With everything that's going on in the world today, it's easy to see that we're living in the 'last days' before the inevitable return of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Because there isn't much time left before that happens, our enemy (Satan) is working overtime doing all he can to discredit and destroy as many and as much as he can. Therefore, as stewards, we must be vigilant (without becoming legalistic) to make sure that everything related to this ministry, is screwed on straight.
So, with that, in order for you to be sure that nothing has been cross-threaded, we would like to take a moment and share with you where we stand. Below are the basic tenets that this ministry follows, as found in God's own Word:
What Does Riding To Reach
The members of Riding To Reach Ministries believe in one God, who is the Creator and Sustainer of all things; that our God is infinitely perfect and that He eternally co-exists in three persons - Father, Son (Jesus), and Holy Spirit. We believe that Jesus is not only the Son of God, but God incarnate; who, born of a virgin, came to live among men; that He suffered and was crucified on a cross, taking the penalty of our sins onto Himself; that on the third day, He rose from the dead, taking back the power of death and Hell; He ascended into Heaven alive and in bodily form, and is now seated at the right hand of the Father; and that He will return just as He promised. We also believe that God sent His Holy Spirit to, among other things, inspire the creation of the Holy Bible; and as such, we believe it to be the inerrant and infallible Word of God. It is useful to teach us what is true, correct us when we are wrong, and equip us to do what is right. Therefore, the Bible is our absolute and final authority.
In addition, we believe that by praying a simple and sincere prayer of repentance (asking Jesus to forgive us of our sins and to come into our heart to be our Lord and Savior), we will be born again, and our soul will be saved forever from the eternal torments of Hell. We also know that it's by God's gift of grace alone that we are saved, not by our own works or deeds. Otherwise we would boast and brag about how we saved ourselves – which, in fact, we are totally incapable of doing (Ephesians 2:8-9).
With that, the old life is gone, and a new life will begin through Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17). In other words, it's as though we've been given a fresh new start - like - being 'born again'. And that's exactly what a true Christian is. But that's not all there is - check this out...
Most of us have heard of the word "Gospel", which means "Good News". But, how many of us actually know or understand the full extent of the "good news"?
Well, in an effort to give everyone a glimpse of the extent of this good news, we would like to present this extremely moving video. It explains the whole gospel in a unique and powerful way, using everyday terms that we all understand. So if you would, please check it out. It could change your whole outlook on life.
What you have just read through and seen in this section of the website are the basic biblical doctrines that are the foundation of our faith and of this ministry. If you have any questions about any of this, please feel free to contact us and we'll do our best to quickly and thoroughly answer them for you.
Integrity and Accountability
You also need to know, that as members of Riding To Reach Ministries, we strongly believe that in ministry integrity is paramount. We understand that because of the nature of this particular ministry, there must be an open accountability; without it, we will NOT be able to maintain a high level of integrity on our own for very long.
Therefore, it is the desire of Riding To Reach Ministries, through God's mercy, His grace, and without the entanglement of legalism, to maintain the highest level of integrity at all times, in all situations whether we are wearing a patch or not.
So, just to make sure we're all on the same page, let’s explore definitions of both accountability and integrity:
Webster defines ACCOUNTABILITY as: "The state of being accountable; responsible; liable to be called to account; answerable". Every person is accountable to God for their own conduct, through their thoughts, words, and deeds.
Naturally, we as humans would rather do our own thing, in our own way, in our own time and for our own reasons. It is not our nature to want to be held accountable, however, we must be accountable to who we represent.
Webster defines INTEGRITY as: "The quality of being honest, and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness." Doing what is right, even when no one is looking.
At times, we ALL can find it difficult to develop and/or maintain integrity. As we try to pursue purity, righteousness, faithfulness and integrity in the midst of the daily assaults of life, it's easy to become distracted and go astray. So to that, we offer this acrostic as a tool for you to use and apply to your life.
Something To Think About
A Servants Heart
Embracing God Intimately
Webster defines GRACE as: "The undeserved favor of God." Without God’s grace, successfully applying the above acrostic would be impossible. So, to God be the glory.
If there is something that you're struggling with and you need someone to talk to, feel free to contact us and we'll talk - confidentially, of course.
The Christian Rider's Anthem
(We Will Ride)
An ANTHEM as a rousing or uplifting song, identified with a particular group, or cause. Others define it as a song of celebration, praise, devotion, or patriotism.
The following song can definitely be defined as an anthem. As with all anthems, it reminds us of the importance of our call as Christians, as it stirs our hearts and challenges us to stay vigilant to the cause of Christ.
So, if you would, please check out the video below. It is our hope that you will find it as inspiring as we do.