Sept. 20, 2016 psalm 81:1-8, Luke 21, psalm 81:9-16, (18)

They read Luke 20 last week , but didn’t discuss much about the warning against teachers of the law or the widows mite. Al asked if Einstein had ever thought about widows mite when he thinks of relativity. Jesus said this generation will not pass away before these things happen. Luke wrote this after the temple had been destroyed and why he would talk about the second coming. People must have thought when the temple was destroyed they must have thought the second coming was imminent. If this is written in the 70s or 80s, Jesus was predicting the history at that time. Verses 16 to 19 the words are written to the individual you not the corporate you. You as an individual need to see this as a person. Many of the scholars think of that time as being about the near history of the Roman rule at that time. The temple had been destroyed several times so it was a safe bet that it might be destroyed again by the Romans. Does it mean that the coming of God will be fulfilled in the near time or sometime in the future. Jesus thought there was going to be a life after death because of his response to the Sadducees’ riddle about who was the true husband. Luke could have been a very wise man as he he tried to write the story of Jesus life. He was trying to convince the non Jew of the life of Jesus. These verses have carried a lot of people to try to forecast the second coming. Do these verses describe the individual and how the second coming is the awakening in our lives of Jesus. We find the interpretation we want to find.