his word? By living changed lives and giving Jesus the glory and credit for the change in our lives. From dry branch to green leaf. Our changed lives might prompt someone to ask “what is it with you?” Creating an opportunity to engage them: “Jesus is God, the way, the truth the life....He is our only hope......
sharing life together:
Do you believe all of Gods word? In particular that Jesus, is God.
What questions do people ask you about God that are difficult for you to answer?
Pastor Paige, taught that the words that pour into our ears shapes our thinking.
Do you have suggestions for wholesome entertainment?
growing in truth: What was the main point of the passage?