Plantation SDA Church
Deeper Season 3 Episode 10: How Close Is the End?
Join us as Pastor Joseph Salajan continues Season 3 of Deeper. Deep study into the book of Matthew
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  • Plantation SDA Church
    400 NW 118th Ave, Plantation, FL 33325, USA
    Wednesday 7:30 PM
Deeper Theme: The destruction of Jerusalem is a prefiguration of the end of the world. The end of the world will be as real as the end of Jerusalem was. Watch and be ready…!
Did the disciples make a difference between the end of the Temple and the end of that age?

It seems that they saw one single event:

(Acts 1:6 NKJ)
Does Jesus in His answer make a difference between the 2 events?

Jesus’ discourse is well structured

A – Destruction of Jerusalem (Matt. 24:4-20)

B – Christ’s Coming/Parusia (Matt. 24:21-31)

A’ – Destruction of Jerusalem (Matt. 24:32-35)

B’ – Christ’s Coming/Parusia (Matt. 24:36-44)
What “end” is Jesus referring to, the end of the Temple, or the end of that age?

Telos – the word for “end”

Synteleia: the word for “the end of the age”
What “end” is Jesus referring to, the end of the Temple, or the end of that age?

Telos – the word for “end”

Synteleia – the word for “the end of the age”
Was the Gospel preached in all the world by that time?

…the truth of the gospel, which has come to you, as it
has also in all the world (Col. 1:5-6)

…the gospel which you heard, which was preached to
every creature under heaven (Col. 1:23 NKJ)

Romans 10:18
This seems to be the end of the age. What is the next segment about?

It turns back to the twofold question:

Temple

End of the age
Take Away

Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord is coming.
(24:42)

• Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect. (24:44)
What is the meaning of “all these things”?

"Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?”

See next verse…
What does it mean “this generation”?

The generation that lived about the year
AD 31.

A generation in the Bible = 40 years ➔ AD
70 – Destruction of Jerusalem
Did Jesus know the day and hour of His coming?

Mk. 13:32 NKJ
Does that mean that to this day Jesus doesn’t know the day and hour of His coming?

God is omniscient

Jesus is God ➔

Jesus is omniscient