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When Will the End Be? Matthew 24.36-44

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Question:When will the end be?
Jesus is coming to restore all things.There will be no more dying and no more fear.Jesus gives the disciples the hope of His return.He wants them to have assurance.
“When are you doing to all these things?” the disciples wonder.We do this with other things in our lives as well.For example, when someone gets engaged we ask, “When’s the date?”When someone is about to graduate we want to know the graduation date.We want to have the details.This is a natural curiosity.We have the same questions the disciples had.
Answer: We do not know when Jesus will return. There’s the answer!It’s an important answer.This is the most important future event of our lives, when Jesus answers the disciples in verse 36:
36“But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only. 
Jesus says clearly that no one knows.Sometimes it makes national news when someone has created a complicated mathematical formula or has…
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