The Day When Christ Will Return

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June 14, 2015 FCBC Sermon #1504 Matthew 24:36-44 “ONLY THE FATHER KNOWS” “The Day When Christ Will Return.” My grand-kids are getting to the point where they love to play hide and seek. But they really don’t play it well. First, there is the issue of counting. It is difficult to be patient enough to count to ten and there is the problem that if you don’t know 2,3,4,5,6 go in the middle you get to ten really fast. And it’s so fun to say “Ready or Not, Here I Come” they want to just skip to that part. Then there is the ongoing problem of where to hide which basically requires an understanding of the issue of hiding. Curling up on the couch or the bed is not hiding, nor is standing behind the door and…show more content…
This uncertainty is beneficial for our spiritual life.” Jesus is still answering the disciples questions asked in Matthew 24:3 "As he sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?”" (Matthew 24:3, ESV) The setting is the Mount of Olives. The lessons are called the Olivet Discourse. The longest answer Jesus gave to any line of questioning. The first part of their question: “When will these things be?” relates to the destruction of Jerusalem and the temple and is graphically described in verses 15-28. The second part of their question relates to knowing the sign of Christ’s coming and we looked at that last week in verses 29-35. And regarding the question of the end of the age, the disciples are told they cannot know when the end of the age is in verse 36. Only the Father knows. Which brings a question to our minds? Does Jesus know now? John MacArthur says: “Although He was fully God as well as fully man (John 1:1, 14), Christ voluntarily restricted His use of certain divine attributes when He became flesh. "Who though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be
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