May we be a people who grieve over our sin, who pray, “Yet not what I will, but what you will,” and who receive the grace that is offered us in our weakness by God in Christ Jesus.
In the presence of those who would later betray Him, Jesus offers redemption. Through Christ, we are granted repentance and the assurance that Christ will return to restore all things.
There are those who want Jesus for what He can do for them, and there are those who want Jesus for Jesus. A sacrifice of love from an unnamed woman reminds us that following Jesus is costly, but that Jesus is worth it all.
Jesus closes His eschatological discourse with the assurance that He will return. As His followers, we are to wait for Jesus to come and live today as though His return is near.
When Christ returns, all that is wrong will be made right, all our sorrows will be turned to joy, all our tribulation will be turned to peace, because Christ is our Conquering King.
When asked about the signs of the end, Jesus prepared His followers for what was to come and gave us the promise of God’s preserving grace in the midst of trials and tribulation.
The Bible teaches that Jesus is the Son of David and the divine Son of God. In this passage, Jesus gives two radically different responses to His Lordship.
What is essential to enter the kingdom of God? Jesus teaches us that our obedience to the commandments of God isn’t enough, but that what we need is Jesus.
As Jesus responded to the Sadducees' question about life after death, He shows us the importance of living with the end in mind.
When Jesus was approached with a question about paying taxes to Caesar, His response revealed whether or not Christians should obey the government, but it also revealed a deeper question about whether or not we belong to the kingdom of God.