Jesus on the Future

GUWG-Temple-2014We continue our journey into every word spoken by Jesus in the Gospels to help us all KNOW JESUS MORE NOW.

It’s Jesus’ final week on earth. He and his disciples were leaving the temple, which prompted this conversation:

One of his disciples said to him, “Look, Teacher! What massive stones! What magnificent buildings!”

“Do you see all these great buildings?” replied Jesus. “Not one stone here will be left on another, every one will be thrown down.”

Later, as Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives across from the temple, Peter, James, John and Andrew came to him him privately. They asked him when this would happen and what the sign would be of “his coming and of the end of the age.”

Jesus’ response blew their minds and still boggles theologians today. Few people have read this critically important passage — known as the Olivet Discourse — all the way through in one sitting. Don’t be one of those people. Please read it right now, asking the Spirit to help you dive deeeeeply into each word: