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Jesus talks about future events

The destruction of Jerusalem and future events.
Contributed by Sweet Publishing
Story also available on our translated websites: Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Simplified Chinese
As they were leaving the temple, some of Jesus’ disciples remarked how the temple was adorned with beautiful stones and with gifts dedicated to God. – Slide 1
The time will come, ‘Jesus warned, ‘when not one stone will be left on another. Every one of them will be thrown down.’ – Slide 2
As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives opposite the temple, Peter, James, John and Andrew asked, ‘Tell us, when will these things happen? And what signs will there be that these things are about to take place?’ – Slide 3
Jesus answered, ‘Don’t be deceived for many imposters will come in my name, claiming to be the Messiah. – Slide 4
‘When you hear of wars and rumours of wars, do not be alarmed. Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. – Slide 5
‘There will be great earthquakes, and famines in many lands, and epidemics, and terrifying things happening in the heavens. – Slide 6
‘You will be handed over to be persecuted and be hated because of me. Many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other. The love of most will grow cold, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved. – Slide 7
‘They will put you in prison, and you will be brought before kings and governors, and all on account of my name. – Slide 8
‘Don’t worry how you will defend yourselves. I will give you words and wisdom that none of your enemies will be able to resist or contradict. – Slide 9
‘Stand firm, and you will win life. The gospel will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come. – Slide 10
‘When you see Jerusalem being surrounded by armies, you will know that its destruction has arrived. If you are in Jerusalem, try to escape to the mountains, and those outside the city must not attempt to return. – Slide 11
‘How dreadful it will be for pregnant women and nursing mothers! – Slide 12
‘There will be great distress in the land and wrath against this people. – Slide 13
‘They will be killed, or sent away as exiles and captives to all the nations of the world. (This was fulfilled in AD 70 when the Romans completely destroyed Jerusalem and Jewish survivors were forced into exile). – Slide 14
‘Jerusalem will be trampled on by the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles has come to an end. – Slide 15
There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. The sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light. Stars will fall from the sky, and the heavenly bodies will be shaken. – Slide 16
‘Nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea. People will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world. – Slide 17
‘Then the peoples of the earth shall see me, the Messiah, coming in a cloud with power and great glory. When all these things begin to happen, stand straight and look up! For your salvation is near. – Slide 18
‘Look at the fig tree, or any other tree. When the leaves come out, you know that summer is near. In the same way, when you see these events taking place you can be sure that the Kingdom of God is near and the end of this age has come. Heaven and earth may pass away, but my words will never pass away. – Slide 19
‘Watch out! Don’t let my sudden coming catch you unawares. Don’t let me find you living in careless ease, carousing and drinking, and occupied with the problems of this life, like everyone else.’ – Slide 20
Jesus concluded, ‘Watch and pray that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen, and that you may be able to stand before the Son of Man.’ – Slide 21
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