In Marcellus Kik’s exposition of Matthew 24, he spends quite some time dealing with the first part of the chapter, but when he comes to Matthew 24:36, he speaks of ‘much more agreement on these verses’ and therefore chooses not to spend quite as much time dealing with them. Several commentators follow Kik along these lines. Until I began studying for this section, I was in complete agreement with Kik and the other commentators. In fact, when I began our studies in this chapter, I actually gave my outline as such, breaking it down as signs of Jerusalem’s destruction in Matthew 24:1-35 and signs of the end of the age in Matthew 24:36-51. But then I began studying . . .