One can speculate if the Jewish leaders would have reacted differently to the warning Jesus gave them had they been able to see 40 years in the future.  Bro. Jeff helps us better understand the prediction Jesus gave regarding the desolation of the Jewish people; learn more here.

  1. The Warning – vv. 1-12 (Sunday 4/30 AM)
  2. The Woes – vv. 13-39
    1. The First Woe: The Hypocrisy of Their Religion (Sunday 4/30 PM)
      1. They Were Separated From the Kingdom
      2. They Were Shutting up the Kingdom
    2. The Second Woe: They Hypocrisy of Their Ministry (Sunday 4/30 PM)
      1. The Purpose Behind Their Widows Ministry
      2. The Pretense of Their Prayer Ministry
      3. The Punishment Coming From Their Ministry
    3. The Third Woe: The Hypocrisy of Their Missions
      1. The Reach of Their Missions
      2. The Result of Their Missions
    4. The Fourth Woe: The Hypocrisy of Their Guidance
      1. Their Blind Guidance on Swearing by the Temple
      2. Their Blind Guidance on Swearing by the Altar
      3. Their Blind Guidance on Swearing by Heaven
    5. The Fifth Woe: The Hypocrisy of Their Legalism
      1. They Majored on Minor Areas of the Law
      2. They Minored on Major Areas of the Law
    6. The Sixth Woe: The Hypocrisy of Their Cleansing
    7. The Seventh Woe: The Hypocrisy of Their Appearance
    8. The Eighth Woe: The Hypocrisy of Their Patriotism
      1. The Demonstration of Their Patriotism
        1. Their Buildings
        2. Their Boasting
      2. The Damnation of Their Generation
        1. The Measure They Would Fill
        2. The Serpent They Would Follow
        3. The Christians They Would Fight
        4. The Vengeance They Would Feel
      3. The Desolation of Their Nation
        1. The Reason for the Desolation
        2. The Reality of the Desolation
        3. The Retreat during the Desolation
        4. The Return after the Desolation

Matthew 23:37-39 (KJV)

37 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!

38 Behold, your house is left unto you desolate.

39 For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.

Matthew 11:28-30

28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

John 1:1

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

Psalm 9:17

17 The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.

Luke 19:41-44

41 And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it,

42 Saying, If thou hadst known, even thou, at least in this thy day, the things which belong unto thy peace! but now they are hid from thine eyes.

43 For the days shall come upon thee, that thine enemies shall cast a trench about thee, and compass thee round, and keep thee in on every side,

44 And shall lay thee even with the ground, and thy children within thee; and they shall not leave in thee one stone upon another; because thou knewest not the time of thy visitation.

Matthew 21:8-9, 14-15

And a very great multitude spread their garments in the way; others cut down branches from the trees, and strawed them in the way.

And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the son of David: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest.

14 And the blind and the lame came to him in the temple; and he healed them.

15 And when the chief priests and scribes saw the wonderful things that he did, and the children crying in the temple, and saying, Hosanna to the son of David; they were sore displeased,

Romans 11:25-27

25 For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.

26 And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob:

27 For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins.

John 3:17-19, 36

17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.

36 He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.