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  1. The Temple is Judged - {PDF Copy} - (When he left the Temple for the last time, Jesus pronounced its coming desolation to his opponents)
  2. Temple Setting of the Discourse - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus gave his final discourse following his final departure from the Jerusalem Temple – Mark 12:41-13:4)
  3. Geographic Scope of the Discourse - {PDF Copy} - (The events predicted by Jesus range from the regional to the universal)
  4. Deceivers and False Prophets - {PDF Copy} - (The Discourse opens with warnings about coming deceivers who propagate false expectations about the end)
  5. Days of Noah - {PDF Copy} - (Just as the unprepared were destroyed by the Flood, so unrepentant men and apostates will be overtaken by destruction when Jesus returns)
  6. The Abomination of Desolation - {PDF Copy} - (When disciples see the abomination of desolation standing where it ought not, they must flee Jerusalem)
  7. The Budding Fig Tree - {PDF Copy} - (The parable of the budding fig tree pointed to the destruction of the Temple predicted by Jesus – Mark 13:28-29)
  8. "This Generation" - {PDF Copy} - (Biblical usage of “this generation” consistently applies the phrase to the generation that was alive at the time it was uttered)
  9. Coming on Clouds - {PDF Copy} - (The whole earth will witness the “Son of Man” arriving on the clouds to gather his “elect” to himself –Mark 13:21-27)
  10. Knowing Times and Seasons - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus did not command his disciples to understand the signs and seasons of his return - it is “not for you to know times and seasons)
  11. His Repeated Warning - {PDF Copy} - (On the Mount of Olives, Jesus reiterated key information that is necessary for his disciples to avoid deception by false prophets)