1. Read the headings in Mark 13:14-23.

  2. Find Judea on the map of Palestine.

  3. Highlight verse 23  of chapter 13.

  4. Read Mark 13:14-23.

  5. Consider the following questions.

FYI: The "desolating sacrilege" is a reference to the pagan desecration of the Jerusalem Temple when it was destroyed by the Romans in 70 A.D.

What is the bad news in verses 19-20?

What is the good news in verses 20 and 23?

"Be alert!" Jesus says in verse 23.  How alert and ready would you say that are for the end time?

  • Huh?  I guess I must have dozed off.

  • Could you please repeat the question?

  • I'll be ready in a second.

  • I was born ready.  (I was reborn ready in baptism?)

"I have already told you everything," Jesus says in verse 23.  If you somehow obtained a newspaper from a year in the future, what would be the first thing you would look for?  What would you do with this information?