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Discovering B4T; The Next Generation Doing Cross Cultural Transformation

DISCIPLES ARE ONE WITH JESUS

Part 3 of a series of blogs on discipleship. So far we’ve learned that disciples are reproducers. In John 15, Jesus speaks of abiding in Him. “If you abide in Me and I in you … you will bear much fruit … if you abide in Me … ask and it will be given.” Later He adds,...

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JESUS’ LAST WORDS

Part 2 of a series of blogs on discipleship Much has been made of the importance of a person’s last words. And we all know Jesus’ last words in Matthew 28; the Great Commission. Jesus said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go...

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ON BEING A DISCIPLE

Part 1 of a series of blogs on discipleship. Thanks to Jim Petersen for many of these ideas in this series of blogs, and to Mike Kotecki who originally discipled me. In Matthew 9, we read that Jesus was traveling and teaching around Galilee. One day He stopped and...

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IS CALLING ENOUGH

The following is contributed by a B4T worker in the Middle East. B4T can be likened to the entrepreneurship of missions. This is mostly true in a literal sense – the majority of B4Ters are business owners. In his book, “The Founder’s Dilemmas,” Noam Wasserman of...

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THE TAMARISK TREE

The following is contributed by a B4T worker in the Middle East Sustainability is all the rage at the moment. Everything is about sustainability, and the Church has bought into all the hype. Sustainability has its advantages and its necessity in our lives, but it is...

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BURNING THE BOATS

The following is contributed by a B4Ter in the Arab world. Hernando Cortez was famous for the legend of landing in South America with only 700 men and an ambitious goal of conquering the continent for Spain. In order to ensure his men didn’t retreat in the face of new...

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THE EXCELLENCE OF DANIEL

In August, at our network's gathering, over 150 B4T workers, 100+ children, and another 100+ coaches, member care workers, investors, and mentors gathered to worship and celebrate God’s goodness, prayed over one another, shared, encouraged, and built one another up in...

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MAY I HAVE YOUR ATTENTION, PLEASE!

This blog has been contributed by a B4T worker in the Middle East. No soldier gets entangled in civilian pursuits since his aim is to please the one who enlisted him. An athlete is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules.  It is the hard-working farmer...

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THOUGHTS ON SINGLENESS

I have several single women on my team and, as a single guy, I have seen a number of things that have disturbed me and have made me think about authority and the need for Father-ship, or a covering, for our single women. To be honest, it isn't only a female issue as...

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LOVE in the OFFICE

The following is contributed by a worker in the Middle East. What do you appreciate about _____? As a management team at the office, we brainstormed positive words about each team member—a simple, but uplifting exercise. I then turned these into "certificates of...

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T4T: Thought for Today

There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.

Edith Wharton

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