As we approach the end of the church year, we get into some difficult passages.  In this sermon we wrestle with Mark 13 and see how Jesus predicts the destuction of the Temple in 70AD as well as telling the disciples that they will face persection for their faith.  These aren't subject we like to think about, especially in North America, but we have to face the reality that Jesus never promises us an easy or comfortable life.  However, he is our great comfort and eternal hope.