B4T Blog

Patrick Lai and guest bloggers write about the joys, challenges, and rewards that come with taking the Gospel to the least-reached through real business.

JEREMIAH 7: THE LORD JUDGES

JEREMIAH 7: THE LORD JUDGES

This is part 4 of 9 in a series about Jeremiah.“Amend your ways and your deeds, and I will let you dwell in this place (7:4).” “For if you truly amend your ways and your deeds, if you truly execute justice one with another, if you do not oppress the sojourner, the...

JEREMIAH 4: THE LORD FEELS

JEREMIAH 4: THE LORD FEELS

This is post 3 of 9 about the book of Jeremiah.We will suffer in this life, and not just because of things being inflicted on us. We will suffer to the measure that we become like our God, who suffers willingly on account of our sin. He watches those He loves and...

JEREMIAH 1: THE LORD SENDS

JEREMIAH 1: THE LORD SENDS

This is part 2 of 9 in a series about Jeremiah.Jeremiah was appointed to be a prophet before he was formed in the womb (1:5) and he was assigned his role at a very early age. Jeremiah rebutted, “I do not know how to speak, for I am only a youth” (1:6). God replied,...

JEREMIAH: HELP FOR B4Ters

JEREMIAH: HELP FOR B4Ters

This is part 1 of 9 in a blog series about Jeremiah.Christmas was our time to celebrate the great coming of God down to earth in the flesh (John 1:14), entering our mess and beginning the clean-up operation. There are many foreshadows of Christ in the Old Testament,...

SAYING “NO” IN A WORLD OF “YES”

SAYING “NO” IN A WORLD OF “YES”

It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. (Ephesians 5:1, NIV)We moved back to the States right about a year ago. One thing I noted immediately was how many opportunities one gets...

NEHEMIAH 6: Stopping the Enemy

NEHEMIAH 6: Stopping the Enemy

This is part 7 of 7 in a series about Nehemiah.When you have made significant progress in God’s work, the enemy will have no choice but to do his worst to stop you. After suffering through culture shock, mastering the local language, and building a network of locals...