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B2B 11: As the Father has Sent Me, I am Sending You

November 22, 2020

When we are small children, if we have good parents, it is easy to believe that all things are possible. But as we grow older, life begins to box us in and we become small people living small lives. But the risen Jesus gives us peace, the Holy Spirit and faith, and sends us into the world to carry His love and peace to the broken & hurting people around us. (Based on Rev. 7:9-17 & John 20:19-31.)

B2B 10: Remain in My Love

November 15, 2020

Changing our habits can be a good thing, but it’s the brokenness in our heart that really need to be addressed. Thankfully, Jesus loves us with unconditional, infinite love, and as we remain in His love, He helps us to heal and bring healing to others. (Based on 1 John 4:7-21 & John 15:1-17.)

B2B 9: You are in Me, and I am in You

November 8, 2020

As we follow Jesus, we might reflect on how our life with Jesus begins or what it will be like in the future, but less so on our life with Jesus now. How can we have hope as we live as broken people in a broken world? The hope that Jesus gives us for now and forever comes out of the shared life that we live with Him. (Based on Gal. 2:11-21 & John 14:15-27.)

B2B 8: Ask and It Will be Given to You

November 1, 2020

Prayer is something that many people do. But why should we pray and how? Does prayer really do anything or are we simply casting our wishes into the empty void of the universe? Jesus helps us to see that prayer is powerful because we have a good and loving Father in heaven who wants to give us good gifts. (Based on 1 John 5:1-15 & Luke 11:1-13.)

B2B 7: Love Your Enemies

October 25, 2020

It is human nature to love only those who love you. But God doesn’t love like that. He loves all people, even those who are His enemies, and His Son Jesus died and rose again to pay the full cost for all people to be reconciled to God. Therefore, as His children, we love as He does. We are unconcerned whether others love us in return. We have all the love we need in Jesus. (Based on Rom. 12:9-21 & Mt. 5:38-48.)

B2B 5: Go and Make Disciples

October 25, 2020

Before He ascended into heaven, Jesus gave us one thing to do: go and make disciples. But how do we do that? It is much the same process as starting to follow a sports team. When we are clear about which team we are following and how people encounter Jesus, disciple-making will happen through us. But it all starts when we let our roots grow into Jesus, and let our lives be built on Him.

B2B 4: My Father Has Entrusted Everything to Me

October 11, 2020

There are times for all of us when we face challenges that threaten to overwhelm us. But because God the Father has entrusted everything to Jesus, He has the authority to bring us the right solution at the right time that will not only be good for us, it can give us a platform to point others to Jesus too. Therefore, we can trust Jesus unconditionally.

B2B 3: Seek First His Kingdom

October 4, 2020

Freedom may be something that we desire, but struggle to attain because we always have people to whom we are accountable and responsibilities that we need to fulfill. Jesus shows us that true freedom is a matter of the heart and mind. When our faith and values are re-aligned by Jesus and we seek His Kingdom first, and then we are truly free.

B2B 2: I Will Send You to Fish for People

September 27, 2020

Having His followers fish for people is the way that Jesus brings people into His Kingdom. Though many things have been stripped away from us as a church because of Covid-19, this is still something that we can do. Using a net of Jesus’ love, we fish for people so that Jesus can give them a life with Him that will last forever.

B2B 1: The Time Has Come

September 20, 2020

Times have changed and it seems like we no longer know how to make disciples of Jesus. But Jesus is doing the heaven lifting in the disciple-making process, and as we share our lives with others, as He did, He is able to draw people closer to Him and give them new life.

B2B 0: Making Disciples in New Ways

September 13, 2020

Because of Covid and secularism, there is a lot of uncertainty for churches these days. How will we make disciples now? But just as He did after His resurrection, Jesus stands in our midst and says, "Peace. I am with you, I love you and I have a plan." Because Jesus is with us, the Church is always able to adapt.