On Sundays, I am usually all about reviewing and fine-tuning my sermon, so Sunday's will be an excerpt from my sermon.
I am preaching through Jonah and today was Jonah 4:1-4. Jonah thinks he is a prophet not a missionary, but he is a prophet of a Missionary God. So we too are missionaries:
You are not a pew sitter. You are not just an attender or a member. You are a missionary and your baptism is your ordination. You are different. Now the question is: Are you a faithful missionary or an unfaithful missionary? Do you see that every person you come in contact with is who God is sending you too? The store cashier, the bank teller, the barista, the customer, the co-worker, the neighbor, the student, the teacher are all your mission field. This region is your parish. But we are too busy right? We have too much going on? You’re a missionary. We have so many other agendas: what would it look like if our prayers were focused on being a faithful missionary and training our children and grandchildren to be missionaries.