B4T Blog

Greg M, 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.

ECCLESIASTES: INTRODUCTION

ECCLESIASTES: INTRODUCTION

This is part 1 in a many-part series on the book of Ecclesiastes.Ecclesiastes is widely believed to be the most difficult to interpret of all of the Bible, even more so than Revelation. Perhaps the central reason for this difficulty is that the main message of the...

LOLLIPOP MOMENTS

LOLLIPOP MOMENTS

The following is a guest post, contributed by one of the OPEN Services team members in USA.I watched a Ted talk the other day, about how simple interactions can be more far-reaching than you know. The speaker told a story about how handing out a lollipop on Freshman...

WHO IS THE CENTER OF ATTENTION?

WHO IS THE CENTER OF ATTENTION?

Imagine going to a wedding. Upon entering the venue, you are awestruck by the beautiful décor. Much time and attention has been devoted to make this day special for the wedding couple. Your excitement for them grows as you walk into the room and take your seat – it’s...

JEREMIAH 33: THE LORD REDEEMS TRANSFORMATION

This is post 8 of 9 in a series about the book of Jeremiah.The LORD essentially tells them that they are wasting their time destroying houses to make a defense for the city; He has already given Jerusalem into the hands of the Chaldeans (33:4-5). BUT… Behold, I shall...

JEREMIAH 32: THE LORD REDEEMS BUSINESS

JEREMIAH 32: THE LORD REDEEMS BUSINESS

This is post 7 of 9 in a series about the book of Jeremiah.Do you have a contrarian in your life? You know, that person who never seems to reflect the mood in the moment. When it’s raining, they are giddy. When you’re tired, they want to sprint. When you’re ready to...

JEREMIAH 29: THE LORD EXILES

JEREMIAH 29: THE LORD EXILES

This is post 6 of 9 in a series about the book of Jeremiah.Exiles In Jeremiah 29:1, the Bible says that Nebuchadnezzar took God’s people into exile. Just 3 verses later, God takes credit for sending His people into exile (29:4). Just in case it wasn’t clear enough,...

JEREMIAH 18: THE LORD DESIGNS

JEREMIAH 18: THE LORD DESIGNS

This is post 5 of 9 in a series about the book of Jeremiah.As is very common in Jeremiah, the word of the LORD came to him (18:1). This time it instructed him to go to the potter’s house. He walked in and saw with his eyes before hearing directly, and then after he...

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...