IM ONLINE NOW!

 Join me @ IBOtoolbox for free.
Bill Bateman
Member Since: 1/15/2012
   

VERIFIED IBO CONTRIBUTOR!
performance / stats
Country: United States
Likes Received: 23948
Featured Member: 38 times
Associates: 14772
Wall Posts: 11906
Comments Made: 39601
Press Releases: 1747
Videos: 19
Phone: 505-450-1574
Skype:     billbateman1
profile visitor stats
TODAY: 849
THIS MONTH: 29348
TOTAL: 2622757
are we ibo associates?
business links
member advertising
active associates
John Kespert    
Last logged on: 9/26/2017


Vernon Wallis    
Last logged on: 9/26/2017


Katarina Hofbaur    
Last logged on: 9/26/2017


Delia Rodriguez    
Last logged on: 9/26/2017


Brian Stefan    
Last logged on: 9/26/2017


Yancey Thomas Jr    
Last logged on: 9/26/2017


Sharon B    
Last logged on: 9/26/2017


Emily Garcia    
Last logged on: 9/26/2017


anthonyw Hambrick    
Last logged on: 9/26/2017


Wfh Info    
Last logged on: 9/26/2017


Laurie Kay     
Last logged on: 9/26/2017


Rich Hernandez    
Last logged on: 9/26/2017


Robert Fraser    
Last logged on: 9/26/2017


nadda nadda    
Last logged on: 9/26/2017


Olumide Idowu    
Last logged on: 9/26/2017


other ibo platforms






Bill Bateman   My Press Releases

Bible Business Lessons - Diversity

Published on 7/12/2016
For additional information  Click Here

Matthew 10:2-4, “These are the names of the twelve apostles: first, Simon (who is called Peter) and his brother Andrew; James son of Zebedee, and his brother John; Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; James son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus; Simon the Zealot and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed Him.”

 

This last Sunday I was sitting in Calvary Church in Albuquerque, New Mexico listening to one of the country’s most gifted Pastors - Skip Heitzig and the message was labeled…

 

#SquadGoals

 

In a future post I’ll pay a little more attention of the topic of the message that day but what immediately struck me about the message was the diversity of the 12 that Jesus recruited to be his team…

 

Simon (better known to most as Peter) was sort of the “stumble forward” apostle. Peter was an impulsive action taker.

 

Andrew was a “manly man” - BUT - was sometimes reluctant to trust Jesus as his leader.

 

The brothers James and John were devout Jews that seemed a little bit racist when they had to deal with the Samaritans. The “sons of thunder” were a bit...boisterous

 

Philip was the “CPA” of the group. He was a “bottom line” kind of guy.

 

Bartholomew (also called Nathaniel)  was a bit “jaded” right from the beginning. "Can anything good come from Nazareth?"  was the famous quote that comes to mind.

 

Matthew was a wealthy tax collector and tax collector were about as highly regarded then as they are now.

 

Thomas was the pessimist (the Eoore of the team)

 

James (the 2nd James) was the silent type. He just did his work but we know little about him.

 

Thaddeus was known by 4 names (Thaddeus - Jude - Judas - Lebbaeus) but we don’t know a lot about him either.

 

Simon (the zealot) was a hater of Rome. (a polar opposite of Matthew)

 

Judas, or course, was the betrayer. It was all about the money to him.

 

Now here’s my point. The 12 were quite different in backgrounds, life experience, style and substance.

 

Still, they came together as a very effective “team”. Of course they had good leadership, that always helps,  but they were a diverse group. Each has strengths (and weaknesses) that benefited the group as a whole.

 

Now how does that relate to YOU and your life?

 

Whether it’s your family or your business, I encourage you to embrace the diversity in groups. Some people are very good at some things that others will always be challenged with. Those differences can certainly hurt but they can help even more - when we work together.

 

Something to think about

 

Bill Bateman (like Batman with an “E” in the middle)


PS - There are a very diverse group of businesses and people represented here on IBOToolbox and on one of my favorite platforms for promoting IBO (and other businesses) - LeadsLeap. If you are already a part of the team - I appreciate it. If you are not, you are always welcome

Member Note: To comment on this PR, simply click reply on the owners main post below.
-  Copyright 2016 IBOsocial  -            Part of the IBOtoolbox family of sites.