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  The Chrome Horn - Racing With Jesus Ministries

1/16/2015

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS TIME
by Rev. Don Rivers

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  As we get to that time of the year where we like to reflect and contemplate things I thought it might be beneficial to explore a few questions about Christianity and what we believe. This will be a good way for us all to have a basic understanding of the Christian life we desire to live. Greeting in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

  Many of you are in the disassemble/reassemble process. For some, your race car is just a pile of parts in the shop. For others it is coming back together with the anticipation of new races to run. Letís do the same with our understanding of Christianity and why we believe the way we do.

  Please understand this is not an exhaustive exploration of everything we believe, but a few weeks where we will address some of the basic beliefs we hold. This should help those who have questions and also encourage us as we strive to honor God.

  As I thought through the questions we should cover the big three came to mind; Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Also the questions of doubt came to mind. How can I know God exists? Is Jesus the right way to God? Can God really forgive all I have done? How is this relevant to the life we live today?

  There are many more questions we have, but doubt is something that is in us all. Knowing the answers from the only reliable source will help firm up our faith and give us the encouragement we need to live a life that honors God.

  Maybe the place to start is this question; how do we know what source will lead us to the truth? In all the decision making we do we rely on several sources for input; things we have been taught, things we have experienced and things we understand. There is one more source but it isnít sought out as much, God and His Word.

  Letís take a minute and explore the process of decision making. We all have our favorite sources of authority. When I have a house question I call my friend the builder. When I have a car question, I stop by and see my friend who run a garage. When I need legal advice I call my lawyer. Pretty simple, we all have similar ways of getting to a solution we trust.

  What about life questions? Where do we go when we have questions about life and how to live it? Some of us go to the same sources mentioned above, but let me suggest another, better source, the creator of life himself, God. Who should know more about how to live the most filling, satisfying and best life than the creator of life himself?

  God said to the prophet Jeremiah;

 Jeremiah 1:5; ďI knew you before I formed you in your motherís womb.
Before you were born I set you apart and appointed you as my prophet to the nations.Ē

  Psalm 139 explains that God know everything about us, if fact, He knitted us together in our motherís womb. Take some time this week and look up Psalm 139, read it and come to understand that God know each one of us better than we know ourselves. Who better to turn to then when we need guidance and direction?

  Many of the sources we use to answer our questions and solve our problems we turn to because they are ďexpertsĒ, they know things that we donít. They understand things that we donít. They have experiences that we havenít had. All good reasons to seek them out for answers, but allow me to give this advice, God is the only true source of authority.

  In the weeks to come we will explore how we make decisions, what we use for guidance and how we might be better off is we seek the answer to our life questions from the creator of life Himself.

  Feel free to ask if you have a question. Send in any questions you might have. We may address them here in the column or through more private channels. As always we are here to serve you.

  Psalm 139:1-6, just the first part, there are 24 verses in Godís word.

1 O Lord, you have examined my heart
and know everything about me.

2 You know when I sit down or stand up.
You know my thoughts even when Iím far away.

3 You see me when I travel
and when I rest at home. You know everything I do.

4 You know what I am going to say
even before I say it, Lord.

5 You go before me and follow me.
You place your hand of blessing on my head.

6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
too great for me to understand!

  I am looking forward to this journey with you, please make a point of staying with us as we explore some Questions & Answers.
 

  THOUGHTS FROM THE ROAD

 
MOTORSPORTS 2015
- In the process of putting the finishing touches on our display for Motorsports. We are having to make a few adjustments due to unforeseen circumstances but we will have some great cars alongside our pace car for you to admire. Make plans now to stop by the booth and say hi.

  FLORIDA SPEEDWEEKS - Is the season getting started already? Yes, plans are being put in place for our effort in Florida during Speedweeks. We plan to be at several tracks in the Georgia/Florida area. Please keep our Chaplains in your prayers as we travel.

  NEW EXPANSION OPPORTUNITIES - We have some exciting things being made available to us in 2015 that should provide more resources and facilities to minister to the needs of the racing community. Please keep those efforts in your thoughts and prayers. We look forward to sharing those with you as the come online.

 
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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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Posted: January 16, 2015

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