The Return of the King

Matthew 24-25

Their Question:  When will this happen and what will be the sign of your coming and the end of the age?

  1. God is in control of history.  (ch 24)
  1. Some things in the discourse point to the destruction of Jerusalem.  
  1. Some things in the discourse point to the Day of the Lord and the return of Christ.  
  1. He who stands firm to the end will be saved. (ch 25)
  1. Ten Virgins:  Watchfulness
  1. Talents:  Investment
  1. Sheep & Goats:  Integrity

Questions for group or individual reflection:  

  1. According to verses 24:4-25, what things must happen before Christ returns?  
  1. How many of those things have happened already?  
  1. Why is it important for us to be “watchful” and what are we watching for?  (24:42-44; 25:13) 
  1. Is the lazy servant’s opinion of the master in 25:24-25 an accurate description of the character of God?  Is it a common opinion?  
  1. According to 25:40, who are Christ’s brothers?