Matthew 24 & 25 is commonly known as the "Olivet Discourse."
Rather than take the "popular" position that this discourse was about two separate "comings" of Jesus, Rod presents the view that Jesus only had in mind His coming to pour out God's wrath upon Jerusalem and all the Jews in order to fulfill prophecy and bring their covenant with Him to an irreversible end in AD 70.
In today's discussion we'll note the urgency of that generation being alert for the great and awesome "day of the Lord." It also sets the stage for applying the two opening parables of chp. 25.
Consistency and continuity of prophecy and fulfillment are keys to grasping Jesus' intent in this discourse.