End Times: Hand-Picked for Jesus’ Team!

Alpha & Omega Study Chapter 5

Recorded February 16, 2017

Reviewing Chapter 4 then digging into the parables in Matthew 24 & 25, to learn what God expects of us while we wait for Christ’s return.

The greatest take-away from these chapters is the realization that you were hand-picked out of all of humanity, to be alive now, because Jesus wanted YOU to be on His team when He physically takes His role on the earth for the millennial kingdom. How can you prepare, what does He expect you to be doing while you wait for His return?

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For more teaching with Mik on Matthew Chapters 24 & 25, visit the Stand and Wait site:

Matthew 24 & 25


Recommended Viewing:

This week, our class is taking a field trip to see “Is Genesis Real” in the theater. I highly recommend that you look this movie up and watch it with as many friends and family members as you can assemble.

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It’s important to get non-media perspectives on what is happening in Europe, because the media and the governments of countries like the UK, Germany and Sweden can’t be relied upon to give accurate information about the refugee crisis. This video was taken on the streets of London and is just a snapshot of what is going on.


Mapping: Jesus’ Timeline

Alpha & Omega Study Chapter 4

February 16, 2017

When people want to learn about the “end times,” often they think to begin with a study of Revelations. It’s more helpful to start with Jesus instead. In Matthew 24:3, the disciples asked Jesus about the end of the age, and the signs of His return, and Jesus talked for two chapters. This is the last real teaching moment recorded before the Upper Room and Judas’ betrayal, which makes this, from what we can tell, one of Jesus’ final instructions and information shared with His inner circle.

Some teachers will break these chapters into many small pieces, and can preach months worth of sermons on each little piece, but unless you read them as one answer to one basic question, you will miss the point entirely. Jesus gave as much information as He was allowed to give to help US understand the times WE live in, and his use of “time clue words” can help us understand where we are in this timeline, what to expect next, and approximately when to expect the rapture to occur.

In this chapter’s homework, you will look for these time clue words in Matthew 24, and see for yourself how very specific Jesus was, without giving away the Father’s exact strategy for the end of this age. Maybe you will be surprised at the order in which Jesus lays out these events. How do Jesus’ time clues line up with what you’ve always been taught, or previously understood?

We’ll be coming back to this chapter many times throughout the course of this study. We will review this together in the Chapter 5 video.

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