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Lesson 121: What not to do when it seems like the end of the world but isn’t, Part I (Luke 21:5-24)

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(Part I) Literature about the end of the world has often done well in the bookstores. There’s a kind of intrigue we have over the mystery of whether or not tragedy will strike when we least expect it or if there are perhaps signs that are leading up to an apocalypse. Jesus’s disciples might have been interested in such books since we see them asking Him for clarification regarding similar matters. They likely thought that if anyone would have insight in this area, certainly it would be Him. Pastor Daniel helps us enter into this text by reminding us that “whether your world is crumbling or the entire cosmos is coming to an end, God’s kingdom still stands—act accordingly.” What should we not do when we falsely assume that it’s the end of the word? 1) Don’t be led astray. 2) Don’t be terrified by social upheavals. 3) Don’t be surprised by natural disasters. 4) Don’t wilt when persecuted.

Summary by Seth Kempf, Bethany Community Church Staff

Related Topics: Christian Life, Eschatology (Things to Come)

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