Matthew 24:32-44


Nov. 19th 2018




Intro – The disciples had asked Jesus about the signs His second coming and the end of the age. Our text is a part of the Lord’s response to them.  The Rapture will end the church age, the battle of Armageddon will usher in the 2nd Coming of Jesus.




I. The signs of the times. (32-35)


A. vs 15 Abomination of desolation. Dan.9:27, Dan.12:11


B. This happens 3 ½ years into the 7 years of tribulation. (21)


C. Those who witness this will also witness the 2nd Coming.


1. The 2nd coming is given a set time.  (29)


2. Anyone knowing scripture will know the Lord is returning.




II. What happens at the Lord’s 2nd coming?


A. Great signs will take place. (29) Joel 2:30-31


B. All will see Jesus. Acts 1:11, Zech.12:10,


C.  A separation of the believing and unbelieving Jews. (31)


D. He returns with the saints and stands on the earth. Zech.14:4-5, Rev.19:8, 14


E.  Defeat of the anti-Christ. Rev.19:19-20, 2Thess.2:8




III What happens at the Rapture?


A. Jesus comes to rescue the believers. Rev.3:10, 1Thes.1:10, 5:9


B. We will meet Him in the air. 1Thess.4:16-18, 1Cor.15:51-52


C. No one knows the time. (42) 1Thess. 5:1-2


D. But things will appear normal. (38-39)


E. A separation of believers and unbelievers. (40-41)




Con. – Both events are coming soon. Will you be ready? (44)


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