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  "That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;"
 . . .  Colossians 1:10  . . .
 
Grab your Helmet! Letís go!

Jorlyn Grasser

Itís your chance to ride like a pro.

The racetrack at Summit Point, Virginia, is the place to test your motorcycle skills. Designed for professional racing, frequently they open the track to nonprofessional.

Grab your gear, cool drinks, and tools, and head for the staging ground. Claiming a spot is easy. Just pull up to an empty space on the asphalt, and unload. Then begin polishing, adjusting, and swapping stories with the biker guy next to you.

In a brief meeting explaining procedures, you get your group assignment. Advanced cyclists go first, and then it is your turn.

What a roar! The blood pumps, and the air screams motor sounds. Staggered groups of three riders begin the course. Soon all thirty bikes are on the track.

Few visitors watch. This is a participant activity.

The track winds around hills, figure-eight curves, and straight-aways. The speed reaches 130 miles an hour. Except for the streaking colors of the cycles and helmet, most of the cyclists looked alike. Their speed zooming them by before you recognize anyone.

Rumor has it accidents happen, some even fatal. An incentive to drive with guarded caution; yet abandon yourself to the thrill of optimum speed.

After completing a twenty-minute run, the motorcyclists return to their asphalt homes, and begin to adjust their machines. Talk is of next time. The grin on each riderĎs face refuses to leave. What a thrill! Racing on the proís track!

We are all on a hilly, figure eight, congested racetrack in life. We know basic rules to get ahead; our lives are crowded with job, family, and personal responsibilities. The track is crammed with other racers. Accidents happen around us, and even to us. Sometimes, we sputter and stop, questioning what it is all about.

The Bible says we need to run the race to meet the goal. (Philippians 3:14) "I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus."

The goal is a home in Heaven someday.

We also need to put on the right equipment. Ephesians 6:17 "And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God."

Salvation is the way to reach that goal.

God created a plan with clear specifications. Sin separates us from Heaven. Since all have sinned, a perfect sacrifice was necessary to give his life for ours. This Jesus did willingly. It completed the plan God put in place to redeem us.

Pain, rejection, abuse and taunts followed Jesus on the way to death on the cross. Even God turned His back on His Sonís suffering, because Christ was made sin for us, and God could not look on sin. Before dying, He spoke to the thief on the cross next to him, forgiving his sin, and promising him acceptance in Heaven.

Godís love is available for every person. Jesus died for your sins, and rose again with a promise of eternal life to all who believe.

In many states the helmet laws are ineffective. Many who refuse to wear them have suffered drastic consequences. Itís a choice.

Salvationís plan provides forgiveness through Christ death on the cross. Even as the wearing of a motorcycle helmet is a choice, so is accepting Godís plan. It is available to "Whosoever will come to Him".

What will you do with this blood-bought, Helmet of Salvation provided by God through His Son?

Donít toss it aside. Accept salvation today.

Repeat the prayer below:

Lord Jesus,

I am a sinner. I believe you paid for my sins when you died on the cross, and rose again from the grave. Forgive my sins. I trust you now to be my Savior. Thank you for the promise of a home in Heaven some day.

Amen.

NOTE: If you prayed this prayer or you desire further help, please contact Logos Communication at this email address. 
E-mail: FirstBaptistChurchOC@gmail.com
 

 

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First Baptist Church of Oak Creek

10550 S. Howell Ave. - Oak Creek, WI 53154

Phone: 414-762-7575

Pastor: David L. Brown, Ph.D.

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