Thursday, April 03, 2008

Missions Question of the Day

Who was the first missionary?



At 10:47 PM, Blogger Rhea said...

I would say Mary, b/c after leaving the empty tomb, she was proclaiming Jesus as risen.

At 3:49 PM, Blogger Brian said...

Rhea, I thought that too but missions goes back further.

At 4:57 PM, Blogger Joshua said...

The Samaritan woman at the well. John 4.

One of my favorite stories. It was transformed to me when I realized that in the ancient world, she was powerless to divorce any of her five husbands. Up until that time I always thought of her as a promiscuous woman, like I think many do. But that's not the reality of the situation. It's another great example of Jesus coming to the broken-hearted.

At 5:09 PM, Blogger Brian said...

The woman at the well is a good answer too, but I think missions goes back further back still bro. Some wonder if Jonah was a missionary or not so I think missions can still be earlier than that even.

I'll give a hint: Missio Dei.

At 1:13 PM, Blogger Brian said...

In case anyone was wondering the answer is: God.


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