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Matthew 24 - NIV

3 As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately. “Tell us,” they said, “when will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?”

4 Jesus answered: “Watch out that no one deceives you.

5 For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and will deceive many.

6 You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come.

7 Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places.

8 All these are the beginning of birth pains.

9 “Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me.

10 At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other,

11 and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people.

12 Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold,

13 but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved.

14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.

15 “So when you see standing in the holy place ‘the abomination that causes desolation,’[a] spoken of through the prophet Daniel—let the reader understand—

16 then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains.

17 Let no one on the housetop go down to take anything out of the house.

18 Let no one in the field go back to get their cloak.

19 How dreadful it will be in those days for pregnant women and nursing mothers!

20 Pray that your flight will not take place in winter or on the Sabbath.

21 For then there will be great distress, unequaled from the beginning of the world until now—and never to be equaled again.

22 “If those days had not been cut short, no one would survive, but for the sake of the elect those days will be shortened.

23 At that time if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Messiah!’ or, ‘There he is!’ do not believe it.

24 For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.

25 See, I have told you ahead of time.

26 “So if anyone tells you, ‘There he is, out in the wilderness,’ do not go out; or, ‘Here he is, in the inner rooms,’ do not believe it.

27 For as lightning that comes from the east is visible even in the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.

28 Wherever there is a carcass, there the vultures will gather.

29 “Immediately after the distress of those days

“‘the sun will be darkened,
and the moon will not give its light;
the stars will fall from the sky,
and the heavenly bodies will be shaken.’[b]

30 “Then will appear the sign of the Son of Man in heaven. And then all the peoples of the earth[c] will mourn when they see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven, with power and great glory.[d]

31 And he will send his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other.

32 “Now learn this lesson from the fig tree: As soon as its twigs get tender and its leaves come out, you know that summer is near.

33 Even so, when you see all these things, you know that it[e] is near, right at the door.

34 Truly I tell you, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened.

35 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.

The Day and Hour Unknown

36 “But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son,[f] but only the Father.

37 As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man.

38 For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark;

39 and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man.

40 Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other left.

41 Two women will be grinding with a hand mill; one will be taken and the other left.

42 “Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come.

43 But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into.

44 So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.


a. Matthew 24:15 Daniel?9:27; 11:31; 12:11
b. Matthew 24:29 Isaiah?13:10; 34:4
c. Matthew 24:30 See Daniel 7:13-14.
d. Matthew 24:30 Or the tribes of the land
e. Matthew 24:33 Or he
f. Matthew 24:36 Some manuscripts do not have nor the Son.

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I. G. Spong avatar
Are we Ready?
Shared by: I. G. Spong on Nov, 2016
Summary: Are we ready for his coming?
Scripture: Matthew 24:36-44
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 18
Craig Condon avatar
Be Prepared for Christ’s Return
Shared by: Craig Condon on Nov, 2016
Summary: The central theme of the reading from Matthew 24:36-44 is promise. Jesus promises that when he returns he will gather his people. We don’t need to be afraid of the Great Tribulation or the Battle of Armageddon. Jesus will be with us. He will protect us.
Stephen Belokur avatar
Persecution and Thanksgiving
Shared by: Stephen Belokur on Nov, 2016
Summary: Believers in many parts of the world are suffering persecution ranging from mild oppression to beheadings while we in the west seem to waltz through life without giving this persecution a second thought. What should we make of this disparity?
W Pat Cunningham avatar
The End and the Reward
Shared by: W Pat Cunningham on Nov, 2016
Summary: Paul is not focusing on sinful behavior we should avoid, but on exemplary behavior we should practice.
Scripture: Matthew 24:15-35
Denomination: Catholic
Views: 66
Ernie Arnold avatar
Clocks, Glocks and the Christian Cross Walk
Shared by: Ernie Arnold on Nov, 2016
Summary: There are three different ways people have chosen to live between the two Advents of Christ. We are not called to be clock watchers or to put our safety in Glocks and locks. We are called to be Cross bearers and Cross Walkers this Advent Season
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The Attitude of the Evangelist
Shared by: W Pat Cunningham on Aug, 2016
Summary: We must always understand that we are weak and prone to sin and laziness. We must always ask to be filled with the spirit of Jesus, so that He can work through us.
Scripture: Matthew 24:42-51
Denomination: Catholic
Views: 46
Blair Phibbs avatar
Hope and Endurance
Shared by: Blair Phibbs on Jul, 2016
Summary: The effect that hope has on our ability to endure in faith.
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Scripture: Matthew 24:12-13
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 393
Coz von avatar
The war to end all wars
Shared by: Coz von on Jun, 2016
Summary: World war one was followed by WW2 - There is another world war coming.
Coz von avatar
How will the world end?
Shared by: Coz von on Jun, 2016
Summary: Matthew 24: There will be wars, rumors of wars, pestilence and earthquakes, all these are the beginning of sorrows, but the end is not yet: So what is the difference between tabloid sensationalism and the Bibles predictions - and How will the world end?
Leighton (Lee) Vary avatar
Signs of the End of the Age
Shared by: Leighton (Lee) Vary on Jun, 2016
Summary: Jesus tells His disciples what will happen during the time that He is gone
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More About the End of the Age
Shared by: Leighton (Lee) Vary on Jun, 2016
Summary: Jesus continues His dissertation concerning the end of the age
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The Coming of Christ
Shared by: Leighton (Lee) Vary on Jun, 2016
Summary: We are told the precise day of Christ's Return in relation to the Tribulation Period. We just don't know when that will begin.
Scripture: Matthew 24:29-31
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 198
Leighton (Lee) Vary avatar
The Parable of the Fig Tree
Shared by: Leighton (Lee) Vary on Jun, 2016
Summary: Jesus tell the parable of the fig tree, what does it mean
Scripture: Matthew 24:32-41
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 372
Leighton (Lee) Vary avatar
The Lord’s Return and the Christian’s Duty
Shared by: Leighton (Lee) Vary on Jun, 2016
Summary: The parable of faithful servant and the wicked servant
Scripture: Matthew 24:42-51
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 204
Jerry Cosper avatar
Signs of the End Times
Shared by: Jerry Cosper on May, 2016
Summary: Preachers have been preaching about the end times and how they are approaching quickly for many, many years. But when is that going to be?
Mike Evans avatar
God's Great Wake Up Call, Part 2
Shared by: Mike Evans on May, 2016
Summary: Part 2 of the sermon series on God's calling to Save Israel and America form the threat of Radical Islam.
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Scripture: Matthew 24:32-44
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 2,180
Viji Roberts avatar
Shared by: Viji Roberts on Mar, 2016
Summary: The longest answer given by Jesus to the disciples' question. What message do we have for us today from the Olivet Discourse.
Scripture: Matthew 24:1-35
Denomination: Brethren
Views: 150
Rudolf E. Y. Mensah avatar
3 Reasons Why We Have Fake Pastors Today
Shared by: Rudolf E. Y. Mensah on Mar, 2016
Summary: False prophets, teachers and anti-Christs are on the rampage and doing many great signs and wonders, deceiving and luring many into their satanic churches. My sermon is here to share just three reasons why we have all these fake pastors with with miracles
Scripture: Matthew 24:24
Denomination: Charismatic
Views: 283
Robert Sickler avatar
Is what sounds good always good?
Shared by: Robert Sickler on Jan, 2016
Summary: What pleases the ear is not always sound doctrine; yet, what pleases the ear is what people want to hear. What is sound doctrine regarding Jesus' return?
Maurice McCarthy avatar
Life Unedited
Shared by: Maurice McCarthy on Jan, 2016
Summary: The doctrine of omniscience teaches that God knows everything that is going to happen. Yet there are times that He speaks to us about different possibilities for life, and in particular this morning He teaches us that prayer can affect your future.
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Scripture: Matthew 24:20-21
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 2,404
Rick Boyne avatar
Advent 1 & 2
Shared by: Rick Boyne on Dec, 2015
Summary: The celebration of the first Advent reminds us that Jesus is coming again.
Scripture: Matthew 24:1-14
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 110
Craig Condon avatar
What’s the Greatest Rule of All?
Shared by: Craig Condon on Nov, 2015
Summary: If we follow the two Great Commandments we will naturally obey the rest of the Commandments…and we won’t need a long list of things we can and can’t do.
W Pat Cunningham avatar
The Forbearance of Our Lord
Shared by: W Pat Cunningham on Nov, 2015
Summary: Why does God not put an end to all the terror and sin? Because of His loving forbearance, which we are called to participate in.
Scripture: Matthew 24:15-35
Denomination: Catholic
Views: 173
Ian Humphrey avatar
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Scripture: Matthew 24:36-51
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 187
Bob Faulkner avatar
Rapture, Judgment, Tribulation
Shared by: Bob Faulkner on Oct, 2015
Summary: A series of events will most certainly come to planet Earth one day, maybe soon. Here are a group of sermonettes covering some of them.
Andy Grossman avatar
Surviving the Coming Days
Shared by: Andy Grossman on Oct, 2015
Summary: Christian persecution and how to survive it.
Rick Crandall avatar
The Second Coming of Christ - Part 6: Be Ready for the Rapture
Shared by: Rick Crandall on Oct, 2015
Summary: Jesus stresses 3 essentials related to our readiness: 1. The priority for us to be ready (Matt 24:40-44). 2. The proof that we are ready (Matt 24:45-51). 3. The way to prepare (Matt 25:1-13).
Scripture: Matthew 24:40-25:13
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 684
Rick Crandall avatar
The Second Coming of Christ - Part 5: We Go Flying in the Sky
Shared by: Rick Crandall on Oct, 2015
Summary: Regarding the Rapture: 1. Don't invest too much in the debate. 2. Do be informed about the difference. 3. Do be inspired by the details.
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The Second Coming of Christ - Part 4
Shared by: Rick Crandall on Oct, 2015
Summary: God Talks about the Timing: 1. The timing of the season should be studied (vs. 32-35). 2. Our knowledge of the day has been delayed (vs. 36-39). 3. The need to prepare is paramount (vs. 37-44).
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The Second Coming of Christ - Part 3
Shared by: Rick Crandall on Oct, 2015
Summary: When it comes to end times we see the: 1. Problem of the Temple (vs. 14-15). 2. Pride of the Antichrist (vs. 15-16). 3. Pressure of the tribulation (vs. 16-21). 4. Promise of the Lord's salvation (vs. 22-28 & 13-14). 5. Panic of the ungodly (vs. 29-31).