Mark 13: Temple, Four Horsemen, Troubles, Great Tribulation, and Gospel Proclamation

17th century artist Pasquale Ottino’s portrayal of Peter dictating the gospel being penned by Mark

17th century artist Pasquale Ottino’s portrayal of Peter dictating the gospel being penned by Mark


This is the fifth part of a multi-part sermon series covering the entire Gospel According to Mark. In it, Dr. Thiel begins with Mark 13:1 and covers all the verses in that chapter. He goes over some proposed locations of the ancient Jewish temple in Jerusalem, signs of the end, the four horsemen of the apocalypse and their ties to the beginning of sorrows, persecutions, the great tribulation, the place of safety, the pre-tribulation rapture theory, Israel and the fig tree, 1947/1948, and theories associated with the start of the Great Tribulation. He points people to the Bible and warns them to not be deceived by mathematical calculations, signs, or lying wonders. The need to proclaim the good news of the kingdom of God to all nations as well as Jesus' admonition to heed, pray, and watch is also discussed.

A written article of possibly related interest is titled "Jesus: The Son of God and Saviour" URL: Another may be "When Will the Great Tribulation Begin?" URL:


Part 1:  Mark 1-2: Author, Prophecy, & Miracles

Part 2: Mark 3-5: Healing, Demons, and Parables

Part 3: Mark 6-9: Tradition, John's beheading, Elijah, and Restoration

Part 4: Mark 10-12: Marriage, Divorce, Needle Eye, Greatest Command, & Taxes


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MARK Here is a link to a sermon covering all of Jesus’ words in the ‘Gospel of Mark’: What did Jesus teach in the Book of Mark?

MATTHEW Here are links to twelve sermons covering the 28 chapters of Matthew:

Matthew 1-2: Greek or Aramaic, Jesus, and the Star?

Matthew 3-5: John the Baptist, Temptations, and the Beatitudes

Matthew 5-6: Charitable Deeds, the Rosary, Prayer, the Golden Rule, and Faith

Matthew 8-10: Married Clergy, Faith, Coming Persecution, and the Ecumenical Agenda

Matthew 11-12: John the Elijah, Sodom, Unpardonable Sin, & 3 Days and 3 Nights

Matthew 13-14: Parables, Mustard Seeds, Birthdays, and Faith

Matthew 15-16: Tradition, Signs of the Times, and The Rock & Peter

Matthew 17-18: Transfiguration, Elijah to Come, Taxes, and Forgiveness

Matthew 19-20: Transgender? Divorce? Purgatory? The first shall be last?

Matthew 21-23: 'Palm Sunday,' Come as You Are?, and the Greatest Commandments

Matthew 24: Temple Destruction, Sorrows, Tribulation, and the Return of Jesus

Matthew 25-28: Midnight Cry, False Christians, Resurrection, & Teaching what Jesus Taught

JOHN Here are links to a seven-part sermon series covering the entire ‘Gospel of John’:

John 1-3: Anti-unitarian, Wine, Being Born Again & Heaven

John 4-6: Jesus and the Samaritan Woman, Miracles, and the Bread of Life

John 7-9: Feast of Tabernacles, Last Great Day, and the Blind

John 10-12: Sheep, Hirelings, Lazarus/Soul Sleep, and 'Palm Day'

John 13-15: Footwashing and the Words of Jesus

John 16-18: Truth, Trinity, and Pontius Pilate

John 19-21: Do not only try, do what God wants

The Gospel of the Kingdom of God This free online pdf booklet has answers to many questions people have about the Gospel of the Kingdom of God and explains why it is the solution to the issues the world is facing.

The Future Kingdom of God

The World's False Gospel