Jerusalem

The destruction of the temple and signs before the end

TEXT: MATTHEW 24:1-28

In this passage, Jesus tells the disciples, in the first two verses, about the destruction of the temple, and of the signs that will occur before He returns to Earth to set up His Kingdom in the rest of the passage.

The destruction of the temple occurred in 70 A.D. The famous historian, Josephus, was an eyewitness to that destruction, and the tale he tells is chilling.

Jesus mourns over Jerusalem

TEXT: MATTHEW 23:37-39

Jesus is ending his visit to the temple, a visit which began in anger when He chased all the concessionaires and money changers out of the temple (Chapter 21), and ended with His sorrow over a Jerusalem without God.

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