100 Jesus tells about the day of his return.

Luke 17:20–37

Why were the Pharisees interested in what Jesus might say about the Kingdom of God (Luke 17:20)?

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Why were the Pharisees interested in what Jesus might say about the Kingdom of God (Luke 17:20)?

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Why did Jesus say the Kingdom of God would be difficult for the Pharisees to identify (Luke 17:21)?

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What is the difference between the coming of the Kingdom of God and the return of Jesus to Earth (Luke 17:22–24)?

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If the coming of Jesus will be unmistakable, why would people want to know when it will take place (Luke 17:24–25)?

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Why were the people in Noah’s day and also in Sodom and Gomorrah surprised when tragedy struck (Luke 17:26–30)?

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How can people lose their lives by trying to save them (Luke 17:31–33)?

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What is Jesus talking about when he says, “Out of two, one will be taken, the other left” (Luke 17:34–36)?

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If we don’t know when something will happen, what good is knowing where (Luke 17:37)?

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Some Pharisees asked Jesus when the Kingdom of God would come.

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Luke 17:20 Some Pharisees asked Jesus when the Kingdom of God would come. “It will come,” Jesus said, “but you will not see it.
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Luke 17:20 And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation:

“It will come,” Jesus said, “but you will not see it. No one will say, ‘Here it is,’ or, ‘It’s right over there.’ That’s because the Kingdom of God is within you.”

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Luke 17:20–21 Some Pharisees asked Jesus when the Kingdom of God would come. “It will come,” Jesus said, “but you will not see it. No one will say, ‘Here it is,’ or, ‘It’s right over there.’ That is because the Kingdom of God is within you.”
King James

Luke 17:20–21 And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation: Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.

To his followers, he said, “The time will come when you will long to see the Son of Man, but you cannot. People will say, ‘Look, here he is,’ or, ‘There he is, over there,’ but do not listen to them. Just as the lightning stretches from one end of the sky to the other, the coming of the Son of Man will be unmistakable. First he must suffer many things and be rejected by this generation.

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Luke 17:22–25 To his followers, he said, “The time will come when you will long to see the Son of Man, but you cannot. People will say, ‘Look, here he is,’ or, ‘There he is, over there,’ but do not listen to them. Just as the lightning stretches from one end of the sky to the other, the coming of the Son of Man will be unmistakable. First he must suffer many things and be rejected by this generation.
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Luke 17:22–25 And he said unto the disciples, The days will come, when ye shall desire to see one of the days of the Son of man, and ye shall not see it. And they shall say to you, See here; or, see there: go not after them, nor follow them. For as the lightning, that lighteneth out of the one part under heaven, shineth unto the other part under heaven; so shall also the Son of man be in his day. But first must he suffer many things, and be rejected of this generation.

“When the Son of Man returns, it will be like it was in the days of Noah. People were partying and pursuing pleasures until the day Noah entered the ark and the flood came to destroy them. It will be like it was in the days of Lot, when people were partying, having fun, working, and conducting business until the day Lot left Sodom and fire and brimstone destroyed the whole city. That is how it will be when the Son of Man is revealed.

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Luke 17:26–30 “When the Son of Man returns, it will be like it was in the days of Noah. People were partying and pursuing pleasures until the day Noah entered the ark and the flood came to destroy them. It will be like it was in the days of Lot, when people were partying, having fun, working, and conducting business until the day Lot left Sodom and fire and brimstone destroyed the whole city. That is how it will be when the Son of Man is revealed.
King James

Luke 17:26–30 And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all. Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.

“On that day, a man on the upper deck should not go back inside his house to get his belongings. He who is in the field should not return home. Remember what happened to Lot’s wife. If you try to save your life, you are going to lose it. But if you lose your life in surrender to God, you will save it.

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Luke 17:31–33 “On that day, a man on the upper deck should not go back inside his house to get his belongings. He who is in the field should not return home. Remember what happened to Lot’s wife. If you try to save your life, you are going to lose it. But if you lose your life in surrender to God, you will save it.
King James

Luke 17:31–33 In that day, he which shall be upon the housetop, and his stuff in the house, let him not come down to take it away: and he that is in the field, let him likewise not return back. Remember Lot’s wife. Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it.

“That night, two people will sleep in the same bed, and one will be taken, the other left. Two women will be grinding together at the mill, and one will be taken, the other left. Two men will be working in the field, and one will be taken, the other left.”

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Luke 17:34–36 “That night, two people will sleep in the same bed, and one will be taken, the other left. Two women will be grinding together at the mill, and one will be taken, the other left. Two men will be working in the field, and one will be taken, the other left.”
King James

Luke 17:34–36 I tell you, in that night there shall be two men in one bed; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left. Two women shall be grinding together; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

One man said, “Sir, where will this happen?”

Eyewitness

Luke 17:37 One man said, “Sir, where will this happen?” Jesus said, “As the gathering of vultures shows where the carcass is, these signs indicate that the end is near.”
King James

Luke 17:37 And they answered and said unto him, Where, Lord? And he said unto them, Wheresoever the body is, thither will the eagles be gathered together.

Jesus said, “As the gathering of vultures shows where the carcass is, these signs indicate that the end is near.”

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Luke 17:37 One man said, “Sir, where will this happen?” Jesus said, “As the gathering of vultures shows where the carcass is, these signs indicate that the end is near.”
King James

Luke 17:37 And they answered and said unto him, Where, Lord? And he said unto them, Wheresoever the body is, thither will the eagles be gathered together.