The Chrome Horn - Racing With Jesus Ministries


by Rev. Don Rivers

   Every one of us has an opinion. I can remember countless times when I here contrasting views of the same person. The truth lies somewhere between the opinions. What about you, who do you say Jesus is? Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

   Racing in an interesting game, you find no shortage of opinions on everything. I stood in the infield at Williams Groove and watched as people shared their opinions about the night of racing ahead. Racing incites a passion in us, so much so that we develop an opinion. What other things in our life incite such a passion so deep that we form an opinion? What do we see?

   I am fascinated by the differences of opinion I hear; especially after an on track incident. First you have to know who you are talking to, because that will help explain their viewpoint. Second you have to know where you are standing, because that will influence the decision. What we see and how we interpret it goes a long way to help us understand where our faith lies.

   Jesus posed a question to his followers;

Luke 9:18-20; Once when Jesus was praying in private and his disciples were with him, he asked them,
"Who do the crowds say I am?" They replied, "Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah;
and still others, that one of the prophets of long ago has come back to life."

"But what about you?" he asked. "Who do you say I am?"
Peter answered, "The Christ of God."

   First and foremost Christ came to do the will of His Father. He was a servant, here to accomplish the plan laid out for Him by God in Heaven. Sometimes we forget that he came with a purpose and that purpose defined everything he did. He shared that with us in John’s Gospel.

John 6:40; For my Father's will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life,
and I will raise him up at the last day."

   As the writer of my devotion, BBH, noted the other day:

   “In his perfect life, sacrificial death, and triumphant resurrection, Jesus proved that he was sent from God. And here John records for us Jesus' own description of the will of God, which sent him. This is the will of him that sent me, Jesus says, that everyone who has eyes to see me for Who I am, and believes on me, will have everlasting life.

   How do you see Jesus? Do you see him as a good teacher? As a prophet even? Or do you see him (as he claims in this very same verse) to be the One who has the power to raise the dead when the world comes to an end?

   To truly see the Son, Jesus clearly implies, is to believe on him. It is one thing to give mental assent to a set of Bible lessons, to say "Yes" to the question of Jesus' deity. But it is another thing altogether to trust him with your life, your ambitions, your purpose and meaning in life.

   Do you see Christ as the Lord of your life? To those who see Jesus as the Son of God, and plant their faith firmly in him, Jesus promises an everlasting life and resurrection at the last day.

   In other words, your faith will not be disappointed; it will be replaced with a greater reality than you could ever have imagined.”

   We would do good to revisit our opinion of Christ and recommit to making Him Lord of our lives. Then we will see the plans that God has for our lives clearly. Who do we see?


   LEE USA OKTOBERFEST! - Lee USA Speedway closed out their season this past weekend with a full slate of racing and beautiful fall weather to add to the celebration. With two of the touring series we serve in attendance we were well represented by Bobby and Vinetta Somers and Tara Stoehr. They were excited to serve the race community with a chapel service for those in attendance on Sunday morning.

   VALENTI MODIFIED SERIES CROWN CHAMPION AT LEE - Rowan Pennink and Owner Gary Casella nailed down the 2013 VMRS Championship at LEE USA Speedway’s Oktoberfest. This is the first championship for either and it is good to see their hard work payoff. Gary Casella has been with the series since the beginning and after persevering for ten years he can call this championship his. We are hoping to have Rowan and his championship car in our booth at Motorsports 2014.

   MOUNTAIN WELCOMES RWJM - Wall Chaplain Bob Menschner made the trip up to Mountain Speedway as they closed out their season also. Bob reported that things went well, a little overflowing of passion led to some extra curricular activity. When the dust settled Matt Hirschman had swept the “King of the Mountain” modified races for the weekend.

   As the season winds down Racing with Jesus Ministries is blessed to have so many wonderful volunteers that serve across the racing world.

   THOMPSON DISPLAYS NEW LOOK FOR WORLD SERIES - When the teams show up for the World Series at Thompson they will see some of the changes already in place. With construction originally scheduled to begin in November the preview wouldn’t be available until spring, but when the construction company had time in their schedule the work began. Now we will have a glimpse of the finished product. Campers are already on sight staking out their claims. This should be a great race weekend.

   We are looking forward to being there and crowning the Whelen Modified Tour Champion. This is a great event for RWJM as we will have many of the teams we serve throughout the racing season at Thompson. Please take the time to encourage the Chaplains that serve you throughout the year.

   Until next time, be a witness for our Lord with the ministry decals and apparel. See them at the Show Your Faith Apparel Store at http://www.rwjm.com/store. Send us your prayer and counseling needs no matter what part of our racing family you are in, or give us a call. Remember that God loves you, we love you and

Jesus is Lord over Auto Racing. GOD BLESS.

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Numbers 6:24-26 "The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace."

   May God always Bless you, everyday in everyway. Rev. Don


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SourceRev Don Rivers / Racing With Jesus Ministries
Posted: October 18, 2013

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