019 – Be
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At B4 Church we are looking at the vision and values of our church in our series called All Things New. Each week in the series, we will look at one of the 4 words, the 4 B’s, that describes who we want to be as a church. This week, Pastors Steve and Alex, and Ashleigh (MDiv) look at the “Be”. Be speaks to our identity, our purpose, and gets down to “do I even matter?”

— Referenced Passages —
Genesis 17 Abram’s name is changed to Abraham as a prophetic statement of his future.
I Corinthians 6: 8 – 11, and that is what some of you were.

— Recommended Reading to Dig Deeper —
Ragamuffin Gospel and All is Grace (B4) by Brennon Manning. Every book Brennon writes comes back to grace and being accepted where we are, the way we are, and how much God loves us right NOW. https//:amzn.to/38qQrFb

What’s So Amazing About Grace by Phillip Yancey and The Grace Awakening by Charles Swindoll. These are classics that both illustrate what grace is. Philip Yancey comes from a non-believing background and Charles Swindoll from a “churched” background.

Unashamed by Christine Caine. Christine lives her life out loud in her writing, her transparency and vulnerability encourage everyone who reads her stuff to live unashamed by their past.

Finding My I Am – Krista Tippett interviews Maria Shriver who talks about her journey to finding who she really is.

B4 books are available at the B4 Digital Library on Overdrive. Contact CarolAnne Tsai at ctsai@b4church.org if you need any assistance.


B4Church provides recommendations for books, podcasts, and other resources as a service to our congregation and the community at large. These resources will not always reflect B4’s theology, values, or doctrinal positions on controversial issues. The views and opinions expressed in recommended books, articles, and other resources are those of the authors or guests and do not necessarily reflect the convictions of B4Church or The FourSquare Church in general. If you have any questions about this disclaimer, please contact CarolAnne Tsai, Adult Ministries Resource Coordinator.