Jesus tells the disciples that Jerusalem and the temple, at some future time, are going to be destroyed by the Romans. And Jesus says this is a foreshadowing of the end of the world, of judgment day, of his second coming to earth.
Jesus then tells his disciples to watch and yearn for his coming back to earth. A lot of people, both inside and outside the church, really struggle with this teaching.
Three questions come up immediately: 1) Doesn’t this lead to fanaticism? 2) What difference does it really make? and 3) What does it mean to watch?
This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on September 10, 2006. Series: King's Cross: The Gospel of Mark, Part 2: The Journey to the Cross. Scripture: Mark 13:24-37.
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