Matthew 24:1 - 24:3
In this study by Steve Gregg, the focus is on Matthew 24:1-3, which describes a discourse on the rising of nations against each other and the destruction of the temple. Gregg notes that the events described in the discourse had already taken place by the time Matthew wrote his gospel. The disciples' questions about when these things would happen and what sign would indicate their occurrence provide insight into their desire for Jesus to set up his kingdom on earth. However, Jesus warns that the end of the age will not be signaled by these events alone but by the breaking of his covenant and the disobedience of his followers.