He Who Endures to the End, part 2 (Luke 21:20-38)

The Olivet Discourse comes at the end of a section of Luke’s gospel that began with Jesus entering Jerusalem and pronouncing judgment on the temple (Luke 19:41-44). In this teaching, Jesus is speaking directly to his disciples primarily about the the future fall of Jerusalem and the destruction of the temple. He calls them to faithful endurance and confident gospel witness in the face of trial and tribulation. But what does this teaching have to do with disciples of Jesus today, living after 70 AD? How should we understand some of the difficult language Jesus uses here? In this sermon, Pastor Matt explains that the fall of Jerusalem foreshadows the great and terrible day of the Lord, but that salvation from God’s holy wrath can be found by grace through faith in his Son.

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