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Dr. June Normil
In Luke 21:5-11, Jesus began a discourse describing a number of events that would occur between His ascension and return. His descriptions stirred--and continue to stir--much thought among God's people. The disciples were likely confused by Jesus' declaration that the temple would be destroyed It was the glory of the Jews and the dwelling place of God where they approached Him with sacrifices for sin of worship. Yet His prophetic words spoke to the destruction of the temple that would occur under the emperor Titus in A.D. 70. The disciples saw this as a catastrophic event signaling the end of the age-the time He would establish His earthly kingdom. Yet they failed to grasp the larger picture. Jesus' response includes a warning that reaches all who follow Christ throughout the Church Age. Take notes of the specifics: Warnings to avoid deceptive individuals. Prophecies of natural and political calamities. Before Christs' return, those who serve the Lord will suffer persecution. and most importantly, a call for Christians to reject fear and focus on the Lord. Stand firm in faith. Perseverance is the hallmark of all who serve Christ in the end times. Those who endure willwin the prize (Philippians 3:14).
[For Pesonal Reflection] What are some ways a false prophet can deceive a follower of Christ?
WATCH AND PRAY (LUKE 21:29-36)
See You In Sunday School Next Week!!!!
Copyright Reference: Radiant Life, Volume 99 Number 1 Sep. Oct. Nov. 2017 by Gospel Publishing House, 1445 N. Boonville Ave, Springfield, Mo 65802.
Dr. June Normil