JESUS IS in Jerusalem and, knowing that his time is short, begins to speak of his return, both directly and in parables. We discuss the parable of the wedding feast and what it means that some at the feast will be bound and cast into outer darkness, the abomination that causes desolation (another “already but not yet” fulfillment of prophecy), Jesus’ condemnation of the scribes and Pharisees, and his citation of Psalm 110:1, showing that Messiah is greater than David and not merely a human descendant of Israel’s first great king.
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MARRIAGE AND divorce can be sensitive topics, so it’s no wonder the scribes and Pharisees tried to use them to trip up Jesus. As with every encounter between them, however, Jesus turned the tables and discredited his antagonists.
We discuss the request by James and John to sit at Jesus’ right hand in his kingdom, the cursing of the fig tree, Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem, and several well-known parables, including the rich young ruler, the laborers in the vineyard, and the parable of the tenants.
THE TROUBLES of this world can be a huge obstacle to following Christ. Money, family, social status, possessions, and even religious tradition can distract us from prioritizing our lives in the proper order.
We also discuss the Parable of the Prodigal Son and the prophetic implications of Luke 17:20-37, which parallels Matthew 24:3-44. Luke adds “just as it was in the days of Lot” to the “days of Noah” reference we’re familiar with from Matthew. Does this mean a return of the Nephilim “who were on the earth in those days, and also afterward”?