The Widow's Offering
Many rich people were putting money in the offering box, and an old poor lady put in 2 copper coins. Jesus said she gave more than the rich people because she gave from poverty while they gave from abundance.
This makes sense of course. If you gave less money but it is a large percentage of your wealth it is a bigger offering. It is the same reason we have tax brackets. I'm not sure how I feel about encouraging poor people to keep giving. I guess it depends on how poor the person is and how rich the church is.
Jesus Foretells Destruction of the Temple
Many were talking about how awesome the temple is, and Jesus said it would be destroyed to the last stone. They ask when, and he said many will claim to be him, and there would be many wars.
Jesus Foretells Wars and Persecution
Jesus says there will be wars, pestilence, earthquakes and Christians will be persecuted. This is your chance to witness to them. You will be hated and killed for my name.
Jesus Foretells Destruction of Jerusalem
Jerusalem will be surrounded and destroyed
The Coming of the Son of Man
Various things that don't seem that spectacular to me will happen. Then Jesus will come riding a cloud
The Lesson of the Fig Tree
Look at the fig tree, as soon as it has leaves you know the summer is near. When these things I have described happen, you will similarly know the kingdom of God is near.
Jesus said to always be on the lookout for these signs, you never know when they will come.
I don't find the prophecy stuff that interesting so I didn't have much to say today, oh well