Future change and present reality
Theme: Christ will return in glory; do not be anxious, live in the light of future realities
24:1-3 - A promise regarding the destruction of the Temple
24:4-14 - Signs that Jesus is coming back
24:15-21 - The destruction of the Temple
24:22-28 - Do not be deceived in the last days
24:29-35 - A public, certain and visible return that will change everything
*Since 24:22–28 refer to the general period of distress introduced by Jesus in 24:4–14, the reference to 'those days' (24:22) has the entire period in view, the Temple destruction (24:15-21) being but one part/event.