So the law was put in charge to lead us to Christ that we might be justified by faith. Galatians 3:24

I pray that you may be active in sharing your faith, so that you will have a full understanding of every good thing we have in Christ. Philemon 1:6

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Message or Messager?

10/14/15                 Grandfather                 

What is more important, the message or the messager?  Charles, 25, is both young in age and young in spirit.  He just became a Christian within the last year, and he came with me today to reach out with the Gospel!   He spoke in Mandarin with the older man in this video.  We didn’t learn the man’s name so we’ll call him Grandfather since he had been walking with his granddaughter.  Charles was a little discouraged at first because Grandfather was not a believer and he sort of mocked him for his beliefs in God.  But afterward we talked about this age difference, since in Chinese culture it is very important to show respect to ones elders.  So should only older Christians share the Gospel with an older man like Grandfather?  Or does the message speak for itself, regardless of the age of the person sharing it?  We concluded that God can indeed speak truth through a young man like Charles to an elder like Grandfather, but we also believe it would be a long time before Grandfather would admit that such a young man had persuaded him.  Best to faithfully share the Gospel, and not be so concerned about whether or not we see any outward signs or results of our efforts!

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