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March 17, 2019 - The World Won't Last Forever (Mark 13:1-27)

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  1.  The setting (V. 1-4)

Luke 19:41-44 - And when he drew near and saw the city, he wept over it, saying, “Would that you, even you, had known of this day the things that make for peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes. For the days will come upon you, when your enemies will set up a barricade around you and surround you and hem you in on every side.”

2. Warnings against deceptions (V. 5-8)

A. Spiritual Confusion

B. Military conflicts

C. Natural calamities

3. Warnings about personal danger during persecution (V. 9-13)

A. We can bear witness to Christ even when persecuted

B. We can carry the gospel to every people group on the planet

4. The coming crisis (V. 14-23)

1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 - For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, which the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord.

Matthew 24:21 - For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been from the beginning of the world until now, no, and never will be.

Daniel 9:27 - And he shall make a strong covenant with many for one week, and for half of the week he shall put an end to sacrifice and offering. And on the wing of abominations shall come one who makes desolate, until the decreed end is poured out on the desolator.

2 Thessalonians 2:3-4 - Let no one deceive you in any way. For that day will not come, unless the rebellion comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction.

5. The second coming of the Son of Man. (V. 24-27)

2 Thessalonians 2:8 - And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will kill with the breath of his mouth and bring to nothing by the appearance of his coming.

Zechariah 14:3-4 - The the Lord will go out and fight against those nations as when he fights on the day of battle. On that day his feet shall stand on the Mount of Olives that lies before Jerusalem on the east, and the Mount of Olives shall be split in two from east to west by a very wide valley, so that one half of the mount shall move northward, and the other half southward.