Jesus is Returning, Stay Awake

Mark 13:24-37

24 “But in those days, after tthat tribulation, uthe sun will be darkened, and the moonwill not give its light, 25 and vthe stars will be falling from heaven, and the powers in theheavens will be shaken. 26 And then they will see wthe Son of Man coming in clouds xwithgreat power and glory. 27 And then yhe will send out the angels and zgather ahis electfrom bthe four winds, from cthe ends of the earth dto the ends of heaven.

The Lesson of the Fig Tree

28 “From the fig tree learn its lesson: as soon as its branch becomes tender and puts outits leaves, you know that summer is near. 29 So also, when you see these things takingplace, you know that he is near, eat the very gates. 30 fTruly, I say to you, this generationwill not pass away until all these things take place. 31 gHeaven and earth will pass away,but hmy words will not pass away.

No One Knows That Day or Hour

32 “But concerning that day or that hour, ino one knows, not even the angels in heaven,jnor the Son, kbut only the Father. 33 lBe on guard, mkeep awake.1 For you do not knowwhen the time will come. 34 nIt is like a man ogoing on a journey, when he leaves homeand puts his servants2 in charge, peach with his work, and commands qthe doorkeeper tostay awake. 35 rTherefore stay awake—for you do not know when the master of the housewill come, sin the evening, or sat midnight, or twhen the rooster crows,3 or uin themorning— 36 lest vhe come suddenly and wfind you asleep. 37 And what I say to you I sayto all: rStay awake.”