“The gospel must first be preached to all the nations” (Mark 13:10).
If anything is made clear in Mark 13, it’s that Jesus isn’t concerned about offering signs and eliminating our ignorance regarding the end times. Instead, he utilizes some seventeen imperatives to teach us how to cope and respond appropriately in the last days. Each of them offer a common and resounding theme—responsibility. By word and deed our lives are to be a proclamation of gospel grace, mercy, renewal, and redemption.