B4T STORY: HURRY-FREE B4T

B4T STORY: HURRY-FREE B4T

This is a guest post by a B4Ter in E Europe. When we moved to a new town in 1995 to start a factory, we met a little girl named Sara. We lived on her street, and she was 11 years old—the middle child of 9 children. Sara’s family was in poverty during the country’s...
WORK FOR JUSTICE: PART 2

WORK FOR JUSTICE: PART 2

This is part 2 of a 2-part mini-series on Work for Justice. In Isaiah 1:2, the LORD accuses his children of rebellion against Him. The rebellion is named in 1:10. The LORD compares the rulers and people of Judah to the sins of Sodom and Gomorrah and then in 1:11-17...
WORK FOR JUSTICE: PART 1

WORK FOR JUSTICE: PART 1

This is part 1 of a 2-part mini-series on Work for Justice. What do the following verses have in common? Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the...
B4T STORY: HUMBLED BY HELP

B4T STORY: HUMBLED BY HELP

This is a guest post by a B4Ter’s wife in East Asia. It was a cold, dusty day as my husband sat in the change room of his factory with a handful of his workers. It had been about two years since the opening of our factory, and in that time, my husband had built...
ECCLESIASTES: MARANATHA

ECCLESIASTES: MARANATHA

This is part 16 of a many-part blog series on the book of Ecclesiastes. If Jesus has come to make ALL things new (Revelation 21:5), by extension that means ALL things, right? We often treat “ALL things” as only the human soul. When we launch people overseas just for...
ECCLESIASTES: BREVITY

ECCLESIASTES: BREVITY

This is part 15 of a many-part blog series on the book of Ecclesiastes. Qoheleth (Solomon) has used the term “under the sun” 26 times to indicate that we are under a curse. He used the word “hebel” more than 35 times. Everything is out of balance under the sun. Some...