Lots of people will tell you where the world is going.
The world is either going swiftly down the drain or it’s evolving into something greater. It’s either on the edge of destruction or at the dawn of a new era.
Everyone has an eschatological outlook; an imagined telos of all things. And so men build high or they dig deep. They spend or they invest. They weep or they laugh.
But it is the preacher’s task to declare that the future is all about Christ just as the past was all about Christ. Jesus’ redemptive work is central, not only to the Bible, but to all of human history.
“He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together… For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross (Colossians 1:15-17, 19-20).”
So what will the future bring? What do we need to prepare for it?
We need a faith that looks to a Saviour who will fulfill every promise he makes.