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Sep 21
2014

The End. The Beginning: Part 2

Gospel of Mark, Media, Sermons | by Pastor Adam Sinnett

Gospel of Mark

Today we continue the passage known as the”Olivet discourse” in Mark 13:24-37. Jesus is answering questions from his disciples about the destruction of Jerusalem and His second coming. When looked at through historical context, Old Testament background, and flow of the passage, we see that Jesus is telling of the fall of Jerusalem as evidence that he has returned to God the father, and marks the transition into the church age. He warns that there will be no sign for His second coming. The application of this passage reminds us that we are part of God's unfolding story; and motivates us to spread the gospel, persevere, and place our trust in the returning King.

Audio | Mark 13:24-37
Sep 14
2014

The End. The Beginning: Part I

Gospel of Mark, Media, Sermons | by Pastor Adam Sinnett

Gospel of Mark

Today, we reach what is probably the most debated passage of the Gospel of Mark. In Mark 13:1-23, we will see that Jesus is discussing the future (from their vantage point) destruction of Jerusalem (13:5-31) and next week we will hear about his second coming (13:32-37). He is bracing his disciples for a major reorientation in the course of redemptive history that will be brought about through the destruction of Jerusalem and the very centerpiece of Jewish identity, the temple. But this is not merely about historical events, there’s also a lot here for us too.

Audio | Mark 13:1-23