Matthew 24



In Matthew 24, Jesus provides insights into the signs of the end times, encourages preparedness and faithfulness, and emphasizes the importance of serving others in anticipation of the final judgment.


  1. The Disciples' Question (Matthew 24:1-3): As Jesus and his disciples are leaving the temple, the disciples marvel at the building, prompting Jesus to foretell the destruction of the temple. Later, the disciples ask him about the signs of his coming and the end of the age.

  2. Signs of the End Times (Matthew 24:4-35): Jesus describes various signs that will precede his second coming and the end of the age. These include false messiahs, wars, famines, earthquakes, persecution of believers, and an increase in lawlessness. He emphasizes the importance of endurance and faithfulness during these difficult times.

  3. The Coming of the Son of Man (Matthew 24:36-51): Jesus stresses that no one knows the exact day or hour of his return, emphasizing the need for constant readiness. He compares his return to the days of Noah, where people were unaware until the flood came. He encourages vigilance and faithful service.