Jesus tells the parable of the 10 talents to show the kingdom isn't coming right away, and that we must be good stewards while we wait - fruitful and productive, not lazy.
Jesus enters Jerusalem as King, triumphantly, but some Pharisees oppose Him. Jesus grieves over Jerusalem's future destruction, drives out of the temple sellers of goods, and teaches in the temple daily.
The common theme to these three sections is that Jesus is acting as ruler of His house and His people, restoring things to how they should be and teaching us how to be in His kingdom. Restore the lost sinner, drive out wicked behavior, be productive.