The Monday Morning Preacher (3/2): “Caught up in the Kingdom of Heaven”

The text for yesterday was Matthew 22:1-16.

A quick question for you: “What would it mean to get caught up in the Kingdom of Heaven?”

I think that’s a hard question…..hard because we don’t really know or see the Kingdom of Heaven in our weekly lives perhaps.  But I figure, let’s take a stab at it.  The parable in Sunday’s text really isn’t about the laborers in the vineyard…..it’s about the generosity of the landowner.  It’s about the graciousness of a landowner who gives everyone a portion enough to live on – sufficient for the day.

Maybe to get caught up in the Kingdom of Heaven is to get caught up by this reality of God’s generosity and graciousness…..a grace that the apostle Paul writes was told to him to be “sufficient for him.” (2 Cor. 12:9a, paraphrase mine) Does the reality of God’s generosity and graciousness to all of us, regardless of status, take hold of us?  If so, in what ways does it take hold of us?

I’d love for you to share in either a comment on this blog or on social media about how God’s generosity and grace is taking hold of you this week!  Get caught up in the Kingdom of Heaven this week!

For some extra motivation: I shared this story on Sunday, a modern-day parable of what the “Kingdom of Heaven is like…..”

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