Luke 21:38 And all the people came early in the morning to him in the temple, for to hear him.
These past few years I’ve grown accustomed to getting up early and doing my daily Bible reading. It’s a good way to start the day.
Also in this chapter of Luke we find a discussion of the end of days times. I think a proper interpretation of this shows both Jesus speaking of the destruction of Jerusalem which would come in 70AD and the time of his ultimate return.
Luk 21:20 And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh.
Luk 21:21 Then let them which are in Judaea flee to the mountains; and let them which are in the midst of it depart out; and let not them that are in the countries enter thereinto.
Luk 21:22 For these be the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled.
Luk 21:23 But woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck, in those days! for there shall be great distress in the land, and wrath upon this people.
Luk 21:24 And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.
Luk 21:25 And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;
Luk 21:26 Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.
Luk 21:27 And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.
Luk 21:28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.
Luk 21:34 And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares.
Luk 21:35 For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth.
Luk 21:36 Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.
One of my favorite writers has a post about this on which I also made a comment.
Ron Francis says:
The best sermons I have heard are in a series by Dr. Stephen Dilday.
They start at the beginning of Revelation and in utmost detail discuss the text. He never completed the series and had to step aside due to illness. But he now has a forum where he is teaching the material again, but one has to sign up for that in an online course.
I’ve never heard anyone teach Revelation like this.
The original sermon material is free on Sermon Audio.
Be advised that this is much more detail that most folks will want, but makes great downloads to listen to while driving or walking. It is very likely the End of Days will come before he finishes at the rate he is going. Just kidding!