MATTHEW 24

3 Outlines

 

Matthew 24:5-14

WELCOME TO THE TRIBULATION!

 

Daniel the Prophet talked of 70 weeks in Daniel 9:24-27

These weeks were weeks of years.

69 weeks from the signing of the law to rebuild the temple (Nehemiah 2), the Messiah, the Lord Jesus, was cut off (crucified).

 

There is another week of years, yet to be fulfilled.

We know this period as The Tribulation.

The anti-Christ will sign a covenant with Israel for the first 3 1/2 years.

Then, after 3 1/2 years the he will break that covenant (Daniel 9:27, Matthew 24:15).

In our text I believe that the Lord Jesus is telling us what it will be like during the first 3 1/2 years of the tribulation.

 

FALSE PROPHETS - Vss. 5,11

 

FIERCE WARS - Vss. 607a

 

FRIGHTFUL CATASTROPHES - Vss. 7b-8

 

FERVENT PERSECUTION - Vss. 9-10

 

FORSAKEN LOVE - Vs. 12

 

FAITHFUL SERVICE - Vss. 13-14

 

 

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Matthew 24:42-47

A GOOD SERVANT

 

All those who are saved are servants of the Lord Jesus Christ.  Therefore, all of us can relate to our text.  However, those of us who are pastors and missionaries need to take special heed to this passage.  This might make a good ordination service message.

 

CALLING - "servant" - Vs. 45

 

CHARACTER - "faithful and wise"  - Vs. 45

 

CHARGE - "lead" (rule) and "feed" (give meat) Vs. 46

 

COMMENDATION - "so doing" Vss. 46-47 (See Vss. 42-44 as well.)

 

 

 

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Matthew 24:42-51

FAITHFUL SERVICE

 

The Lord wants us to be faithful until His return. How can you be faithful?

 

BE READY - Vss. 42-44

BE RELIABLE - Vs. 45

BE REWARDED - Vss. 46-47

BE RESISTANT - Vss. 48-51

(Resist acting like an evil servant.)

 

 

 

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