I am beginning to think that I need to have a "Hans' sermons" label as I am noticing a trend...
Jesus had compassion upon the crowds, seeing that they are like sheep without a shepherd -- harassed and helpless. He instructed the disciples to pray that the Lord will send laborers into the harvest.
He called his twelve disciples and gave them authority to cast out demons, and heal every disease and affliction.
He sent them out.
The disciples are the laborers.
Note to self #1:
The next time I say "I will be praying for you,"
there is the possibility that I would be the answer to my own prayer.
Note to self #2:
Do not use "I am praying for you" lightly and without commitment.
Note to self #3:
Before even telling people this, I need to ask myself how I can serve them in their situation.
p/s His sermon had an entirely different emphasis. He only merely mentioned this in the passing.