Summary: Jesus' prediction of the time of His return.

Certain Return at an Uncertain Time

Matthew 24:32-41

I. A Parable (32-33)

A. Discernment

1. Observation

2. Knowledge

B. Disclosure

II. A Promise (34-36)

A. Permanence of Israel

1. ‘Generation’ – nation, or nationality

2. Isaiah 10:21-22, “The remnant shall return,

even the remnant of Jacob, unto the mighty

God. For though thy people Israel be as the

sand of the sea, yet a remnant of them shall

return: the consumption decreed shall

overflow with righteousness.”

3. Romans 9:27, “Esaias also crieth concerning

Israel, Though the number of the children of

Israel be as the sand of the sea, a remnant

shall be saved:”

B. Permanence of God’s Word

1. 1 Peter 1:24-25a, “The grass withereth, and

the flower thereof falleth away: But the word

of the Lord endureth for ever.”

III. A Picture (37-41)

A. Involvement in the pursuits of life

1. Chose the good over the best

2. Business as usual

B. Ignorant of the coming judgment

1. Unexpected

a. ‘Knew not’ (39a)

b. No warning

2. Inescapable

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