This weekend at Eastbrook Church I concluded our “Crossroads” series, which traces Jesus’ time in Jerusalem before the crucifixion and corresponds with our Lenten journey to the Cross. This final message is entitled “The Final Move” and looks at one of Jesus’ most difficult teachings in Luke 21:5-36. It is difficult in two senses. First, it is difficult to understand and many scholars have a variety of opinions on this passage. It is difficult in a second sense in that Jesus’ words are very challenging and sobering to hear.
Also, join in with the daily devotional and reading plan for this series here.
The Time and the End (Luke 21:5-11)
The time of destruction
The end of all things
Persecution and Perseverance (Luke 21:12-19)
Persecution will come
It is an opportunity to give testimony to Jesus
It is an opportunity to show perseverance
Two Ends: Jerusalem and Human History (Luke 21:20-33)
Jerusalem’s destruction in AD 70: a sign of the end
Christ’s return at the end of history: the end of all signs
The Calling of the Christian in Light of the Times and the End (Luke 21:34-36)