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Preaching Sermons: 2027 Edition

Five challenges and five opportunities facing pastors in the next 10 years.

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This article explores the question, "What challenges and opportunities will preachers face in 2027?" A homiletician trying to predict the future resembles a daredevil jumping out of an airplane with a parachute he invented himself. If his calculations are right, people will look to him as an authority. If his calculations are wrong, let's just say that people will remember him for different reasons. A lot can happen in ten years. Perhaps we will bear witness to "wars and rumors of wars" with nation rising against nation and kingdom against kingdom (Matt. 24:6-7). Maybe we will experience great revival, as so many have prayed and continue to pray. Perhaps we will "see the Son of Man coming in clouds with great glory" (Mark 13:26), Can we really say what will happen between now and 2027? Not so much. Even so, future-casting can be a good exercise for Christian preachers. It helps us steer clear of navel gazing, and it breaks us free from the tyranny of the ...

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November 21, 2016  4:59pm

Great analysis of the future of the church

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