Hope for the World
A Sermon on Ephesians 3:9-11
and to bring to light for everyone what is the plan of the mystery hidden for ages in God, who created all things, so that through the church the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly places. This was according to the eternal purpose that he has realized in Christ Jesus our Lord, (ESV)
Is there hope for the world? Is there a purpose and plan for us? Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones addresses the question of hope amidst the seeming chaos and pointlessness of life on earth with a resounding yes! There is hope in and only in the gospel of Jesus Christ. In the darkness of the world and in the minds of men and women Christ is the light of the world. The world is God’s creation and He has had a plan and purpose for His creation since before the foundations of the earth were formed. This plan is revealed in God’s word, the Bible. The ultimate hope that we find in Christ does not, however, mean that we will find in our age the end of war and evil and darkness. The end of these things will come with the return of Christ. Rather, our hope is the hope of salvation in Christ that points us to our eternal home and reward, not a temporary peace in the circumstances of humanity. Do you find comfort in this hope today?