Mismatch between messenger and recipient

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One recurring, critical issue in the sharing of the gospel by God’s friends revolves around the matching or mismatching of messenger and recipient.  The history of Christian missions is full of such sadness – evangelist unwittingly nullifying the evangel they are announcing.

It is not only in a missions context that such mismatching of ambassador and host community has occurred.  These results are expressed in a widespread, angry impatience with a Western cultural norm which is still generally perceived as being the dominant force in the world today.

Such contemporary impatience with the West is to a considerable extent justified.  Too often, Muslims or Islam are mistaken for ‘enemy’.

 

 

 

 

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Have you ever noticed how many special ways God refers to us, His dear children? He calls us His beloved sons and daughters, the righteous, children of the kingdom, His anointed, royal priesthood, the faithful in Christ, His temple, His friends, and so many other loving names that speaks to who we are in Him. Also in many cases, the names we are given at birth have both biblical and heavenly identities tied into them. Our Heavenly Father who watches over us daily has created the ideal path for each of us to take to travel the journey of life, just as a father will make plans for his own child by putting things in place at a very early age for education, health, graduation, and marriage. God has predestined and equipped each of us to carry out a specific purpose that will create the design He desires to be in place for His kingdom to be effective in the earth.
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