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The Unknown Hour
Jesus’ response involves three elements:
Watch Out: Chaos Happens (v.5-8)
- An environment of chaos can lead to confusion.
- An environment of chaos can breed charlatans.
- Jesus’ command: stay focused.
Watch Out: Persecution Arises (v.9-20)
- Persecution will come from various sources.
- Persecution will come because you follow Jesus.
- Persecution will provide an opportunity to proclaim the Gospel.
- Jesus’ command: stay faithful.
Watch Out: Deceivers Exist (v.21-23)
- Deceivers will pervert the Truth of Christ.
- Deceivers will prove completely convincing.
- Jesus’ command: stay rooted.
Watch Out: Stay Awake (v.24-37)
- The return of Christ will be visible, personal, and unmistakable.
- Guessing about the signs is no substitute for ongoing obedience.
- Jesus’ command: stay confident.