When Your Mission Is Rejected

January 31, 2016



In the late 1870s, a young man named Vincent van Gogh decided to become a minister in the Dutch Reformed church. At first glance his decision to become a minister made a lot of sense, because his father and several uncles were ministers, which more or less made ministry the family business. Moreover Vincent was a devout Christian, with a genuine wish to serve God. For a while he devoted himself to Bible study, spending many hours reading the biblical material. He gave talks at prayer meetings and began preaching here and there.

But almost immediately he ran into problems.

Bible References

  • Mark 6:1 - 13