ENEMIES OF EXPECTANCY (Mark 13:1-13): A general outline of the chapter:
I. v.1-4 = BEWARE OF DISTRACTION = A. MONEY B. PLEASURE C. Church Bldgs. etc. D. Hand to plow II. v.5-6 = BEWARE OF DECEPTION = A. FALSE TEACHERS [Mt. 24:23-28] B. SIGNS AND WONDERS [DT. 13] C. JUDE D. II PETER III. v.7-8 = BEWARE OF DEPRESSION = A. CARES OF LIFE [MT 6] B. CARES OF RICHES [I TIM 6] C. KEPT IN PERFECT PEACE [ISA. 26:3] D. GUARDED AND GUIDED [PH 4:6-8] IV. v.9-13 = BEWARE OF DEFECTION = A. DESTINED FOR SUFFERING [I TH 3:3-4] B. DON'T BE SURPRISED [I P 4:12-19] C. ALL GODLY WILL SUFFER [II TIM 3:12] D. BLESSED WHEN REVILED [MT 5:11-12] V. v. 14-37 = BE ALERT A. HE PREDICTS [14-19] B. HE PROTECTS [20-32] C. HE EXPECTS [33-47]
So deception, false teachers, false doctrine is a danger that threatens our expectancy of Christ's return. What can we do?
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