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Man I Hate Rules

One of the most irritating things in life for most people are the rules that we have to obey! Why can’t I drive 55? Why do I have to wait at the red light? Why can’t I just shoot somebody when the almost run me off the road????? Why Why Why! So many times we find ourselves in situations that cause us to fume and fuss but won’t let us do what our carnal human nature would drive us to do simply because there is a rule or law in effect that we don’t want to break and then have to pay the cost of doing so.

Law and rules affect every aspect of our life and day to day routine. They are there for a reason. They are designed to eliminate chaos. Chaos causes failure of opportunity and keeps us from accomplishing our goals. We would have a hard time crossing a large city with no traffic laws in place and would certainly not be very efficient with our time and effort.

Rules are not perfect by any means and are often implemented under conflict and the need for a temporary fixing of a problem. Parents should be able to identify with the situation!! We have rules that change over the course of time and also according to geographical and cultural norms. Rules are sometimes hard to understand and also to be able to enforce. Sometimes the rule is the rule and there is no explanation! Parents??

ASR has come a long way in the last two years that I have served as VP. Membership has been growing by leaps and bounds both here in the US and overseas as well. Only God gets the glory!! What a time to be involved with such a ministry!!

The issues that concerns me this morning is not an issue of growth but of quality. We have some rules that are set in place in the foundation of this ministry and sometimes they are misunderstood as something that hinders growth. They are however only there to keep the quality of the garden as it should be. I want to list just a few of them below that I feel we need to make sure that time and situation does not change.

We are first and foremost a One Name Motorcycle Ministry! This means that each and every minister of this ministry (and that is every member) has to have been filled with the Holy Ghost and baptized in Jesus Name. There are no exceptions to this rule as it is a salvation issue. I know that sometimes we want to be inclusionary but salvation is to important to water down. We cannot allow other forms of belief and doctrine to be a part of this ministry. Remember in trying to get other members to join us in our endeavor that it is first to receive the Holy Ghost and then make sure the pastor of that person has had the time and effort to make sure that they are rooted and grounded enough to be trusted to become a part of an outside ministry of their local assembly. Remember their pastor and assembly are held to the same conditions above as well. We have been sent to preach the truth to the whole world and it is the truth that will make us free!!

If we hold the rule above to be true, then the following must also apply. We must act, look, and be a christian! And I don’t mean any old Christian! We as ministers are held to a higher standard when it comes to living for God. Others can act and look any way they want but we cannot. Our dress and appearance must be modest and Godly. We are not going to be able to change the world if we look like the world! Modesty and humility are still required of a child of God. Our speech and attitude must be Christ like. It is not the fruits of the spirit but the fruit of the spirit! One fruit that bears the 7 characteristics of Christ! We cannot pick and choose which of those characteristics that we show but must have all of them evident in our lives.

Man, I hate rules!! But then I think of the fact that Rule #1 is that if I keep his commandments and live a life pleasing to HIM that I can make Heaven my eternal home!! IF I submit my self to him and keep the blood applied in my life, then I to can hear him say Well Done!! Rules like the one that says Knock and the door opens! I like that one! How about the one that says that there is a strong tower that I can run to! And I can find shelter there! How about the one that says that when I receive the Holy Ghost and the blood covers my sins that NO ONE can hold them against me anymore and that God himself doesn’t even remember them!!!

The more I think of it I don’t hate the rules as much as I thought that I did!! They keep me safe from myself and others as well!! I just wanted to let you guys and gals know that if we keep the faith and stand our ground on our beloved doctrine that the promises of God are for our blessing! Keep the faith! Keep ministering to the lost!! Keep working until Jesus comes!!!

Love ya’ll

Pastor Randy ASR VP

4th Annual Biker Sunday

Hocking Hills Chapter Ohio  invites you to join us ;

Sat June 8th is our Outreach Fellowship ride.

Meeting at Baymont Inn Logan at 10:00 am for nice scenic ride of Hocking Hills. Meet and Greet at 530 pm at basement of Old Dutch Restaurant.

Sunday morning is Biker Sunday at 333 W. Main St. New Straitsville Oh.

Special guest speaker our Alabama Coordinator Pastor Mike Markham

Lunch catered after service by Jori’s catering.

Election

Treasurer nominee is Laureen Theodore running unopposed.

President nominees are;

Robert Thompson  and Anthony Storey

I’m asking Bro Storey and Bro Thompson to put a acceptance letter on the Facebook “discussions page”  telling about themselves and for questions. This way  it remains members only asking the questions and commenting. Let’s all remember we are a ministry, asking questions of ministers,  pray much and follow what you feel God’s will is.

Thank you

Tom Thompson

International Secretary

Microsoft Word – 2019-Absentee-ballot-for-President.docx

Be mindful of what we do ….

A FABLE: THE GIRL & THE SNAKE

Once upon a time a young girl was trudging along a mountain path, trying to reach her grandmother’s house. It was bitter cold and the wind cut like a knife. When she was within sight of her destination, she heard a rustle at her feet.

Looking down, she saw a snake. Before she could move, the snake spoke to her.

He said: “I am about to die. It is too cold for me up here and I am freezing. There is no food in these mountains and I am starving. Please put me under your coat and take me with you.”

“No,” replied the girl. “I know your kind. You are a rattlesnake. If I pick you up, you will bite me and your bite is poisonous.”

“No, no,” said the snake. “If you help me, you will be my best friend. I will treat you differently.”

The little girl sat down on a rock for a moment to rest and think things over. She looked at the beautiful markings on the snake and had to admit that it was the most beautiful snake she had ever seen.

Suddenly, she said: “I believe you. I will save you. All living things deserve to be treated with kindness.”

The little girl reached over, put the snake gently under her coat and proceeded toward her grandmother’s house. Within a moment, she felt a sharp pain in her side. The snake had bitten her.

“How could you do this to me?” she cried. “You promised that you would not bite me if I would protect you from the bitter cold.”

The snake hissed: “You knew what I was when you picked me up”. He slithered away.

If it looks like a snake, moves like a snake and comes from a snake nest, it probably is a snake and can only be expected to behave like one.

Unknown author or at least I don’t know

Rolling Thunder 2019

 

So thankful for the opportunity to attend Rolling Thunder 2019 with some awesome ASR members. Robert Thompson, Tom & Renaye Thompson, Jeremiah Hayes, and his father Delbert Hayes and new member Norman Knight. We started out meeting up in Clarksburg, WV. We met up for dinner with ASR members Brother and Sister Joseph and Nathaniel and Brandy Benedum for some good fellowship. On Saturday morning we had a very nice scenic route picked out for a ride over to Rockville, Maryland. The ride was great except for the area’s where the road disappears from your GPS lol. Man  you can have that crazy DC city outer city traffic. Sunday we were up very early to ride over to the Harley Davidson dealership to line up for the escorted ride in to the pentagon. It was already a sight to see so many bikers at the dealership.
 Jeremiah Hayes said it best when we were in Washington DC  for Rolling Thunder “If you can experience the level of patriotism and respect for our armed forces and veterans that was present during this event, and it not affect you, something is wrong. It was truly an unforgettable moment, and at times, it was hard to hold back the tears thinking of so many that have sacrificed for the freedoms you and I to enjoy every day.
Fighting back tears is what we all did on our escorted ride to the pentagon. As we left the Harley Davidson dealership in Rockville MD all streets were blocked for us the entire route. On the sides of the roads and over every bridge were people waving to us flying American and military flags. You just couldn’t help getting emotional. It was truly a real blessing to take part in this awesome event. Which broke an all time high record that they estimated between 1.3 to 1.7 million bikers praise God that’s just totally awesome. I’m just glad I was able to be a part of this wonderful event with some of my ASR family.  Thank you  for letting me be your Road Captain on this journey. And a big thank you to Jeremiah Hayes for coming to the rescue of a down biker and fixing his bike.
Michael Theodore                                                                                                                      National Road Captain

2019 National Rally Registration

Let’s Get Registered !

We have had a strong response so far with members registering  for the 2019 National Rally. So far almost everyone that has registered has also included the MEAL PLAN so please do no hesitate, let’s get signed up and reservations made.  The Registration App for the 2019 National Rally can be found by clicking on the link below.
FYI – There is still rooms at the host Hotel available

2019 Azusa StreetRiders National Rally ~ Maryville, TN

IMPORTANT INFORMATION PLEASE READ:

Due to the success at our 2018 National Rally in Jefferson, Ohio compliments of Brother and Sister Theodore in regards to the lunch & Dinner arrangements, the Chapter in Maryville, TN would like to offer a “Meal Plan” at this years Rally. This meal plan would cover Thursday & Friday for both lunch (for those on the ride only) and dinner, immediately following service on both nights and will be held in the event center at FAC.

I could go into more details of all the benefits of the meal plan  however anyone who attended the 2018 National Rally knows how nice it was to walk from the service and have a nice hot meal ready and waiting. Unfortunately this year there will be a cost involved. For those who wish to “go out” you are certainly welcomed to do so there are many restaurants in the area however you would miss out on some of the best fellowship were going to have at this years National Rally.

Due to the number of people attending I would strongly suggest you signup for the meal plan when you register. After July 25th the price of dinners will change to $20.00 for adults & $10.00 for children. In addition there will be only a limited number of “extra” dinners at the door available (I have been told by the ones preparing the meals they do not wish to have  a lot of leftovers). Furthermore those that choose not to partake in the “lunch” meal plan(s) must bring a lunch with them if they want to eat. The venue for the lunches will be at a park or roadside picnic bench with limited or no access to any location to buy food. (Note: No extra lunches will be available for purchase on the ride)

** Please note you can sign up for one or all of the meals and if need be we have several months until the Rally so you can make partial payments over a period of time (Please get with Sis Theodore)

Registration Fee – covers the registration, 2019 event pin, Saturday Breakfast & Saturday Lunch. The Maryville chapter will host a meet & greet in the event center following Wednesday night service where pizza, salad, desserts and drinks will be served complements of this local chapter.

The fee’s are as follows: 
$25.00 – Registration fee
Includes: Registration Fee, Event Pin, Saturday Breakfast & Saturday Lunch
Thursday Lunch – $10.00 per person (for those on the ride only)
$5.00 – Per child under 12  (for those on the ride only)
Thursday Dinner – $15.00 per person (after church in the FAC event center)
$7.50 – Per child under 12
Friday Lunch – $10.00 per person (for those on the ride only)
$5.00 – Per child under 12 (for those on the ride only)
Friday Dinner – $15.00 per person (after church in the FAC event center)

$7.50 – Per person for children under 12

Please do not hesitate to contact Bro Thompson for more details

Cortland, NY 1st Biker Sunday

I would like to start off by giving a big thank you to Brother Erick Smith, Pastor Brad Dutcher and Abundant Life United Pentecostal Church of Cortland, NY. Thank you again for allowing ASR to be apart of your church and hosting a biker Sunday.  We had a great time in fellowship and riding over that first weekend in May. Brother Erick Smith did a very good job with his first biker Sunday. He did this all while having complications from his wisdom tooth surgery on Thursday. On Saturday Brother Norman Knight joined us for breakfast along with Pastor Brad Dutcher. We had a very good time in fellowship talking about our past. Both Norman and myself talking about how we came into ASR. By the time we got back from riding it was time for dinner it was already a long day and at the restaurant I could tell brother Smith was having some major pain as his one side of his mouth was completely swollen. Early Sunday morning I get a text from Brother Smith saying he is in the ER do to his complications. At first I’m like oh boy the host is not going to be at his biker Sunday now what. Well we still have to have church. I said there is a guest speaker so all is good. When Norman and Myself got to the church Pastor Dutcher informs me that  brother Smith is at the hospital. I told brother Dutcher yes I know. Then I hear these words. brother Dutcher asked if I could speak. As I just looked at brother Dutcher with out hesitation he said good LOL I then said but you do know that I am not a minister. Brother Dutcher then said that’s ok I am fine with it you have a testimony that needs heard. Great now in my head I’m in panic mode LOL. as I sat there on the pew in panic mode. I started to ask the Lord to give me the words to say. Talking about ASR is easy. It still hard for me talking about my testimony, my story. Well the Lord gave me comfort as I first talked about ASR and How I first came into ASR. Then as I was speaking the Lord gave me the direction and words to speak on bitterness and how we are not promised tomorrow.
I did not Know at the time that there was someone that needed to hear that. Because they were dealing with bitterness and the loss of a child. After the service we talked on healing. Even though I only spoke for 10 minutes which felt like an hour. I was glad to hear the anointed massage by Evangelist Joe Rapaglia. He gave us a very powerful message.
Thank you Rick and Barb Medley who rode up from Southern Ohio to be a part of the 1st Biker Sunday of Cortland, NY.
It was a great weekend in fellowship, riding and church. And we signed up a new ASR Member Norman Knight. Who is going to help brother Smith in getting New York their first ASR chapter. Looking forward to seeing the outreach and lost souls saved in Cortland, NY. Can’t wait for next years Biker Sunday.

Michael Theodore
National Road Captain.

Welcome New Members – May 2019

John & Cynthie Zerbe
Pierson, MI
Solid Rock Worship
Rev. Bobby Gray

Cedar Springs, MI

Bishop Brian Kyer
Danville, KY
Apostolic Faith Light House
Bishop Brian Kyer

Danville, KY

Charles Austin
Shreve, OH
Wooster Apostolic Pentecostal Church
Benjamin Robinson
Wooster, OH
Norman Knight
Wakins Glenn, NY
Abundant Life United Pentecostal Church
Brad Dutcher
Cortland, NY