Scripture: Mark 13:14-37


Hermeneutics = proper interpretation and understanding of Scripture

Rules of Good Hermeneutics

1. Historical and cultural context
2. Purpose of the book
3. Understanding immediate context
4. Literary form & word meaning
5. Theological analysis

Abomination of Desolation

“Standing were he ought not be”
(Let the reader understand)
Multiple fulfillments
• 167 BC
• 70 AD
• Middle of Great Tribulation

Coming of the Son of Man

Joel 3:14-15
2 Peter 3:10
Revelation 8:10-12
Daniel 7:13
1 Thessalonians 4:13-5:11

Fig Tree’s Lesson

This generation will not pass away until all these things take place.

Stay Awake!

Be on guard
Stay awake!

Summary Commands

v. 23 Be on your guard‌
v. 28 Learn from this lesson‌
v. 33 Be on guard! Keep awake! ‌
v. 35 Stay awake! Be alert ‌
v. 37 Stay awake!

Titus 2:12-13 Be holy

Take Aways

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
– John 3:16 (ESV)

Relying on Holy Spirit?

Confidence in God’s Word?

Live like you believe it?

When was last time you shared the Gospel?

Living consciously or complacently?

Living deliberately and intentionally?

Don’t go to heave full of regrets!