January 22

What is Misfits Ministries?

It seems to me that God has put us who bear his Message on stage in a theater in which no one wants to buy a ticket. We’re something everyone stands around and stares at, like an accident in the street. We’re the Messiah’s misfits. You might be sure of yourselves, but we live in the midst of frailties and uncertainties. You might be well-thought-of by others, but we’re mostly kicked around. Much of the time we don’t have enough to eat, we wear patched and threadbare clothes, we get doors slammed in our faces, and we pick up odd jobs anywhere we can to eke out a living. When they call us names, we say, “God bless you.” When they spread rumors about us, we put in a good word for them. We’re treated like garbage, potato peelings from the culture’s kitchen. And it’s not getting any better. 1 Cor. 4:9-11 Msg

In this paraphrase of Paul’s letter to the Corinthian church he is describing the plight of those who carry the gospel message in a pagan world. At Misfits Ministries we strive to live the life that Jesus lived and carry the great good news of the gospel message to those who Jesus loved most: the misfits!

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