A Bible Study by Jack Kelley
The Olivet Discourse is the name scholars have conferred on a private prophecy briefing our Lord gave to Peter, James, John and Andrew on the Mount of Olives. It’s recorded in Matthew 24-25, Mark 13-14, and Luke 21. John, while present at the briefing, did not include it in his gospel preferring instead to focus on the time Jesus spent with His disciples in the Upper Room on the night He was betrayed. In reviewing the Olivet Discourse, we’ll rely mainly on Matthew’s account, it being the most detailed, adding excerpts from Mark and Luke where they add to or clarify the message. And we’ll try to stay as close to the Lord’s own words as possible to avoid reading any false conclusions into the passage.