Usually on Sunday evening, or early on Monday morning, I post my sermon text (this week from Matthew 20, the workers in the vineyard), but this week I want to offer a few general thoughts, since what I had written for my sermon changed fairly dramatically based on some of the events of this last week.
My heart has been broken this week by the stories of our brothers and sisters around the world and the trials they are currently facing. My wife and I spent part of Saturday morning crying and praying for them. I have been humbled this week by the grace of God to find more ways of faithfulness in mission. My prayer for us is that we never allow a spirit of entitlement to grow within us, but to remember our gratitude as we follow faithfully our King Jesus.