Our Next Guest Is: The Revealed Will of God

Series: Our Next Guest | Week 11: A Journey Through the Gospel of Mark

Day One Mark 13:32-37

32 “However, no one knows the day or hour when these things will happen, not even the angels in heaven or the Son himself. Only the Father knows. 33 And since you don’t know when that time will come, be on guard! Stay alert!

34 “The coming of the Son of Man can be illustrated by the story of a man going on a long trip. When he left home, he gave each of his slaves instructions about the work they were to do, and he told the gatekeeper to watch for his return. 35 You, too, must keep watch! For you don’t know when the master of the household will return—in the evening, at midnight, before dawn, or at daybreak. 36 Don’t let him find you sleeping when he arrives without warning. 37 I say to you what I say to everyone: Watch for him!”
– Mark 13:32-37 (NLT)

1. What distinction does Jesus make between Himself and His Father in verse 32?
2. How many times in these verses do you see the instruction to keep watch/stay alert?
3. What instructions does the master of the house give before he leaves (verse 34)?

God came to earth in the person of Jesus 2,000 years ago. And, as promised, one day He'll return to establish His eternal kingdom. Until that time, you and I have been given instructions to do the work He left us to do and be watchful for His return. What work has God given you to build His Kingdom as you await His return? Are you eager for that day? Ask God now to root you in His Word so that you'll always be able to discern the work He's calling you to do. Pray and ask for a heart that's eager for His return!

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