The disciples have asked Jesus some very important questions about the destruction of the temple. Many argue that the temple mentioned in this text is in fact a new temple that will be built in Jerusalem at some point in the future. However, the evidence from the text suggests that the temple that is destroyed is in fact the same temple the disciples have seen (Matt. 24:1). Jesus answers His disciples questions with detail and compassion. He is not trying to confuse them or inundate them with esoteric information. Instead, Jesus speaks to promote obedience and faith that His disciples will need in a very disturbing time they will experience. A time when Jesus won’t be there with them in physical form. You will see and recognize the compassion of Jesus for His disciples throughout this text.