||Illustration of Matthew 24:32-35 NLT -- "The fig tree teaches us a lesson: When the fig tree's branches become green and soft, and new leaves begin to grow, then you know that summer is near. It is the same with these things that I told you would happen. When you see all these things happening, you will know that the time is near, ready to come. I tell you the truth. All these things will happen while people of this time are still living! The whole world, earth and sky, will be destroyed, but the words I have said will never be destroyed!"