NEHEMIAH 2: Resolving to Do Good

NEHEMIAH 2: Resolving to Do Good

This is part 3 of 7 in a series about Nehemiah. The King After four months of study, meditation, fasting, and praying Nehemiah stands before the King with a sad face for the first time (2:1). Arguably, Nehemiah is risking his life to appear sad before the King. For a...
NEHEMIAH 1: Calling by Calling

NEHEMIAH 1: Calling by Calling

This is part 2 of 7 in a series about Nehemiah. We have become unhealthily obsessed with the word “calling” today. So much so that many people won’t get into the B4T game without being “called” by dream or vision or by seeing the name of a country written on a...
NEHEMIAH: Changing Careers

NEHEMIAH: Changing Careers

This is part 1 of 7 in a series about Nehemiah. I recently read about a guy in his mid-life who developed such a passion to fill a particular community need that, without further formal education, left his prestigious career as a sommelier to become a community...
KEEPING YOUR FIRST LOVE

KEEPING YOUR FIRST LOVE

Anyone who has read Revelation is probably confused. There are, however, a few things early in the book that are understandable to our finite minds without a great deal of interpretive skill. The letters to the churches of Asia (chapters 2-3) can be helpful to us in...
OPEN NETWORK: GREG’S GROWTH PROJECTIONS

OPEN NETWORK: GREG’S GROWTH PROJECTIONS

Venture Capital Firms When Ben Horowitz sent a text message to Marc Andreessen about starting a new kind of venture capital firm, Andreessen replied that he had been thinking about the same thing. Andreessen Horowitz, affectionately known as “A16Z,” decided to take a...
FAITH & WORK IS ONE

FAITH & WORK IS ONE

James 2:18 in The Message reads “Faith and works, works and faith, fit together hand in glove.” If you read James 2, the emphasis is “doing good works, especially to the needy” AND integrating that with our faith in Jesus. You cannot have one without the other. The...