As Jesus sat on the Mount of Olives, four of His disciples came to Him and asked, "What shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?"
In response, Jesus presented a discourse outlining the whole history of the church from that time until the end. It is recorded in Matthew 24, Mark 13, and Luke 21. Here is an overview of that discourse. It has seven parts.
|PART OF DISCOURSE||TIME PERIOD||VERSES IN MATTHEW 24||VERSES IN MARK 13||VERSES IN LUKE 21|
|The Disciples' Question||A.D. 31||1-3||1-4||5-7|
|Early Signs||A.D. 31-70||4-14||5-13||8-19|
|The Destruction of Jerusalem||A.D. 70||15-20||14-18||20-23|
|The Church Under Persecution||A.D. 70-1776||21-28||19-23||24|
|Signs of the End||1780-1833||29||24, 25||25, 26|
|The Coming of Christ||Very soon||30, 31||26, 27||27|
|Watching and Being Ready||At all times||32-51||28-37||28-38|