Wheels Of Grace Magazine

Volume 11, Issue 2

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WheelsOfGrace.com | Volume 11 Issue 2 | 7 F. A. I. T. H. RIDERS No One Left Behind www.faithriders.com The command of God implores us as we "go into all the world we are to preach the Gospel to all creation" (Mark 16:15); the F.A.I.T.H. Riders take this calling seriously as the lifeblood of its existence and passion. This is a ministry, not a riding club or gang, and our sole purpose is to share the life-changing Good News by equipping the saints to engage in practical ministry opportunities. Through the ministry of F.A.I.T.H. Riders, bikers and others are learning about Jesus Christ and receiving His awesome gift of salvation and eternal life in Heaven with Him. F.A.I.T.H. Riders are reaching people with their bikes who may not normally step foot into an organized church or Bible study. It's putting rubber, as well as shoe leather, onto the Gospel message. The F.A.I.T.H. Riders are made up of people from all areas of life, but we do have a common interest — enjoyment, and enthusiasm for motorcycles, all makes and models. No matter what you ride - or even if you don't - all are welcome... The F.A.I.T.H. Riders blazon — their "colors" — consists of four primary colors and four symbols: White - God's light and glory, in which all darkness disappears, and there are no shadows. Red - The blood of Jesus, which cleanses the sinner of all sin and makes him or her the righteous saint of God because of its being shed at the Cross. Salvation to us is free, but its cost is priceless. It represents Jesus. Blue - Regal, the color of royalty. Our sins cost the life of the King of Kings, and He gave it willingly so we could have the way to salvation. We are the only created being offered this gift. THE MINISTRY OF F . A . I . T. H . RIDERS Gold - Purity. Gold can only be made pure by passing through a crucible's fire until the impurities are removed, and the goldsmith can see his reflection on the surface of the metal. This is a picture of what happens when a sinner passes through the blood of Jesus Christ. The Cross - The symbol of where the Prince of Glory died. The Cross on our colors is empty—the price of salvation is paid in full. Our savior, Jesus Christ, ascended to heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He is our advocate to the Father, seeing that the covenant provisions are being ministered to us. The Flag - One God; a nation set apart as long as we give glory to the God who blesses the nations. The Stars - There are only seven complete stars in the blazon. Seven is a symbolic number in scripture that describes perfection and completeness. Everything in life is complete in Jesus Christ. The Eagle - A bird of prey that represents power, justice, and God's forthcoming wrath upon the unholy. What does F.A.I.T.H. stand for? F is for Forgiveness. We cannot have eternal life and heaven without God's forgiveness. A is for Available. Forgiveness is available for all, but it is not automatic. I is for Impossible. It is impossible for God to allow sin into heaven. It is also impossible to please God through our actions. T is for Turn. Turn means to repent from sin and self to Christ only. H is for Heaven. Heaven is eternal life, here and now and in the hereafter - but only through Christ. Forsaking all, I trust Him!

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