SERMON OUTLINE

“What Did Jesus Know? Matthew 24 -25: End Times and Judgment” Book by Dr. Scott T. Arnold”

What Did Jesus Know?
“Christ Comes in Great Power and Glory”

Week 5: Matthew 24:29-36 ~  6/28/2020
Dr. Scott T. Arnold ~ First Baptist Church of Los Angeles, CA


“When the Day Comes Everyone will know it”


Sermon Outline:

I. The Great Tribulation, and Jesus Christ comes (v.29-30)

  1. Distressful days conclude with cosmic events (29)
    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.’

    1. The sun will be darkened
    2. The moon will not give its light
    3. Stars will fall from the sky (meteorites?)
    4. Heavenly bodies are shaken (planets?)
  2. All People will mourn when Jesus appears  (30)
    30 “Then will appear the sign of the Son of Man in heaven. And then all the peoples of the earth will mourn when they see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven, with power and great glory.
    1. People will see the sign of the Son of Man in heaven
    2. People will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds
      1. with power
      2. with glory


II. Jesus gathers God’s elect  (v.31)
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.  

  1. Angels are sent out with a loud trumpet call
  2. Angels will gather God’s elect from among the nations
  3. Angels will gather God’s elect from areas beyond our knowledge


III. Awareness of the signs  (v.32-33)

  1. Learning from the Fig Tree (32) 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.
  2. Nearness and urgency (33) 33  Even so, when you see all these things, you know that it is near, right at the door.

IV. The church age will culminate in fulfillment  (34)
34 Truly I tell you, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened.


V. The words of Jesus are faithful and constant (35)
35 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.

VI. The exact time of Jesus Christ’s Second Coming is unknown (36)
36 “But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.

  1. No human can know
  2. Angels do not know
  3. Jesus the Son does not know
  4. Only God the Father knows

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.’  30 “Then will appear the sign of the Son of Man in heaven. And then all the peoples of the earth will mourn when they see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven, with power and great glory.  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 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. 36 “But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. Mat 24:34-36     –  Matthew 24:29-36

Questions for Discussion:

  1. In the things Jesus taught in Matthew 24:29-36, what did Jesus teach that gives you hope for the future?  What did He teach that is troubling?
  2. What are some examples of what makes it difficult to “stand firm” in the faith? What are some inspiring examples of how people of faith are standing up for justice and righteousness?

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