The “young” folks reading are already lol (laughing out loud), because they use the phrase “You’re a tool” in a derogatory sense. Being described as a “tool” in today’s vernacular would be like being referred to as a “moron” in my generation or a “bonehead” in my father’s. Although God doesn’t exactly use the phrase “You’re a tool,” he suggests it and means it in a challenging and functional way. In a letter, Paul reminded the 10-year old church in Ephesus of God’s perspective, we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Reading these lines was a welcome reminder to me that church is not a consumer exercise. It’s an action adventure neither designed primarily for or oriented toward ourselves, but others. Tyler reminded us in his powerful message Sunday that God’s heart is filled with his compassion for the lost, and that a primary tool is his church…those of us claiming to follow Jesus. As we develop as a church, let’s always remember why we exist…to honor him, of course…but to reach the lost. Tyler also suggested one of the best ways we can cooperate with God is to pray for the lost. Who are you praying for? So, please, don’t be mad at me for calling you a tool. Talk to God.