This sermon reinforces the feelings of terrification I used to receive when I read the red letters as a child.
Each command strikes deep in the heart, and as Holford explained, each command is it's own form of tort law. These chapters leave one with thoughts of a strictly ruled utopia, yet one where righteousness doth dwell, and where tears are no more. However, the practicality of applying many of these in this Twitter age that we live is proving to be a most difficult endeavor, as we tweet soundbytes and reduce our lives to 140 characters. Agreed?
The return was expected to be right after, Mt 24:29. The concept of the two events in quick succession is just about everywhere originally. Even Rom 2: the (wrath of God on) Jew first and then the nations.