1. Read the headings in Mark 13:1-13.

  2. Find the Temple and the Mount of Olives on the map of Jerusalem.

  3. Highlight verses 10 and 13 of chapter 13.

  4. Read Mark 13:1-13.

  5. Consider the following questions.

FYI: In the year 67 A.D., the Jews in Palestine revolted against the Romans.  The revolution was ended in 70 A.D. when the Romans triumphed, captured Jerusalem, and destroyed the Temple so that "not one stone was left on another."

If you knew that the world was going to end tomorrow, what would you do today?

  • Eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow we die!

  • Get all my family and friends together for a final goodbye.

  • Do exactly what I normally do.

  • Plant a tree.

  • Live it up like there was no tomorrow.

  • Start praying to God like there was no tomorrow.

  • Stand on a street corner with a sign saying, "The end is near!"

When the disciples hear that the Temple will be destroyed, what questions do they have for Jesus?  (13:4)  What is Jesus' first words of advice to them? (13:5)

In 13:10, Jesus says that the Gospel must first be preached to all the nations before the end.  How does this statement make you feel about world missions?

Do you feel in any way as though you are hated by all for the sake of Jesus' name? (13:13)