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What Does the Future Hold? (7 of 7)
Series: Now That's a Tough One: Answering the Difficult Questions of Life
We have been in a series for the last several weeks called: ''Now That's a Tough One.'' We've been answering tough questions about issues of life and things related to the Lord and to salvation. And, tonight, we want to finish that series with a message I've entitled, ''What Does the Future Hold?'' I think people just naturally have a desire to know about the future. That's why you have these folks that go to psychics and people that look at crystal balls, and people that, supposedly, read cards. What are they doing that for? Because they want to know the future, if you want to know the future, you don't look at the horoscope, the astrologer. Astro means ''the stars,'' logus means ''the word.'' Astrology is the word of the stars. You don't have to look to the word of the stars. You need to look at the Word of God. God tells us about the future. He tells us what is coming to Planet Earth. So we want to look tonight at that question: What Does the Future Hold?
Now in Matthew chapter 24, Jesus, as He and His disciples were coming out of the temple and they were admiring this temple that Herod built. It took them 46 years to build it. It was an incredible structure. And the disciples were saying, ''Wow! Look at how beautiful these temple buildings are.'' And Jesus said to them, ''Do you not see all these things?'' In Matthew 24, verse 2: ''Truly, I say to you, not one stone here shall be left upon another which will not be torn down.'' Jesus predicted the destruction of Jerusalem which took place in 70 A.D. This is 30 A.D. when He said that this was going to all be destroyed. And it happened in 40 years. Well, the disciples keyed in on that. And it says in Matthew 24, verse 3 in The New Living translation, ''Later, Jesus sat on the Mount of Olives. His disciples came to Him privately and said, Tell us when will all this happen? ...
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