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  1. Mar 2021
    1. Targeting a Single Nation One of the ways this is illustrated is when a non-Jewish woman approached Jesus, begging Him to heal her demon possessed daughter (Matthew 15:21-28). In response, listen to what He said: “I was sent only to the lost sheep of Israel.” (Matthew 15:24) Does this mean Jesus did not care for this woman’s need? That He didn’t care about her soul? Absolutely not. Jesus loved the world and came to lay down His life for the sins of the world (John 3:16), but His strategy was to focus the majority of His 3 year ministry energies and resources on reaching the Jewish people, so they would reach the world. That was His plan, starting way back in the Old Testament with Abraham (Genesis 12-17). Oh, and by the way, Jesus did heal the Canaanite woman’s daughter. Targeting a specific people group does not necessarily mean you don’t care about others, or will never serve or sell to those outside your tribe.
  2. Jun 2016
    1. “The time we were opened to that world is when we talk to other bands. People who are great people, amazing musicians. Then they release a new song, and I’m like, ‘That’s not them. I’ve been on tour with them for months, that’s something they would not do. That’s where we’ve seen it the most, honestly.” When it is suggested those artists drank the Kool-Aid, Joseph adjusts the metaphor, replacing “drank” with “served.” “They weren’t given a choice. They were painted into a situation where they were going to get shelved or a plug was going to get pulled, by people in control who think they know [what works].”