Pastor Gary helps us to understand what Jesus meant when he told the disciples not to be alarmed when they hear of wars and rumors of wars and other natural disasters, what people have called the end times.
Reading: Mark 13:1-8
When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be alarmed; this must take place, but the end is still to come. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; there will be earthquakes in various places; there will be famines. This is but the beginning of the birth pangs.Mark 13:7-8 (NRSV)