The Future According to Jesus

What did Jesus say about the future? What did he expect for his own ministry, and the work he had begun in founding the church? In three short parables, Jesus paints a picture of the future that is either massively deluded or totally accurate. He speaks of his own prominence in God’s plans, of the way his kingdom would grow, and of his expectations of global impact through his church. Has any of this come to pass, and what does this mean for us today?